Vauxhall Viva insurance group
Compare car insurance costs for the Vauxhall Viva based on the specific model version, the driver's age and their location.
The Vauxhall Viva is an affordable and practical five-door city car. Outside of Europe, this vehicle is known as the Opel Karl. In this guide, you’ll learn how much it could cost to insure based on the specific model version and the demographics of the driver.
Why choose a Vauxhall Viva?
The Vauxhall Viva presents more space than most city cars. It is also a lot nippier and more fun to drive than a lot of its competitors.
Which insurance group does the Vauxhall Viva fall under?
When it comes to car insurance, all vehicles are given a specific insurance group that ranges from 1 (cheapest) to 50 (most expensive) which helps determine the cost of your premium. Vauxhall Viva models range from insurance groups 3 to 5, so the cost of insurance can be on the cheaper side. As an example, a 30-year-old driver in an average postcode could pay around £607 for cover on a Vauxhall Viva 1.0 ecoFLEX SE 5d which is in insurance group 3, or around £653 for a Vauxhall Viva SE Nav 1.0i (73PS) (a/c) 5d which falls under group 5.
You can find the insurance group, and likely premium, of your Vauxhall Viva model in the table below.
Vauxhall Viva insurance cost by location
The table above shows the average cost of Vauxhall Viva insurance based on insurance groups and driver age. However, there are plenty of other factors that affect the cost of your car insurance premium.
One of the biggest of these is your location.
To show the power of the postcode, here are some average quotes for a 30-year-old living in three different locations. The quotes are for a Vauxhall Viva 1.0 ecoFLEX SE 5d.
- Expensive: £715 (London SE1)
- Average: £607 (Newcastle NE1)
- Cheap: £417 (Galashiels TD1)
Which factors affect my Vauxhall Viva insurance rate?
Along with insurance group, there are a number of key factors that have the biggest impact on your insurance premium costs:
- Engine type and capacity. In general, the bigger the engine, the higher the cost of your insurance. An average 30-year-old may pay £607 for the 1.0-litre Vauxhall Viva 1.0 SE 5d, but could pay around £653 for the 1.0-litre Vauxhall Viva SL 1.0i (73PS) 5d.
- Driver location. Insurers will use your home address to help determine how likely it is that you’ll make a claim on your policy. If you live in an area where motorists are more likely to claim, your premium will be higher. As an example, a 30-year-old in central London may pay £750 for insurance for a Vauxhall Viva SE 1.0i (73PS) 5d, while the same 30-year-old in Newcastle may only pay £631. That’s £119 extra per year if you live in London, because drivers in the capital are statistically more likely to claim on their car insurance than those living in Newcastle.
- Driver age. The youngest drivers are the most likely to claim on their car insurance, and that’s why they are charged more. As an example, the average 20-year-old driver in London may pay £1,304 for the Vauxhall Viva 1.0 SL 5d, while the average 40-year-old Londoner will only pay £683. As you can see, in this example, the average 20-year-old would have to pay double to insure a Vauxhall Viva.
Other factors that influence the cost of your insurance include:
- Your marital status
- Your credit history and job
- Your car’s safety rating score
- The model of your car
- The age of your car
- Your car’s security and any extra anti-theft precautions
- Annual miles driven
- Your driving history and activity
- No claim discount
How can I save on my Vauxhall Viva premium?
When searching for insurance, you’ll want to find the best deal for a price that’s within your budget. With that in mind, here are some tricks to lower the cost of your premium.
- Reduce your annual mileage. If you can use your car less, you’ll be deemed a lower risk by insurers and receive a lower premium. So, consider whether there are any journeys that you can occasionally take on foot or by public transport.
- Pay annually rather than monthly. If you pay annually, you’ll eliminate the possibility of being charged interest on monthly payments.
- Install extra safety precautions. The safer your car is, the less of a risk you’ll be deemed to insurers. That’s why they will offer you a discount when you install extra safety precautions.
- Shop around for the best deal. Don’t just settle for the renewal price given to you – there may be cheaper options out there!
The Vauxhall Viva is an attractive city car, which offers great value for money despite not being too powerful. It’s extremely affordable to insure, and the tips in this guide will help you to reduce your premiums even further.
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