Deciding on an auto insurance company can be tough: rates can vary by driving record, age, and location, and every company's discounts vary. State Farm and 21st Century are two of America's most popular insurance companies, selling competitively priced coverage across large swaths of the US.
In an effort to make insurance shopping seamless, we've collected average policy rates from 21st Century and State Farm. These take into account a variety of pricing factors, including credit rating, driving record, and age. Take a look at these rates and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have very poor credit, 21st Century could be a better option for you. Typically, 21st Century offers better rates than State Farm for drivers with credit scores of less than 580. Drivers with excellent credit — a score of 800-plus — should favor State Farm, which typically beats 21st Century by $103 annually. Check out common insurance rates by credit level for 21st Century and State Farm below.
|Credit score||State Farm avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$3,522||$1,363|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,451||$1,363|
If you're dealing with an at-fault collision, ticket, reckless driving violation, or DWI in your rear view mirror, 21st Century could be a better choice than State Farm. Each car insurance company has different post-violation pricing structures, so don't hesitate to shop around to understand which insurance company suits you.
|Violation||State Farm avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$2,849||$2,440|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,524||$1,273|
Car insurance companies use age to outline risk potential, pricing policies accordingly. A car insurance policy is commonly most expensive for teen drivers — because of their inexperience — and more affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because every car insurance company evaluates ages uniquely, it's worth doing some comparison shopping.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose 21st Century instead of State Farm: the former's average annual rates are $587 less than the latter's..
|Age tier||State Farm avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
Costs aside, there are myriad pros and cons of both State Farm and 21st Century, including their discount programs, add-ons, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
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|JD Power Rankings||Above average||N/A|
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|About||Get the protection you need at a price you can afford with State Farm; offering packaged options, discounts and custom coverage to meet any driver's needs.||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||State Farm's Emergency Road Service offers mechanical labor at the place of breakdown, the towing of your vehicle to a repair facility, removal of a stuck vehicle, delivery of gas or oil, assistance with changing a tire or a jumpstart, and locksmith services.||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||State Farm offers an additional discount for vehicles made in 1994 or later, depending on the loss experience of the vehicle make and model.||21st Century offers an additional discount for seniors in select states.|
Should I file a claim through State Farm?
These kinds of situations are going to depend greatly on your current finances and insurance premiums. If you've previously had a clean record, an accident will typically increase your rates by about 20 to 30%.Can my new insurer cover a bodily injury claim made against me from my past accident when I was covered by a different company?
Unfortunately, State Farm will not handle your recent bodily injury claim since you no longer have a policy with them. Progressive would be the one to handle that claim since that is your current active plan.My car was towed by an apartment complex, will State Farm reimburse me for the towing cost?
Roadside assistance covers towing but it won't cover your car being towed by someone else. Your insurance company will not cover the cost of your car being towed from parking in the wrong location.What could be the reason State Farm increased my premium?
Since it is policy-specific, State Farm will be the only one who can answer why the rate increased by 39%. I am not aware of any insurance law in California that would cause an increase of 39%.See More Questions
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