Massachusetts Car Insurance Calculator: Estimate Your Car Insurance Costs

For an accurate quote of how much your car insurance will cost in Massachusetts, insurance providers will ask you for various personal information. MoneyGeek’s car insurance calculator can quickly give you a ballpark figure for the cost of auto insurance in Massachusetts for you.

Last Updated: 4/12/2022
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MoneyGeek’s car insurance calculator for Massachusetts helps you get a quick estimate of your car insurance costs in the state.

There are numerous factors affecting the cost of car insurance. MoneyGeek analyzed how companies calculate insurance premiums in Massachusetts to help you figure out which factors have the biggest impact and are driving your cost.

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Massachusetts Car Insurance Calculator: Get an Instant, Free Estimate

Getting a finalized car insurance quote directly from an insurer in Massachusetts requires sharing personal information and usually takes around 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

If you use MoneyGeek’s calculator, you’ll get an estimated quote detailing how much you need to pay every month or every year. This amount is based on your age, driving record, vehicle type and coverage levels.

Aside from the estimate, our tool also shows which factors have the most impact on your rates. In Massachusetts, adding a teen driver, your age and chosen coverage levels are generally the most significant factors. Note that the most important factor for you may be different based on your personal circumstances and driver profile.

Auto Insurance Calculator

State

Massachusetts

Age

30-65

Driving Record

Clean

Credit Score

Excellent

Vehicle Type

Compact

Vehicle Year

2020

Liability Coverage

State Min

Comprehensive and Collision Insurance

None

Gender

Female
Average Annual Auto Insurance Rates

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Click your preferred price range to see company options.

Click an insurer below to visit their review page or continue to your personalized quote.

Company

Average Annual Rates

3.

USAA

$484

4.

MetLife

$497

5.

Safety Group

$502

The cheapest company is not necessarily the same for all drivers, but our calculator can get you a close estimate. For our 40-year-old default driver, the most affordable insurance in Massachusetts is an average of $400 per year from State Farm, the cheapest widely available company.

While price is an important consideration, the right coverage and the insurance provider’s quality of customer service are also worth looking into before buying a policy.

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FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN GETTING A CAR INSURANCE ESTIMATE IN MASSACHUSETTS

Whether you are shopping around for a new car insurance policy or looking at how much car insurance costs for a specific model before buying it, MoneyGeek’s resources can help you find the right car insurance policy.

To get the most savings, you can use our car insurance calculator or browse our collection of sample drivers in our cheapest car insurance in Massachusetts guide.

You can also compare how car insurance costs for the same coverage across different insurers nationwide through our analysis of the average cost of car insurance in Massachusetts.

MoneyGeek also ranked providers on their affordability and quality of customer service to help you find the best car insurance companies in Massachusetts.

How Car Insurance Premiums are Calculated in Massachusetts

Several factors determine the cost of car insurance, with some weighing more heavily than others. In Massachusetts, the most important factors are adding a teen driver, your age and the coverage level you select. The most expensive is adding a teen driver to your family policy, which can multiply your car insurance rates by as much as 3x. The driver’s age changes the rate by 2.7x, while increasing your coverage can multiply the rate by 2.4x.

How Much Adding a Teen Driver Matters in Calculating Car Insurance in Massachusetts

Adding a teen driver to your policy can triple your rates. Teen drivers are inexperienced and more likely to be involved in accidents than older drivers, so insurers deem them as high risk and your rates increase accordingly.

How Much Age of Driver Matters in Calculating Car Insurance in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, the age of the driver matters when calculating car insurance rates. Insurers deem young drivers to be a higher risk than older drivers, which increases their rates by as much as 2.7x.

A senior driver pays the cheapest car insurance rates in Massachusetts, while drivers aged 19 to 20 pay the highest rates.

How Much Coverage Levels Matters in Calculating Car Insurance in Massachusetts

Car insurance companies calculate insurance premiums in Massachusetts depending on your chosen coverage level. Lesser coverage means cheaper premiums, which becomes more expensive as you increase your coverage.

A state minimum liability only policy is 2.4x cheaper than a full coverage with 100/300/100 coverage limit with a $500 deductible.

How Much Car Model Matters in Calculating Car Insurance in Massachusetts

The type of car that you own can also significantly impact your car insurance rates. When calculating insurance premiums in Massachusetts, insurance providers consider the repair costs as well as the likelihood of a specific car model being stolen or damaged. If you own a luxury car, expect to see car insurance rates that are two times more expensive than those for an SUV or sedan.

How Much Driving Record Matters in Calculating Car Insurance in Massachusetts

Keeping a clean driving record gives you more savings on car insurance. On average, drivers with a clean record pay 1.8x less for their car insurance than drivers with a DUI violation.

How to Calculate How Much Car Insurance You Need in Massachusetts

One of the primary considerations when calculating insurance premiums in Massachusetts is the amount of coverage you purchase. Considering how much coverage you actually need helps narrow down the policy with the right combination of cost and protection.

Massachusetts requires drivers in the state to have bodily injury coverage, uninsured motorist coverage, property damage liability, and personal injury protection, also known as PIP. Depending on your situation, you can consider upgrading your liability insurance and adding comprehensive and collision coverage.

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Understand Massachusetts car insurance requirements

Every state has its own minimum coverage requirements. Massachusetts minimum car insurance requirements require drivers to have bodily injury coverage, uninsured motorist coverage and PIP protection.

The mandated state minimum insurance policy must have at least 20/40/5 liability limits. That is $20,000 coverage for bodily injuries per person (and $40,000 per accident), plus $40,000 uninsured motorists. It must also include $5,000 for property damage per accident and $8,000 for personal injury protection. Because these are the minimum requirements, you may want to increase your liability coverage.

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Consider Purchasing Additional Liability Insurance

State minimum coverage may not be enough, especially if you’re in a major accident. To ensure that you are protected against medical and property damage costs, you may need to increase your liability insurance.

Minimum liability insurance in Massachusetts costs an average of $603 per year. Increasing it to $300,000 in bodily injury liability per accident costs about $833 per year.

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Decide whether or not to buy comprehensive and collision insurance

Whether you need a full coverage policy or not depends on your personal circumstances. While Massachusetts law does not require a policy with comprehensive and collision insurance, it may be required by your lender if you’re financing or leasing your car.

The cost of adding comprehensive and collision with a $1,000 deductible is an average of $456 per year in Massachusetts. It could save you a lot in the long run because it covers all types of damages to your vehicle. However, if you own an old car with a low replacement value, the annual cost of full coverage may not make financial sense.

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Consider buying additional protection besides these core coverages

About 3.5% of drivers in Massachusetts are uninsured; that’s one of the lowest rates in the country. However, uninsured motorist insurance with at least the same bodily injury limits as your liability coverage is included in the state’s mandatory minimums.

Another included coverage is $8,000 worth of personal injury protection. If you’re in an accident, PIP helps protect you financially by covering medical expenses and lost wages.

Frequently Asked Questions About How Car Insurance is Calculated in Massachusetts

If you know the factors that go into determining your car insurance premium, you can make better choices. Below, MoneyGeek answers a few of the most frequently asked questions about calculating how much car insurance you need in Massachusetts.

Methodology

MoneyGeek partnered with Quadrant Data Services to get car insurance quotes from across Massachusetts. Our data science team analyzed how personal factors impacted cost and incorporated our findings into our calculator to provide users with an accurate estimate of their expected yearly auto insurance costs. Read more about our 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.