Cheap Auto Insurance Quotes in New Jersey (2021)

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Don’t let its small size fool you. The “Garden State” is big on a lot of things. Rock Star Bruce Springsteen, the light bulb, and the streets of Monopoly all hailed from here. The state is also known for having the most people per square foot of space--a situation ripe for fender benders and other kinds of automobile accidents. Fortunately, the state has worked to make meeting minimum insurance requirements more accessible to everyone. Going online to find the best and cheapest car insurance quotes, no matter your driver profile, is a cinch.

Cheapest Car Insurance in New Jersey

Here are the cheapest carriers in New Jersey for the following user profile: a single, 30 year old male with a clean driving record who drives a 2012 Honda Accord and pays a $1,000 deductible for the state’s minimum liability insurance. We averaged rates for the twenty most populous cities in New Jersey.

Best Car Insurance in New Jersey

The Insurify Composite Score is calculated by analyzing multiple factors that indicate the quality, reliability, and health of an insurance company. Inputs to the score include financial strength ratings from A.M. Best, Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch; J.D. Power ratings, Consumer Reports customer satisfaction surveys, mobile app reviews, and user-generated carrier reviews. The following are the top rated carriers that offer car insurance in New Jersey. For the complete list, see Insurify's best car insurance companies.

Car Insurance in New Jersey

Auto insurance costs will vary between locations and insurance carriers. Insurify analyzed the latest data for the five most populous cities in New Jersey to find you the cheapest quotes in each of these metropolitan areas.

Newark, New Jersey's most populous city, is firmly in the New York City metropolitan area, and as such is home to multiple commuters.

CityCheapest CarrierQuote
ProgressiveProgressive
$138/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$109/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$110/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$131/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$86/mo
Liberty MutualLiberty Mutual
$154/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$90/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$91/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$110/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$111/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$121/mo
TravelersTravelers
$232/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$141/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$96/mo
ProgressiveProgressive
$141/mo
Liberty MutualLiberty Mutual
$195/mo
TravelersTravelers
$241/mo
TravelersTravelers
$206/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$140/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$183/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$176/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$174/mo
TravelersTravelers
$168/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$127/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$230/mo
TravelersTravelers
$176/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$152/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$124/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$152/mo
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock
$156/mo
TravelersTravelers
$174/mo
TravelersTravelers
$196/mo
TravelersTravelers
$171/mo

New Jersey Driving Facts

Minimum Car Insurance Requirements in NJ

New Jersey requires all drivers to purchase either a basic or standard insurance policy. The basic policy liability limit is as follows:

  • $5,000 of property damage liability per accident

The standard policy liability limits are as follows:

  • $15,000 of bodily injury liability insurance per person, per accident
  • $30,000 of bodily injury liability for multiple injured people per accident
  • $5,000 of property damage liability per accident
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Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in New Jersey by Profile

Here are the cheapest insurance companies in New Jersey based on averaged sample rates for four driver profiles that included varied gender, age, driving history, credit, marital status, prior insurance, higher education, employment, and military service. Average rates may vary depending on the profile and background of the policyholder.

Cheap Car Insurance for Good Drivers

For New Jersey drivers with a clean driving record free of any moving violations, auto insurance rates may be significantly lower. Progressive offers the best options for good drivers in New Jersey, at $86 a month. With both cheaper premiums and additional safe driving discounts, it can really pay to have a record free of accidents or traffic tickets.

Insurance CompanyQuotes
Progressive
$86/mo
Liberty Mutual
$154/mo
Travelers
$180/mo
Allstate
$220/mo
State Farm
$226/mo

Cheap Car Insurance for Drivers with DUI

Everybody makes mistakes and has to deal with the fallout. The fallout for a DUI is rough: court fines, reinstatement fees, SR-22 filing, and years of paying more for car insurance to name only a few. Finding affordable rates on car insurance with a DUI is no small feat. If you find yourself really struggling to get an affordable rate, consider only carrying liability coverage as a way to save.

Insurance CompanyQuotes
New Jersey Manufacturers
$36/mo
Progressive
$84/mo
GEICO
$90/mo

Cheap Car Insurance for Drivers with an At-Fault Accident

The sinking feeling after realizing you’ve caused an accident is no exaggeration. Even a tiny fender bender can raise rates to levels that significantly alter your budget. If you’ve paid for accident forgiveness you may have caught a break. If not: discounts, discounts, discounts.
And comparison shopping at least every time your policy is up for renewal: insurance companies look at different time windows for driving history. For example, one company might look at the last five years while the other looks at the last three. Here are the best rates we could find for drivers with one at-fault accident.

