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How much does car insurance cost in Tucson?

The average cost of auto insurance in Tucson is $1,521 per year. That's more than the statewide average in Arizona ($1,470) and cheaper than the national average of $1,548. Keep reading to learn more about how much you can expect to pay for insurance coverage based on your marital status, age, credit score and other common factors in Tucson.

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Tucson auto insurance costs by company

One of the most important determinants of your car insurance rates is the insurance company you work with. In Tucson, GEICO offers the cheapest rates for the average insurance customer. See below the best options for affordable auto insurance in Tucson. Don't forget to get car insurance quotes based on your driving profile.

Insurance CompanyAverage Rate (annual)
American Family$1,556
State Farm$1,615

Consult our expert guide to finding the best cheap auto insurance quotes.

Tucson car insurance premiums by age

The age group that enjoys the lowest auto insurance rates in Tucson are drivers in their 50s, who pay an average of $1,341 per year for a car insurance policy. Those in their 60s don't pay significantly more ($1,395).

Teenage drivers pay Tucson's most expensive car insurance rates. When Tucson drivers hit their 20s, their insurance rates drop substantially. The gap in cost between the car insurance premiums paid by teenage drivers and drivers in their 20s in Tucson is $4,229. That's the biggest gap in premiums between any two age brackets.

Age GroupAverage Yearly Rate

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Tucson car insurance rates by marital status and gender

Marital status and gender are contributing factors to car insurance rates in many cases. In most places, single drivers pay more than married drivers based on data that says they're more likely to file claims. Married drivers in Tucson pay $128 less than single drivers for auto insurance. Rates for those who are widowed are also much cheaper than rates for those who are single. Interestingly enough, in Tucson, single drivers pay more than those who are widowed.

Gender is another factor that can impact auto insurance costs. In Tucson, female drivers pay $15 per year more than do male drivers.

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Tucson car insurance premiums by accident and violation history

No matter where you live, steering clear of accidents and citations is the best way to keep your auto insurance rates affordable. Speeding tickets, reckless driving citations, DUIs and DWIs, and at-fault accidents all can trigger insurance rate hikes.

Tucson drivers found guilty of reckless driving pay the price when it comes to auto insurance, facing a rate increase of $656 per year versus the city average. A ticket for speeding results in a $406 rate hike, on average, while a DUI violation costs $780 per year in insurance premiums.

CitationAverage Yearly Rate
Reckless Driving$2,177
At-fault Accident (damages less than $1,000)$1,938
At-fault Accident (damages greater than $2,000)$2,217
Speeding Ticket (16-20 mph over speed limit)$1,927

Learn more about how citations can raise your auto insurance rates.

Tucson car insurance rates by credit level

Another major insurance rating factor is credit score. Drivers with bad credit histories typically face more expensive car insurance than do drivers with stellar credit. In Tucson, an improvement in credit score from the "Very Poor" tier (300-579) to the "Exceptional" tier (800-850) corresponds to a 65% drop in car insurance costs. If you move from the "Very Poor" credit tier to the "Fair" credit tier, you could be in line for an auto insurance price adjustment. In Tucson, moving into the "Fair" credit tier corresponds to an average of $1,597 in savings on insurance each year.

Credit TierAverage Yearly Rate
Very Poor$3,461
Very Good$1,372

Learn more about the relationship between poor credit and car insurance.

What drives up car insurance rates in Tucson?

Where you live in Tucson affects your car insurance rates. Besides your driving history and credit score, where you live is one of the biggest contributing factors to the car insurance rates you'll pay. The reason? Crime, theft and uninsured motorists vary by ZIP code. So if you find yourself in a neighborhood that doesn’t play well with others, car insurance companies may consider you a high risk to insure, meaning: your rates could be higher than those of a pal who lives just around the block. And, unfortunately Tucson is no exception to the rule. From ZIP code 85739 to 85714, premiums rise by 15 percent—that’s $149.

Expensive Tucson ZIP codes: 85721, 85746, 85713, 85706, 85714

Cheap Tucson ZIP codes: 85739, 85708, 85716, 85747, 85704

Tucson Driving Conditions

Inclement weather goes hand in hand with wet brakes, slick roads, and decreased visibility.

And that's not the worst of it. More than 700,000 weather-related car accidents occur each year. In Tucson, you can expect 48 rainy days with an annual rainfall of 11 inches. Tucson is also known to experience thunderstorms and flash floods.


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Driving in Tucson

Major Highways
I-10 I-19 SR 77
Public Transit
Sun Tran Bus Sun Link Streetcar
Popular Day Trips
Sedona Montezuma Castle Flagstaff

Car Insurance Companies in Tucson

Find Local Tucson Agents

D. M. Lovitt Insurance Agency

607 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

Berwick-Himes Insurance Services, L.L.C.

3561 E SUNRISE DR Suite 135, TUCSON, AZ 85718

1D Insurance Services LLC

2470 N Oracle Rd Ste 150, Tucson, AZ 85705

Fruchthendler & Company

3113 E 1st St, Tucson, AZ 85716

Superior Insurance Group LLC

2455 E Speedway Blvd Ste 202, Tucson, AZ 85719

Castillo Insurance Group

2448 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85719

Etna Insurance Agency, Inc.

3430 N 1st Ave Ste 2, Tucson, AZ 85719

Lazy Days RV Center, Inc.

3200 East Irvington Rd., Tucson, AZ 85714

Lewis Benefits Group LLC

2571 N Water Pl, Tucson, AZ 85712

Education and Non-Profit Insurance Company of America

3360 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716

Bayze Insurance Services, LLC

4421 E 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85711

Amiga Insurance Agency, Inc.

2030 E Broadway Blvd Ste 221, Tucson, AZ 85719

Solution Smiths

3661 N Campbell Ave # 380, Tucson, AZ 85719

DBCO Insurance, LLC

2504 E Elm St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85716

Select Choice Insurance Group

2626 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Insurance Solutions IBS

655 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711

Crest Insurance Group LLC

5285 E Williams Cir Ste 4500, Tucson, AZ 85711

Barton & Associates Insurance, Inc.

4871 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712



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Recent Questions:

What is the discount rate like when you give proof of prior insurance?

In Arizona, the average difference between having no insurance history versus five years of high bodily injury and property damage limits (100/300/100) is about $238. However, I do not have any data for unknown lapses in coverage.
Feb 26, 2018 Tucson, Arizona

Insurer refuses to give me my money back

I would try calling back again. It could be that the agent you spoke with was misinformed.
Jan 31, 2018 Tucson, Arizona

If I am planning to buy a car in the US as a tourist, will I be able to get insurance?

Even if you don't have a US driver license, you should still be able to find coverage with most insurance companies. You mentioned that you will be traveling around the US so it's important to note that US insurance companies require a "permanent" address before they will issue a policy.
Feb 5, 2017 Tuscon, AZ

Can I get insurance for a vehicle I am fixing up?

Most companies do not have storage insurance but you can get the minimum liability coverage. If you are not driving the car, you can turn in the license plates and the registration.
Oct 2, 2018 Tucson, AZ

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