Car insurance group 33

Find out which cars are placed in insurance group 33 and how much it might cost to insure them based on the driver's age and location.

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What is insurance group 33?

There are 50 car insurance groups in the UK, created by the Group Rating Panel and administered by Thatcham Research, to help insurers work out an appropriate cost for your car insurance premium.

All vehicles are assigned an insurance group from 1 (cheapest) to 50 (most expensive).

Vehicles in group 33 are among the more expensive vehicles to insure. The cars in this group usually score above average for various factors used to determine the group ratings, such as market value, repair cost and engine size. Car safety and security features are also considered.

In this guide, we will explore these factors used to place cars in insurance group 33, plus those that determine the cost of your car insurance.

Car makes and models in insurance group 33

There’s a number of well-known vehicles in insurance group 33 that are likely to fall on the more expensive side when it comes to your car insurance premium.

Insurance groupCar make/modelDetails
33Abarth 695This small hatchback drives fast with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, capable of going from 0-62 mph in only 5.9 seconds. Its small frame makes it easy to overcome tight corners.
33Audi S1This small hot hatch holds a 2.0-litre engine capable of digging itself from the tightest corners.
33BMW 4-SeriesThis 2-door vehicle boasts a range of safety features, including standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
33Hyundai i800This large family van comes with a 2.5-litre engine. It offers plenty of room and is easy to maintain.
33Lexus NXThis tech-savvy SUV can be powered by a 2.5-litre hybrid or a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Its safety features include standard adaptive cruise control.
33Mercedes E-ClassThis medium-sized car is armed with class-leading technology and a touch-sensitive steering wheel.
33Ford Fiesta STThe Ford Fiesta ST is an easy-to-drive hatchback powered by a 197-hp turbocharged 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine.
33Peugeot e-2008 SUVA small yet fierce mini-SUV. Safety features include park assist, emergency braking, lane assist and blind spot monitoring.

Cars in insurance group 33 and the average cost by driver’s age

The table below will help you work out how much you’re likely to pay for your car insurance, based on the make and model of your car and your age.

Make Model / Version Group (1-50) 20yrs 30yrs 40yrs 50yrs Get quote
Abarth 124 Spider 1.4 T-Jet 165 Scorpioneoro 70th Anniversary 3d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.75 TBi Quadrifoglio Verde 5d TCT 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Speciale 2.2 Turbo Diesel 210hp Q4 AWD auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Audi A1 S1 S1 TFSI Quattro 3d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Audi TT 1.8T FSI S Line 2d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Audi A4 2.0 TFSI 252PS Quattro on Demand S Tronic auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Audi A5 S Line (Comfort and Sound Pack) 35 TDI 163PS S Tronic auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Audi A6 Black Edition (Technology Pack) 40 TDI 204PS S Tronic auto 4d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Audi Q3 S Line (Comfort and Sound Pack) 45 TFSI 230PS Quattro S Tronic auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Sport S Tronic [C+S] 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
BMW 2 Series 228i M Sport 2d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive M Sport Shadow Edition 4d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
BMW 4 Series 428i SE (Business Media) 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
BMW X1 sDrive20i xLine Sport Dual-clutch auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
BMW X3 xDrive30d M Sport (Business Media) 5d Step Auto 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
BMW X4 xDrive20d Sport auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Citroen C5 2.0 BlueHDI 16V Exclusive (180bhp) (Techno Pack) 5d EAT6 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
DS 5 2.0 BlueHDi (180bhp) Elegance 5d EAT6 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Ford Focus ST 2.0T ST-1 Estate 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi (210bhp) Vignale 4d Powershift 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Hyundai i800 2.5 CRDi Style 5d Auto 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Jaguar XE HSE P300 AWD auto 4d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Jaguar XF 2.0 Twin Turbocharged Diesel 240PS auto 4d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Jaguar E Pace HSE P200 AWD auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Jaguar F Pace R-Sport 25d 2.0 Twin Turbocharged Diesel 240PS AWD auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4x4 auto Soft Top 4d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Kia Sedona 2.2 CRDi 3 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Land Rover Defender 110 SE D200 AWD auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Land Rover Discovery SE Tech 2.0 Si4 240hp (5 seat) AWD auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Range Rover Evoque 2.2 SD4 Pure (Tech Pack) Hatchback 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Range Rover Evoque 2.0 TD4 SE Hatchback 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Lexus IS 300h Sport 4d CVT Auto 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Lexus NX 300h 2.5 Premier (Panoramic roof) 5d CVT 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Mazda MX5 Skyactiv-G 2.0 184ps Sport Tech 2d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Mercedes Benz A class A250 AMG Sport 5d Auto 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Mercedes Benz E class E 200 AMG Line Edition 9G-Tronic Plus auto 4d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Mercedes Benz C class C 200 d Sport Edition Premium Plus 9G-Tronic Plus auto 4d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Mercedes Benz CLA class CLA 220 4Matic AMG Line Premium 7G-DCT auto 4d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4 (Tech & Chili Pack) 6d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Mini Convertible Cooper S Works 210 (Chili & Media Pack XL) 2d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 DI-DC (197bhp) Equippe 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Nissan Pathfinder 4.0 V6 T-SPEC 5d Auto 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Peugeot e-2008 GT Line Electric 50kWh 136 auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Peugeot 508 2.2 HDi (200bhp) GT 4d Auto 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
SEAT Leon Cupra 300 2.0 TSI 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Toyota GT86 2.0 (Leather) 2d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 D-4D Active 5 Seats 3d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volkswagen Arteon R-Line Edition 2.0 TSI 272PS 4Motion DSG auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI 245 GTI Performance DSG 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volkswagen Caravelle 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Tech (204bhp) SE 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo S60 D5 (215bhp) SE Lux (Start Stop) 4d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo V60 D5 (215bhp) AWD Ocean Race 5d Geartronic 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo V70 D5 AWD SE Sport 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo S80 2.5T SE 4d Geartronic (07) 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo S81 3.2 AWD SE 4d Geartronic 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo XC40 First Edition T5 AWD auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo XC60 Momentum Pro D4 FWD auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo XC70 3.2 Ocean Race 5d Geartronic 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo V90 2.0 D5 PowerPulse Momentum AWD 5d Geartronic 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volvo V90 Momentum D4 FWD auto 5d 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote
Volkswagen ID.4 SUV 150kW 4MOTION Life Ed Pro 77kWh 5dr Auto 33 £8,255 £761 £720 £808 Get Quote

