- Average car insurance cost in Maine is $1,062 per year, or around $89 per month.
- Maine ranks first in the Northeast, and ranks first overall for all 50 states for most affordable auto insurance.
- Vehicle segments with cheap car insurance in Maine include compact SUVs, midsize pickups, minivans, and midsize SUVs.
How much does car insurance cost in Maine?
Average car insurance rates in Maine cost $1,062 per year, or around $89 per month, which is 45.4% less than the national average rate of $1,685.
Average rates on some of the more popular vehicles on the road in Maine include the Honda CR-V at $900 per year, the Toyota Camry at $1,008 per year, the Subaru Forester at $896 per year, and the Toyota Prius at $1,002 per year.
Midsize pickups and minivans also have very affordable car insurance quotes, with the Toyota Tacoma costing an average of $970 per year, the Chevy Colorado at $882 per year, the Kia Carnival costing $1,064 per year, and the Chrysler Pacifica at $1,040 per year.
The chart below shows the average cost of car insurance in Maine for all 2023 model year vehicles, with different rates shown for drivers age 20 to 60 and three different policy deductible amounts.
|Driver Age||Deductible||Annual Cost||Monthly Cost|
Maine auto insurance rates in the chart above range from $802 per year for a 60-year-old driver with $1,000 deductibles to $2,454 per year for a 20-year-old driver with $250 deductibles. As a monthly amount, the average cost of car insurance per month in Maine for the same driver profiles ranges from $67 to $205.
Is the cost of car insurance in Maine affordable?
Maine has some of the most affordable car insurance rates in America. When compared to nearby states, average Maine car insurance quotes are 10.7% cheaper than New Hampshire, 57.6% cheaper than Massachusetts, 18.6% cheaper than Vermont, 59.7% cheaper than Connecticut, and 69.2% cheaper than Rhode Island.
When compared to states outside the immediate vicinity, the average cost of auto insurance in Maine is 63.1% cheaper than New York, 56.2% cheaper than Colorado, 69.6% cheaper than Florida, 51.7% cheaper than Georgia, and 67.1% cheaper than California.
Obviously the term “affordable” means something different to everyone, and still having to pay an average of $89 per month for car insurance in Maine may still be difficult for some budgets. It’s important to occasionally compare car insurance rates to make sure you’re not overpaying.
The chart below shows how average auto insurance cost in Maine compares to other Northeastern states. Maine ranks first in the Northeast region for cheapest car insurance rates and ranks first out of all 50 states.
|Northeast Region States||Average Insurance Cost||Annual Difference|
Average car insurance cost in Maine by vehicle segment
The chart below breaks down average car insurance rates by vehicle segment. Vehicles like small SUVs and midsize pickup trucks have average rates around $1,000 per year, while sports cars and luxury cars can easily top $1,600 per year.
These average rates are useful when contemplating buying vehicles from different segments, like deciding between a minivan or SUV.
|Vehicle Segment||Annual Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Compact Luxury SUV||$1,150||$96|
|Compact Luxury Car||$1,166||$97|
|Heavy Duty Pickup||$1,220||$102|
|Midsize Luxury SUV||$1,234||$103|
|Midsize Luxury Car||$1,352||$113|
|Large Luxury SUV||$1,560||$130|
|Large Luxury Car||$1,638||$137|
What is the cheapest car insurance in Maine?
When comparing makes and models from all segments, the models with the best car insurance quotes in Maine tend to be crossover SUVs like the Subaru Crosstrek, Chevrolet Trailblazer, and Nissan Rogue Sport. Average auto insurance prices for those small SUVs cost $848 or less per year to have full coverage.
Some additional vehicles that are highly ranked in our insurance cost comparison are the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Venue, Subaru Impreza, Honda HR-V, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Ford Edge, and Chevrolet Colorado.
The table below ranks the top 50 cheapest vehicles to insure in Maine from the 2023 model year chosen from all vehicle segments.
Average car insurance rates for popular vehicles in Maine
The chart below shows average auto insurance rates in Maine for 15 of the more popular vehicles in the state. This chart gives a better picture of how car insurance rates are dispersed over a variety of popular models.
|Make/Model||Annual Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Hyundai Santa Fe||$1,090||$91|
How much do teen drivers cost to insure in Maine?
Average car insurance rates for drivers age 16 to 19 range from $2,676 per year for a 19-year-old female driver up to $3,802 per year for a 16-year-old male driver.
For 17 and 18-year-old drivers, average car insurance rates in Maine will cost $3,162 to $3,556 per year for 17-year-olds and $2,882 to $3,322 per year for 18-year-olds.
Teen driver car insurance rates in Maine for some specific vehicles include:
- Honda Civic insurance for a 16-year-old male driver averages $3,730 per year
- Toyota Corolla insurance for a 16-year-old female driver averages $3,150 per year
- Subaru Outback insurance for a 17-year-old male driver averages $3,074 per year
- Toyota Camry insurance for a 17-year-old female driver averages $2,986 per year
- Hyundai Sonata insurance for an 18-year-old male driver averages $3,714 per year
- Chevy Equinox insurance for an 18-year-old female driver averages $2,576 per year
There are a number of ways parents can save money when insuring a teen driver. The average rates shown in the list above are for 2023 models, which in most cases will cost the most to insure.
Older vehicles are great for teen drivers, since they have already experienced some depreciation and car insurance rates will generally be lower.
If the vehicle is old enough that it no longer makes sense to insure it for full physical damage coverage, then insuring a teen driver with liability-only insurance is an excellent way to reduce the annual cost.
Encourage your teen to take driver’s education or another qualifying driver training course which will earn a small discount. If your teen is a good student, that may be another discount that can be applied to your policy to save a little money.
Average rates by city
The list below shows average rates for the larger cities in Maine. Clicking on a link will show detailed rate data for each city, including rankings for the cheapest cars, pickups, and SUVs to insure in each.
- Portland Car Insurance - $1,078 per year or $90 per month
- Lewiston Car Insurance - $1,102 per year or $92 per month
- Bangor Car Insurance - $1,074 per year or $90 per month
- South Portland Car Insurance - $1,028 per year or $86 per month
- Auburn Car Insurance - $1,098 per year or $92 per month
- Augusta Car Insurance - $1,070 per year or $89 per month