Compare the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Baton Rouge, LA

Car insurance costs an average of $2,361 per year in Baton Rouge. That’s $680 less than the statewide average premium. The most affordable and widely available insurer is Southern Farm Bureau, at $1,451 per month. MoneyGeek studied the cheapest insurers in the city across various driving profiles and coverage amounts. Using the scores while shopping for quality and affordable car insurance can help you find the best insurer for your profile.

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On average, Southern Farm Bureau offers the cheapest auto insurance rates in Baton Rouge, including for a state minimum policy or with a ticket. USAA may be best for military families. Considering quality service and affordability, MoneyGeek found GEICO is the best in Baton Rouge. Your profile and coverage needs determine the best insurer for you.

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The Cheapest Car Insurance Companies in Baton Rouge

On average, the cheapest full coverage car insurance in Baton Rouge is available from:

  • Southern Farm Bureau: $1,451 per year
  • State Farm: $1,959 per year

USAA has the cheapest full coverage policy rate at around $1,404 annually but is only for current and former military members in Baton Rouge.

More expensive than Southern Farm Bureau, by about 150%, is AAA at $3,630 per year — it’s the most expensive full coverage policy in Baton Rouge.

A full coverage policy has comprehensive and collision insurance plus liability coverage. How much liability you choose determines the premium.

Cheapest Car Insurance in Baton Rouge
Full Coverage 100/300/100
  • Company
    100/300/100per year
  • 1.
    USAA
    $1,404
  • 2.
    Southern Farm Bureau
    $1,451
  • 3.
    State Farm
    $1,959
  • 4.
    GEICO
    $2,067
  • 5.
    MetLife
    $2,130
  • 6.
    Allstate
    $2,206
  • 7.
    Progressive
    $3,086
  • 8.
    AAA
    $3,630

MoneyGeek collected averages for car insurance in Baton Rouge using a sample 40-year-old male driver with a full coverage policy, as our methodology explains.

A full coverage policy costs more than minimum coverage because it has liability and additional valuable coverages that protect your car from damage:

  • Collision insurance: covers damage from a collision
  • Comprehensive insurance: covers non-collision-related damage, vandalism, theft, etc.

Car owners with old vehicles may pay more than their car’s value with full coverage. A liability-only or minimum coverage policy may be better for them and cheaper.

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Cheapest Car Insurance in Baton Rouge for Minimum Coverage

In Baton Rouge and elsewhere, the coverage amount you choose dictates how much you pay for car insurance, among other factors. If you purchase a minimum liability policy, you will pay an average of $1,085 per year. However, if you choose a full coverage policy with higher limits, you will pay around $2,361 per year, which is $1,276 higher than the state minimum coverage cost.

Cheapest Minimum Liability Car Insurance in Baton Rouge
State Minimum

A state minimum policy may be the cheapest and a budget-friendly option in Baton Rouge, but it offers the least protection. In Louisiana, a minimum coverage policy has 15/30/25 liability limits. The low rate and coverage may backfire and cost you more in an at-fault accident.

For example, if you cause medical expenses of $25,000 for the other driver, the policy covers $15,000. You pay the remaining $10,000.

Louisiana Minimum Liability Requirements

  • Item
    Description
  • Bodily Injury and Property Damage
    $15,000 per person, $30,000 per accident and $25,000 for property damage. A more protective level is 100/300/100.

Cheapest Car Insurance in Baton Rouge if You Have Driving Violations

A violation, such as a DUI, ticket or at-fault accident, makes your car insurance rate higher in Baton Rouge. Depending on the violation, the most affordable insurance in Baton Rouge is from:

  • Cheapest after a ticket: Southern Farm Bureau, $1,636 average per year
  • Cheapest after an at-fault accident: Southern Farm Bureau, $1,840 average per year
  • Cheapest after a DUI: Southern Farm Bureau, $1,901 average per year

While not the cheapest, USAA has competitive rates after a DUI or ticket for eligible active military and veterans.

You can lower your rate in Baton Rouge over time by improving your poor record. For now, save by comparing quotes to find the cheapest rate after a violation.

