Audi is a luxury automaker headquartered in Germany since its inception in Cologne in 1899. According to The Zebra, most Audi drivers pay 36 percent more than the average driver for auto insurance. If you have your eye on a vehicle from this luxury lineup, you’ll pay around $1606 depending on where you live and other factors. Use this guide to shop around for Audi insurance so you can find an affordable rate for coverage.
Average Audi Insurance Prices
The Zebra reports that GEICO has the best insurance prices for most Audi models, with annual average premiums below $900 for the Q5, Q3, A5 and A4. You’ll find higher prices at Allstate and Progressive, with average annual rates for most of the lineup exceeding $2000.
Audi Insurance by Model
You can save on insurance by choosing a less expensive Audi model. You’ll get the cheapest coverage if you drive the Q3 sedan crossover or the A5 entry-level sedan. Selecting standard and optional safety equipment also helps lower your insurance cost.
The website Finder lists the average annual monthly insurance premium price by Audi model as follows:
- S5 – $98
- A7 – $124
- TTS – $125
- TT – $128
- A5 – $127
- S3 – $132
- A4 All Road – $132
- SQ5 – $132
- A6 – $136
- Q5 – $138
- A3 – $191
- A4 – $191
- Q3 – $191
- RS7 – $191
- S7 – $191
- S8 – $191
- Q7 -$197
- R8 – $197
Audi A5 Insurance
Named a Luxury Car Best Buy by Kelley Blue Book according to Finder, the Audi A5 Sportback also has a 4.5-star rating from Car and Driver. Drivers of this sleek model appreciate the all-wheel-drive quattro technology, the turbocharged engine with a 5.7-second zero-to-60 time, and the state-of-the-art infotainment system. The A5 Sportback also has a five-star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.
The A5 also includes Audi’s exclusive multimedia interface (MMI). With this interface, you can control everything from interior comfort settings to navigation to entertainment to the dynamics of your ride right from the driver’s seat. The brand refers to the MMI as the “nerve center” for its vehicles.
Audi A8 Insurance
Expert Insurance Reviews reports that drivers pay an average of $159/month for a full-coverage auto policy, although drivers with a history of accidents and claims pay an average monthly premium of $246. The website also notes that drivers who choose the Audi A8 will pay about $393 more annually for coverage than the average for U.S. drivers overall because of the vehicle’s luxury status.
Young drivers also pay more for auto insurance than older drivers do. The difference in an annual premium for a 20-year-old driver compared to a 30-year-old driver is about $2339 on average. Drivers in urban areas can pay about $1052 more a year for Audi A8 insurance than their counterparts who live in more rural locations.
Factors in Audi Insurance Rates
As a luxury manufacturer, Audi makes cars that are expensive to buy, repair, and insure. However, some factors help you save on car insurance if you have your heart set on an Audi. For example, according to the website Finder, most Audi models for the past 10 years have earned five-star crash-test ratings from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration as well as commendations from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its safety innovations such as front-crash prevention. You can equip your Audi with adaptive restraint systems, side crash assistance, adaptive cruise control, and active lane assistance.
Audis have relatively low theft rates, which also helps lower the insurance cost for these vehicles. The company’s good reputation for dependability is an asset when you’re shopping for an Audi policy.
The History of Audi
Audi got its name from the Latin translation of the first name of its founder, August Horch, since he used Horch for his first auto company and later left after a dispute. Cheap Car Insurance reports that Audi was known in its early days as Auto Union, and the iconic four-circle symbol still used today represents the four car companies that merged to create that firm.
Auto Union was purchased in the early 1960s by Volkswagen, who reintroduced the company as a luxury manufacturer with its 1965 F103 series of vehicles. The brand continues to live up to its early slogan of Advancement Through Technology with inventions such as corrosion-resistant galvanized steel cars.
In 1980, Audi released its now-classic turbocharged Quattro, one of the best road rally cars of all time. It won back-to-back World Rally Championship titles in 1983 and 1984. The brand entered the sportscar racing world at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1999 and has won multiple titles over the years.
Audi’s most recent vehicles include the e-tron electric drive power train system, which uses electric motors to drive power to the rear axle. This system debuted in the 2013 action sequel “Iron Man 3.”
Audi has become a dedicated sponsor of sports teams and events including the German Ski Association, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, New York Yankees, AC Milan, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, FC, and FC Bayern Munich.
With this guide, you’ll be able to find an affordable Audi insurance policy that meets your needs.
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