Insurance group 33 categories

  • 33E: Surpasses the security requirements for this type of car, leading to a lower insurance group rating.
  • 33A: Meets the standard security requirements for this type of car.
  • 33D: Falls short of security requirements for this type of car, resulting in a higher insurance group rating.
  • 33U: Security standard is unacceptable. The insurer might require upgraded aftermarket security before providing coverage.
  • 33P: Provisional status. Insufficient data is available at launch for classification. This will likely be updated once Thatcham can evaluate the new car.
  • 33G: Grey import. Thatcham tests only officially sold UK cars, so imports are evaluated based on the insurer’s pricing.

Average insurance group 33e cost

To provide you with an idea of how much it may cost you to insure your insurance group 33 car, we ran several quotes to find an average figure. Based on our results, on average, you could insure your car with a comprehensive policy for the monthly price of £76.10, or an annual sum of £761.

Why are cars in group 33 more expensive to insure?

Cars in insurance group 33 usually possess the following characteristics:

  • Expensive to source parts and make repairs
  • Market value is on the higher side
  • Larger engine size
  • Longer repair times

In some cases, they will also be found lacking when it comes to security and safety features.

What other factors affect your car insurance premium?

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

  • Engine type and capacity. The larger your engine, the more you’re likely to pay for insurance. This is due to repair costs and potentially the likelihood of your vehicle being involved in an accident.
  • Driver location. Your location will be considered when calculatng the likelihood of you making a claim. If you live in an area where a lot of claims are made, your premium will be higher. As an example, a 30-year-old in central London will pay £1,391 for insurance for a Volvo S60 D5 (215bhp) SE Lux (Start Stop) 4d, while the same 30-year-old in Newcastle may only pay £761.
  • Driver age. Like location, the age of the driver plays a huge role in determining the cost of your insurance premium. Insurers will use previous claims data to determine the likelihood of someone your age making a claim. This works against younger drivers in particular. The average 20-year-old driver in London could pay £27,686 for the Audi TT 1.8T FSI S Line 2d, while the average 40-year-old Londoner will only pay £1,682.

However, there are a lot of other factors that can also impact the price of your premium. These include the following:

  • Your marital status
  • Your credit history
  • Your occupation
  • Your car’s safety rating
  • Your car’s security features
  • The likelihood of your model being stolen
  • The model and age of your car
  • Your driving activity
  • Your driving history
  • Your no-claim discount

How can I save on my car insurance premium?

Choosing a car in a lower insurance group is a great way to reduce the price of your car insurance.

Here are some more things you can do to lower the cost of your premium.

  • Avoid convictions. Having driving convictions on your record will make your premium more expensive. Criminal convictions could also have an impact.
  • Reduce your annual mileage. Drivers with a lower annual mileage are considered lower risks by insurers. So, consider if there are journeys you could complete by public transport or by walking.
  • Pay annually. By paying annually, you avoid having to pay interest on your monthly instalments.
  • Install extra safety precautions. The safer you make your car, the cheaper your premium will be.
  • Shop around. When it’s time for renewal, make sure you compare your options – you’ll be surprised at how much you could save by switching providers.

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