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Average Cost of Car Insurance in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge$2,361
Louisiana$3,041
U.S.$1,424

The average annual car insurance rate in Baton Rouge totals $2,361 in 2020 as compared to $3,041 for Louisiana as a whole. This means drivers in Baton Rouge pay 22.3% less than many other drivers in the state but 65.8% more than the national average of $1,424. Researching and comparing rates can help you find the cheapest car insurance in Baton Rouge.

Personalized Quotes to Get You the Cheapest Car Insurance in Baton Rouge

Getting a personalized quote means the auto insurance company considers factors such as driving history, car type, ZIP code and credit scores. Armed with a personalized quote, you can compare rates to find the best deal. Be sure to check rates regularly as you renew your policy, as rate and circumstance changes could afford you a cheaper quote.

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The Best Car Insurance Companies in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge drivers can use MoneyGeek’s scores of the best companies in the city to find car insurance coverage that combines quality service and affordability. From the research, MoneyGeek discovered that the best of the largest auto insurance carriers in the city for most drivers are:

  • GEICO: MoneyGeek score of 85 out of 100
  • State Farm: MoneyGeek score of 83 out of 100

USAA received the highest score in Baton Rouge by MoneyGeek's rating system. However, because USAA is only available to military members, veterans and their families, it is not listed as best overall.

MoneyGeek considered various factors while calculating the scores out of 100, including financial stability, user satisfaction and affordability ratings from J.D. Power.


1
USAA
Score:95

4/5

Affordability

5/5

Claims Ratings

4/5

User Satisfaction

A++

Financial Stability

2
GEICO
Score:85

3/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A++

Financial Stability

3
State Farm
Score:82.5

3/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

4/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

4
Travelers
Score:80

2/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

2/5

User Satisfaction

A++

Financial Stability

5
MetLife
Score:80

3/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

2/5

User Satisfaction

A+

Financial Stability

6
Safeco
Score:77.5

3/5

Affordability

2/5

Claims Ratings

3/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

7
Progressive
Score:77.5

3/5

Affordability

2/5

Claims Ratings

2/5

User Satisfaction

A+

Financial Stability

8
Allstate
Score:75

2/5

Affordability

2/5

Claims Ratings

2/5

User Satisfaction

A+

Financial Stability

9
Liberty Mutual
Score:75

2/5

Affordability

3/5

Claims Ratings

2/5

User Satisfaction

A

Financial Stability

10
National General
Score:72.5

3/5

Affordability

2/5

Claims Ratings

2/5

User Satisfaction

A-

Financial Stability

Average Cost of Car Insurance by Postal Code

Believe it or not, the part of Baton Rouge in which you live can also affect your insurance premiums. Drivers living in the 70810 neighborhood pay the lowest average rates at $2,268 per year. Those who reside in the 70816 ZIP code pay the most at $2,455 — a difference of $187 annually.

  • Zip Code
    State Minimumper year
  • 70810
    $2,268
  • 70816
    $2,455

Factors That Impact Insurance Costs in Baton Rouge

In addition to individual driver needs and history, location-specific factors like the rate of fatal accidents and the percentage of uninsured motorists also contribute to car insurance rates in Baton Rouge. How Baton Rouge ranks compared to the 300 most populous cities in the United States can have a significant impact on premium costs.

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Most Accidents With Fatalities2nd/300
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Most Car Thefts125th/300
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Most Uninsured Motorists by State20th/50
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Personal Injury Protection RequiredNo
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Most Annual Rainfall16th/300
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Most Rainy Days110th/300

Methodology and Assumptions

MoneyGeek’s average premium rates for Baton Rouge are based on 100/300/100 comprehensive collision coverage with a $1,000 deductible for a 40-year-old male driver. The average driver profiled drives a 2010 Toyota Camry LE and has no tickets or accidents on their record. Additional premiums are added based on coverage type, location and driving record. Learn more about MoneyGeek’s data and methodology here.

About the Author


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Mark Fitzpatrick is a senior content manager with MoneyGeek specializing in insurance. Mark has years of experience analyzing the insurance market and creating original research and content. He graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts and Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Arts.