- Average car insurance cost in Idaho is $1,016 per year, or approximately $85 per month.
- Idaho ranks fourth for car insurance affordability out of all 50 U.S. states, and ranks #1 out of the 11 western U.S. region.
- Overall, the Subaru Forester has the cheapest car insurance in Idaho and is followed closely by the Honda CR-V.
How much does car insurance cost in Idaho?
The average car insurance cost in Idaho is $1,016 per year, or around $85 for full coverage. As the fourth cheapest state in the U.S. for auto insurance, it costs 33.3% less than the national average rate of $1,523 to insure a vehicle in Idaho.
Obviously, the actual cost is different than the average cost depending on the vehicle, and rates for some of the most popular vehicles include the Jeep Grand Cherokee at an average of $1,106 per year, the Hyundai Elantra at $1,138, the Nissan Sentra at $1,002, the Honda Accord at $976, and the Toyota Corolla at $878 per year.
If you prefer luxury models like the Acura MDX, the Lexus GX 460, or the Infiniti Q50 you’ll pay an average of $958 per year to insure the Acura, $1,102 per year for the Lexus, and $1,442 per year for the Infiniti.
If pickups are your thing, you’ll pay an average of $966 per year to insure a Ford F150, $1,056 per year for a Chevy Silverado, $1,102 per year for a Ram 1500, and $854 per year for a midsize Toyota Tacoma.
The chart below shows average car insurance cost in Idaho for a variety of driver ages and policy deductibles. Rates range from $766 per year for a 60-year-old driver with $1,000 deductibles to $2,334 per year for a 20-year-old driver with $250 deductibles.
|Driver Age||Deductible||Annual Cost||Monthly Cost|
When annual rates are converted to a monthly amount, the average cost of car insurance per month in Idaho ranges from $64 to $195 for the rates shown in the chart above.
Idaho car insurance quotes for teenage drivers are considerably higher than the data above, so expect to pay quite a bit more if you are insuring a 16 to 19-year-old. Average rates range from $2,548 per year for a 19-year-old female driver up to $3,630 per year for a 16-year-old male driver.
For 17 and 18-year-olds, average auto insurance rates in Idaho will cost $3,014 to $3,392 per year for 17-year-olds and $2,746 to $3,168 per year for 18-year-olds.
How does Idaho car insurance compare to other states?
When compared to surrounding states, Idaho car insurance rates are 27% less than Montana, 24.7% less than Wyoming, 18.1% less than Utah, 40.2% less than Nevada, 24.3% less than Oregon, and 15.1% less than Washington.
When compared to states in other parts of the country, the average car insurance quote in Idaho is 35.1% cheaper than Georgia, 50.3% cheaper than Florida, 31% cheaper than Texas, 37.3% cheaper than Colorado, and 39.6% cheaper than New York.
Here’s an example in actual dollar figures instead of percentages of how auto insurance rates in Idaho compare to other Western states in the U.S. This example uses the Ford F-150 as the rated vehicle with a 40-year-old male as the rated driver.
Average car insurance rates in Idaho on a 2021 Ford F150 cost $966 per year. When compared to other states, this rates is:
- $314 per year cheaper than in Oregon ($1,280)
- $216 per year cheaper than in Utah ($1,182)
- $656 per year cheaper than in Nevada ($1,622)
- $636 per year cheaper than in California ($1,602)
- $172 per year cheaper than in Alaska ($1,138)
The chart below shows how auto insurance cost in Idaho compares to other West region U.S. states. Idaho takes the top spot in the West region for cheapest car insurance rates, and ranks fourth of all 50 states. Only the states of Iowa, Virginia, and Maine have cheaper average car insurance rates than Idaho.
|West Region States||Average Insurance Cost||Annual Difference|
Which vehicles have the cheapest Idaho car insurance?
Out of our top 50 cheapest vehicles to insure in Idaho rankings, the #1 spot goes to the Subaru Forester, costing an average of $752 per year or $63 per month.
Other models that are cheapest in their respective segments are the Volkswagen Golf at $808 per year, the Mazda 6 at $940 per year, the Ford Edge at $804 per year, the Kia Cadenza at $1,026 per year, the Toyota Sequoia at $1,000 per year, the Toyota Tacoma at $854 per year, and the Ford F-150 at $966 per year.
Additional vehicles that rank very well for cheap auto insurance in Idaho include the Kia Sportage, Ford Edge, and Volkswagen Golf. The cheapest overall pickup to insure in Idaho is the Toyota Tacoma with an average cost of $854 per year.
For luxury car models, the cheapest car insurance rates in Idaho can be found on the Mercedes-Benz A220 at $992 per year, the Acura ILX at $946 per year, and the Volvo S90 at $1,104 per year.
The cheapest luxury SUVs to insure in Idaho are the Volvo XC40 at $836 per year, the Volvo V60 at $954 per year, and the Volvo XC90 at $974 per year.
The table below shows the top 50 vehicles with the cheapest car insurance in Idaho for the 2021 model year.
Car insurance cost for popular vehicles in Idaho
The chart below shows average car insurance rates for 10 of the more popular vehicles sold in the state of Idaho. The Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue made the top 50 cheapest vehicles list shown above but the other eight did not make the cut.
|Make/Model||Annual Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Hyundai Santa Fe||$1,054||$88|
Average car insurance rates for Idaho cities
Average insurance rates are listed below for some of the bigger cities in Idaho. These pages show detailed city-based insurance cost information, including rankings for over 150 of the cheapest models to insure in each city.
- Boise Car Insurance - $982 per year or $82 per month
- Nampa Car Insurance - $1,048 per year or $87 per month
- Meridian Car Insurance - $980 per year or $82 per month
- Idaho Falls Car Insurance - $1,096 per year or $91 per month
- Pocatello Car Insurance - $1,078 per year or $90 per month
Bonus insurance rates and insights
As if the prior discussion didn’t provide enough data, here are a few more rates and savings tips that could possibly save you some money on your next policy.
- Get cheaper insurance rates by avoiding traffic tickets. In order to have the cheapest Idaho car insurance rates, you have to obey the law. Just a couple of driving violations could raise car insurance rates by at least $260 per year. Serious misdemeanors such as hit-and-run, DUI or reckless driving could raise rates by an additional $926 or more.
- Gender and age are two big factors. For the average 2021 model year vehicle, a 20-year-old male driver will pay an average rate of $2,014 per year, while a 20-year-old woman pays an average of $1,494, a difference of $520 per year. Women get significantly cheaper rates. But by age 50, the rate for men is $922 and the cost for female drivers is $904, a difference of only $18.
- As you age, car insurance rates tend to get cheaper. The difference in insurance rates in Idaho between a 50-year-old driver ($922 per year) and a 30-year-old driver ($1,066 per year) is $144, or a savings of 13.5% for the older driver.
- Car insurance is expensive for high-risk drivers. For a 40-year-old driver, having too many accidents or getting too many violations could increase the cost by $1,212 or more per year.
- Research discounts to save money. Discounts may be available if the policyholders insure multiple vehicles on the same policy, are accident-free, choose electronic billing, belong to certain professional organizations, or many other discounts which could save the average driver as much as $244 per year on the cost of Idaho car insurance
- Increase physical damage deductibles to save money. Raising comprehensive and collision deductibles from $500 to $1,000 could save around $236 per year for a 40-year-old driver and $458 per year for a 20-year-old driver.