Car insurance group 30

Find out which cars are placed in insurance group 30 and how much it might cost to insure them.

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What is insurance group 30?

With insurance groups ranging from 1-50, vehicles in group 30 tend to cost a bit more than average to insure.

The cars in this group score OK in factors used to determine the group ratings, such as having good car safety and security features and low repair costs.

We’ll be exploring these factors in greater detail throughout this guide. We’ll also look at the personal factors that insurers take into account when calculating your premium, including your age, location and driving history.

Car makes and models in insurance group 30

Here is a list of the more popular cars in insurance group 30. As mentioned, there are likely to cost a bit more than average to insure.

Insurance groupCar make/modelDetails
30Audi A3The Audi A3 family hatchback handles really well. The petrol car comes in various engine sizes ranging from 1-litre to 2-litre engines.
30BMW 3 seriesThis top-selling premium executive car won the WhatCar? Safety Award 2020 and a Fleet News Best Premium Car Award 2020.
30Ford FiestaWith strong fuel economy and low Co2 emissions, this small hatchback is as popular as ever. It won the Auto Express Supermini Car of the Year in 2019.
30Kia SorentoThis large SUV finished 7th out of 31 manufacturers in the WhatCar? reliability survey in 2020.
30Mazda RX-8This lightweight sports car comes with a 1.3-litre engine and is very affordable considering its class.
30Mercedes A-ClassThis family car was awarded five stars by Euro NCAP with a host of safety features, including automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance.
30Ford MondeoNow in its fifth generation, the Ford Mondeo is making a come back, and this versatile and historically cultured family car may regain some of its former popularity.
30Volkswagen Polo GTIThis hot hatch comes with a 1.4-litre engine and automatic emergency braking as standard.

Cars in insurance group 30 and the average cost by driver’s age

The table below will help you to work out how much it’ll cost to insure your car based on your age.

Make Model / Version Group (1-50) 20yrs 30yrs 40yrs 50yrs Get quote
Abarth 595 1.4 T-Jet 165 Monster Yamaha 70th Anniversary 3d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.75 TBi (240bhp) Veloce 5d TCT 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Turbo Petrol 200hp Q4 AWD auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Audi TT 1.8T FSI Sport (2012) 2d S Tronic 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Audi A3 Sport (Technology Pack) 2.0 TFSI 190PS 4d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Audi A4 2.0T FSI (252bhp) Quattro Sport 5d S Tronic 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Audi A5 35 TFSI 150PS S Tronic auto 2d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Audi Q3 40 TFSI Quattro Sport S Tronic [C+S Pack] 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Audi Q5 SE 2.0 TFSI 252PS Quattro S Tronic auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
BMW 1 Series 125d M Sport (03/15-) 5d Step Auto 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
BMW 2 Series 220i M Sport (Nav) 2d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
BMW 3 Series 320d MHT xDrive SE Sport Automatic 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
BMW 4 Series 420d Modern 2d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
BMW X1 sDrive20i SE Sport Dual-clutch auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
BMW X2 xDrive 25e Sport Auto [Tech Pack] 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport (Plus Package and Technology Package) auto (05/20-) 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.8 V6 Limited 5d Auto 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Citroen C4 Flair Plus BlueHDi 160 S&S EAT8 auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Citroen C5 2.0 BlueHDi 16V VTR+ (150bhp) (Techno Pack) 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
DS 3 1.6 THP Prestige 2d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
DS 4 2.0 BlueHDi (180bhp) Crossback 5d EAT6 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
DS 5 2.0 BlueHDi 1955 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
DS 7 SUV Prestige BlueHDi 180 EAT8 auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Ford Fiesta ST ST Ford Performance Edition 1.5T EcoBoost 200PS 3d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Ford Mondeo ST-Line X 2.0T EcoBoost 240PS auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Ford S MAX 2.0 TDCi (210bhp) Vignale 5d Powershift 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Ford Edge Vignale 2.0 TDCi 180PS AWD 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Hyundai i800 SE 2.5 CRDi 136PS (07/2018 on) 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Hyundai Sante Fe Team Wiggins Edition (7 Seat) 2.2 CRDi 200PS Blue Drive 4WD 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Jaguar XE 2.0 Turbocharged 250PS auto 4d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Jaguar XF Prestige 20t 2.0 Turbocharged 200PS auto 4d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Jaguar E Pace HSE D180 AWD auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Jaguar F Pace 2.0d Portfolio AWD 5d Auto 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Kia ProCeed 1.6T GDi GT Tech 3d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDi HEV 2 Auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Land Rover Defender 90 SE D200 AWD auto 3d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Land Rover Discovery 2.0 TD4 (180bhp) HSE Black 5d Auto 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Range Rover Evoque 2.2 TD4 Pure (Tech Pack) Hatchback 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Range Rover Evoque 2.2 TD4 Pure Hatchback 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Lexus IS 300h Premier (with sunroof) auto (01/17 on) 4d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Lexus NX 300h Premier (Panoramic Roof) auto (11/2017 on) 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mazda MX5 SkyActiv-G 160ps Z-Sport 2d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mercedes Benz A class A 250 4Matic AMG Line Executive 7G-DCT auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mercedes Benz E class E 200 AMG Line 9G-Tronic Plus auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mercedes Benz C class C 220 d SE 9G-Tronic Plus auto (12/16 on) 4d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mercedes Benz CLA class CLA 220 CDI OrangeArt (Comand) 4d Tip Auto 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mercedes Benz GLA class GLA 200 Sport Executive 7G-DCT auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mini Hatchback Cooper S Works 210 (Chili & Media Pack XL) 3d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mini Convertible Cooper S Classic (Comfort Pack & Navigation Pack) 2d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4 (Chili & Media Pack XL) 6d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 DI-DC (197bhp) Equippe 3d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Peugeot 308 1.6 THP (200bhp) GT 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Peugeot 508 GT Line 1.6 PureTech 180 EAT8 auto S&S 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
SEAT Tarraco 2.0 TDI 190PS 4Drive DSG auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Skoda Octavia 2.0 TSI vRS (230bhp) Estate 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Skoda Superb 3.6 V6 Elegance 4X4 5d DSG 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Smart Forfour 71hp Urbanshadow Twinamic auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Toyota GT86 2.0 D-4S TRD (Leather) 2d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Toyota RAV4 Excel (JBL Premium sound system & Skyview Panoramic Roof) AWD Hybrid 2.5 VVT-i auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Vauxhall Grandland SRi Nav Hybrid4 1.6 (300hp) Direct Injection Turbo/Electric AWD auto 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volkswagen Polo GTi 1.4 TSI (180bhp) GTI 3d DSG 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volkswagen CC 2.0 TDI (184bhp) R Line Black Edition 4d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 BiTDI 240 4Motion R Line DSG 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volkswagen Caravelle 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Tech (150bhp) Generation Six 5d DSG 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volkswagen California 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Tech Ocean 4MOTION 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volvo V40 T5 (245bhp) R DESIGN Nav 5d Geartronic 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volvo S60 D3 ES 4d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volvo V60 D4 (163bhp) ES 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volvo V70 T4 (180bhp) ES (Start Stop) 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volvo S80 2.4 D S 4d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volvo XC60 2.4D (175bhp) DRIVe S 2WD 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volvo XC70 D4 (163bhp) SE (Leather) 5d 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote
Volvo V90 2.0 D4 Inscription 5d Geartronic 30 £1,562 £906 £794 £641 Get Quote