Insurance CompanyQuotes
New Jersey Manufacturers
$30/mo
GEICO
$64/mo
Amica
$77/mo

Cheap Car Insurance for Speeding Drivers

The need for speed can soon turn into the need for a new budget. Speeding tickets can affect people differently. But essentially, the more often you speed—and the higher your mph—the more points you’ll receive on your driver’s license. Higher points mean higher prices in the car insurance game. The best way to lower costs? Slow down and find a discount program, like a defensive driving course reduction.

Insurance CompanyQuotes
New Jersey Manufacturers
$36/mo
GEICO
$47/mo
Plymouth Rock
$74/mo

Cheap Car Insurance for Young Drivers

If you’re under 40 years old in the state of New Jersey, you will likely pay more for auto insurance coverage than the average driver. Since inexperienced drivers pose a higher risk for insurance providers, their rates are often significantly higher. Tennessee Farmers offers the cheapest car insurance rates for young drivers, averaging $31 a month. New drivers must abide by special driving restrictions, including curfews, electronic device limitations, and passenger age restrictions. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these rules before hitting the road.

Insurance policies for 21-year-olds generally run higher than the national average by a significant margin. Even though they’re no longer considered teen-drivers, 21-year-olds are still regarded as high-risk to insurers. Unlike most states, New Jersey 21-year-olds benefit from the state’s ban on using gender, education level, and credit score as factors when calculating premiums. This will generally help young New Jerseyans lower their monthly payments. To find the cheapest car insurance for 21-year-olds, use a car insurance quotes comparison site like Insurify.

Insurance CompanyQuotes
Tennessee Farmers
$31/mo
GEICO
$44/mo
Amica
$60/mo
Plymouth Rock
$64/mo
Progressive
$68/mo

SR‌-22 Insurance in New Jersey

If your license has been suspended or revoked, these car insurance companies will file an SR-22 with the state of New Jersey on your behalf.

NJ DMV Information

If you are new to the state and want to get a new license and/or register your vehicle, you’ll have to visit a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC). 

You can find a location closest to you here (type “license” or “registration” in the search box). Make sure you’ve already secured insurance policies before you proceed to register your vehicle(s).

State Rankings

Using a proprietary dataset of over 1.5 million car insurance shopper applications, the data scientists at Insurify have run various studies on driver behavior across geographical locations, age ranges, motor vehicle registration, and other variables all related to auto insurance coverage.

We've been able to determine the speediest cities in the nation, the most popular cars among age groups, and the occupations with the worst drivers, among other insightful reports. We've also launched annual awards campaigns to congratulate the communities across the country who have excelled in environmentally friendly initiatives, educational attainment, and other areas.

Greenest Cities in New Jersey

The EPA reports that the United States' transportation sector accounts for 27% of national greenhouse gas emissions. In a country of over 263 million registered vehicles, many communities are taking action to reduce their environmental impact and vehicular carbon footprint. This city has been named the "greenest" in the state by Insurify.

The state of New Jersey offers many green driver incentives, including federal tax credits, a green pass discount for New Jersey E-ZPass customers, and discounts through some car insurance carriers.

Greenes Cities

Jersey City

Greenes Cities
% of Hybrids / Electrics
4%
Most Patriotic City

Most Patriotic City

Jersey City

Beginning in 2018, Insurify launched the Most Patriotic Cities Awards, which salute the community in each state with the highest percentage of individuals who currently serve in the military or identify as armed service veterans.

Toms River won Insurify's Most Patriotic Cities Award for the state of New Jersey.

Road Statistics

Insurify used a recent report from TripNet to rank twenty-five states by roads in poor condition, structurally deficient bridges, and fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) on rural roads. Knowledge of infrastructure in New Jersey is vital for all car insurance shoppers hitting the road in The Garden State.

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Road Rankings

8%Rural Roads in
Poor Condition

#20
Ranked

11%Structurally Deficient
Rural Bridges

#8
Ranked

1%Fatality Rate per 100M VMT
on Rural Roads

#38
Ranked


FAQs - New Jersey Car Insurance

Can undocumented immigrants get a New Jersey driver’s license?

No. Although some states do offer ways for undocumented immigrants to drive legally, New Jersey does not issue licenses to anyone who cannot pass the state’s 6 Points of ID verification.

How do I register a classic car in New Jersey?

If your car is at least twenty-five (25) years old, you can apply for “historic” registration. It must be covered by the minimum automobile insurance coverage, owned as a collector’s item, and used solely for exhibition or educational purposes.

Do the bigger insurance companies like AAA and State Farm always have the cheapest rates in New Jersey?

The question isn’t do they have the cheapest rates—but do they have the cheapest rates for you. Insurance shopping is a very personalized experience today. One company may specialize in at-risk drivers, while others serve up unique programs to reward good driving records or help young drivers keep rates reasonable. Regardless of who you are, policyholders can save by comparing quotes online with Insurify.