Car Insurance Comparison: Michigan vs. Colorado

If you're moving from Michigan to Colorado, consider updating your car insurance.

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Comparing auto insurance in Michigan and Colorado

If you are moving from Michigan to Colorado, you may be paying attention to the high-level concerns and expenses: finding a reliable moving service, finding a new apartment or house in your new state, and arranging your move across state lines.

Amidst all this stress, it’s easy to overlook the details. Auto insurance is often treated as a detail, but it's an important one. To stay on the right side of the law, you’ll need to update your insurance policy — or find a new insurance company — when you move.

Read our guide to auto insurance in Michigan vs. Colorado to streamline your move. We'll cover:


  1. Insurance rate comparison
  2. Insurance rates by coverage level
  3. Cheap companies by state
  4. Rates in major cities
  5. Additional resources


Michigan vs. Colorado auto insurance — average rates

Expect to pay less for auto insurance in your new state. The average annual auto insurance rate in Colorado is $1,278 cheaper than the average rate in Michigan. The precise cost will depend on your coverage choice, insurance history, and your choice of insurance company.


CAR INSURANCE RATES IN MICHIGAN VS. COLORADO
State Average Annual Rate
Michigan $2,694
Colorado $1,416


Average car insurance rates by coverage level

How much you pay for an auto insurance policy depends on how you use your vehicle and how much you’re willing to invest each month to protect your car.

If you choose your state’s minimum coverage, you will most likely carry bodily injury, property damage liability, and medical payment coverages, in addition to uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage and personal injury protection in some states.


AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR MINIMUM COVERAGE IN MICHIGAN vs. COLORADO
State Duration Premium
Michigan Annual $1,368
Colorado Annual $521
Michigan 6-Month $684
Colorado 6-Month $260
Michigan Monthly $114
Colorado Monthly $43


Upgrading to full-coverage car insurance will raise your rates, but you'll get the added protection of collision and comprehensive coverages, along with rental car reimbursement and roadside assistance protection. The primary benefit of full coverage auto insurance is that it protects you and your car more comprehensively than does minimum liability car insurance. If you're ready to spend more to protect your investment, full coverage is recommended.


AUTO INSURANCE RATES FOR FULL COVERAGE IN MICHIGAN vs. COLORADO
State Duration Cost
Michigan Annual $2,336
Colorado Annual $1,406
Michigan 6-Month $1,168
Colorado 6-Month $703
Michigan Monthly $195
Colorado Monthly $117


Inexpensive car insurance companies in Michigan and Colorado

One of the top contributing factors to car insurance costs is the insurer you choose. Insurers set premiums in a number of ways, resulting in major price variations. Your location also matters: some insurance companies only sell policies in certain states, while major insurers’ rates may vary by state.

When moving, you should look to find the best cheap car insurance company in your new location. Get your research started below by viewing the five most affordable auto insurance companies in Michigan and Colorado.


CHEAP AUTO INSURANCE COMPANIES IN MICHIGAN
Insurance Company Average Annual Rate
SAFECO $368
USAA $968
GEICO $1,013
MetLife $1,337
Chubb $1,400


See other affordable auto insurance companies in Michigan.


AFFORDABLE CAR INSURANCE COMPANIES IN COLORADO
Insurance Company Average Annual Rate
The Hartford $842
Grange $968
USAA $1,019
Nationwide $1,132
GEICO $1,164


View more affordable auto insurance companies in Colorado.


Car insurance rates by city in Michigan and Colorado

Although car insurance is legislated at the state level, insurers price rates by ZIP code to account for location-specific factors such as density and the likelihood of a crash. The specific location to which you relocate will play a major role in deciding your rates.

See below auto insurance rates in major cities in Colorado and Michigan.


AUTO INSURANCE PRICES BY CITY IN MICHIGAN
City Average Annual Rate
Detroit $4,911
Grand Rapids $2,230
Warren $3,356
Sterling Heights $2,984
Lansing $2,415


Check out a longer list of car insurance rates in Michigan cities here.


AUTO INSURANCE RATES BY CITY IN COLORADO
City Average Annual Rate
Denver $1,411
Colorado Springs $1,303
Aurora $1,389
Fort Collins $1,078
Lakewood $1,351


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More resources:moving from Michigan to Colorado

When you move from Michigan to Colorado, you will encounter new driving laws, potentially different SR-22 rules, and more. Make sure your interstate move is problem-free with The Zebra's data on your new state:

Kristine Lee
Kristine LeeManager, Content and Data

Kristine is a licensed insurance agent who joined The Zebra in 2019 as an in-house content researcher and writer.

She is an authority on all things insurance and covers the ins and outs of auto, home, life and renters insurance. Her specialty is in providing data-backed insights and information to help insurance shoppers make informed decisions.

Kristine's insurance expertise and research have been cited by publications such as CNBC, Car and Driver, Business Insider, Yahoo!, The Balance, Nationwide and Elephant.

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