Why are cars in group 30 more expensive?

Cars in insurance group 30 usually score a tiny bit below average for the following factors. That’s why they cost slightly higher than average to insure.

  • Low market value
  • Low repair costs
  • Small engine
  • Good security features
  • Good safety features

What other factors affect your car insurance premium?

Along with your car’s insurance group, these three factors have a significant impact on the cost of your insurance:

  • Engine type and capacity. Larger engines cost more to repair or replace. As such, the bigger your engine, the more you’re likely to pay for insurance.
  • Driver location. Insurers factor in the likelihood that your car will be stolen or involved in an accident based on your location. If you live in an area where a lot of claims are made, you’ll pay more. As an example, a 30-year-old in central London will pay £1,046 for insurance for a Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDi HEV 2 Auto 5d, while the same 30-year-old in Newcastle may only pay £906.
  • Driver age. Your age plays a big role in determining the cost of your insurance premium. This is because insurers will calculate the likelihood of someone your age making a claim, based on previous claims data. Younger drivers face higher premium costs for this reason. The average 20-year-old driver in London could pay £1,819 for the Lexus IS 300h Premier auto (01/17 on) 4d, while the average 40-year-old Londoner will only pay £953.

Here are some other factors that can also impact the price of your premiums.

  • Your marital status
  • Your credit history and job
  • Your car’s safety rating,
  • Your car’s security and anti-theft precautions
  • The model and age of your car
  • The likelihood of your car model being targeted by thieves
  • Your driving history, including your no-claims discount.

How can I save on my car insurance premiums?

Choosing a car in a low car insurance group will help to reduce the price of your premium.

However, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the cost of insuring a car in insurance group 30.

Here are some ideas:

  • Drive safely. It may sound obvious, but insurers offer lower premiums to safe drivers. Having convictions on your record will make your premium more expensive.
  • Don’t use your car as much. You could save money on your insurance by reducing your annual mileage. So, think about which journeys you could make by walking or by taking public transport.
  • Pay annually. By paying annually, you’ll avoid interest charges on monthly instalments.
  • Install extra safety precautions. The safer you make your car, the cheaper your premium will be.
  • Shop around for the best deal. The best car insurance deals tend to be offered to new customers, so don’t blindly accept your existing insurer’s renewal quote. Use price comparison sites to find out if another insurer will offer you a lower price.

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