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Choosing a car insurance company is complex: the rates each insurer offers can vary widely based on your driving record, location, and age, and companies offer an array of perks. Auto Club (AAA) and 21st Century are two of the US' most popular car insurance companies, providing competitively priced policies in most American states.
To help simplify the insurance-shopping process, we pulled typical premiums from 21st Century and Auto Club (AAA). These cover a variety of pricing components, including credit score, driving history, and age. Compare rates and find an affordable policy today.
If you have very poor credit, 21st Century could be a better option for you. On average, 21st Century offers more affordable rates than Auto Club (AAA) for drivers with credit scores of less than 580. Insurance shoppers with extraordinary credit — a score of 800-plus — should favor Check out typical insurance rates by credit tier for 21st Century and Auto Club (AAA) below.
|Credit score||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$6,569||$1,363|
|Very Good (740-799)||$3,004||$1,363|
If you have an at-fault accident, speeding violation, reckless driving citation, or DWI on your driving record, 21st Century could be a better choice than Auto Club (AAA). Each car insurance company will handle driving offenses differently, so don't be afraid to shop around to understand which insurer suits you.
|Violation||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$4,078||$2,440|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$4,002||$1,273|
Insurers use a driver's age as an estimator of risk, assigning rates accordingly. Car insurance is commonly most expensive for teen drivers — due to their increased odds of being involved in an accident — and relatively affordable for middle-aged drivers. Since each insurance company evaluates age tiers in a different way, it's worth doing some comparison shopping.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose 21st Century over Auto Club (AAA): the former's average annual rates are $5,023 less than the latter's..
|Age tier||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
Finances aside, Auto Club (AAA) and 21st Century each come with pros and cons, including their customer satisfaction ratings, discount programs, add-ons, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
|Discount Comparison||Auto Club (AAA)||21st Century|
|Anti-Lock Brake System|
|Student Away at School|
|Affinity Membership Alum|
|Pay in Full|
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|Ratings Comparison||Auto Club (AAA)||21st Century|
|JD Power Rankings||2 out of 5||3 out of 5|
|Other Products||Auto Club (AAA)||21st Century|
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|Mobile Home Insurance|
|Other Features||Auto Club (AAA)||21st Century|
|About||Auto Club provides its customers with customizable payment options, competitive rates and excellent features.||21st Century, part of the Farmers Insurance Group, is a leading US insurer of automobiles, dedicated to providing customers with superior coverage and service.|
|Roadside Assistance||AAA offers three tiers of 24-hour Road Service: Classic, Plus and Premier, which all include towing, emergency starting, battery service, flat tire assistance, locksmith service, fuel delivery, and extrication/winching service. AAA membership covers you, not your vehicle, so you can call whether you are in your own car, a friend’s car, or a rental. Each AAA cardholder is entitled to four Roadside Assistance service calls or reimbursements per membership year at no charge.||21st Century customers are automatically enrolled in the 21st Roadside Assistance program at no additional cost. 21st Roadside Assistance provides 24/7 towing, lock-out service and other emergency services, limited to five service calls per vehicle per calendar year. 21st Roadside Assistance coverage is provided for up to $75 ($80 in TX, $100 in NC) in roadside services. Service applies to labor only. Parts (tires, batteries, belts, etc.) and gasoline are not included.|
|Additional Discounts||AAA offers an additional Garage Parking Discount, and maintains a wide-ranging rewards program for AAA members.||21st Century offers an additional discount for seniors in select states.|
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