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For some, a luxury car is a dream purchase. Audi, a German auto manufacturer, produces some of the most coveted luxury cars in the world. Audis are known for their quattro all-wheel drive system and luxurious upgraded interiors. If buying an Audi is on your bucket list, or if you already own one, you might want to know how much these high-end vehicles generally cost to insure.

The average cost of car insurance in the United States is $1,674 per year for full coverage. Because the type of car you drive is an important contributor to your insurance costs, the specific type of Audi you purchase will affect how much you pay. Your driving record, the coverage types and limits you choose and your driving history will also impact your premium. So how much is Audi insurance? Bankrate can help you find out.

Models included in this review:

  • Audi A3
  • Audi A4
  • Audi A5
  • Audi A8
  • Audi E-Tron
  • Audi Q5

How much does it cost to insure an Audi?

That’s a tricky question to answer. Because so many factors can impact car insurance premiums, no two Audi owners are likely to have exactly the same premium. Additionally, each Audi make and model has unique average rates, as shown in the tables below.

Full coverage costs an average of $1,674 per year in the U.S. based on 2021 premium data from Quadrant Information Services, although rates will vary greatly between car insurance companies and vehicle types. Additionally, the following factors can impact how much you pay for car insurance as well:

  • Price of parts: Audi is a luxury brand, and as such, its parts are likely to be more expensive than mid-range cars. If you purchase full coverage for your Audi, it might cost more than it would for other models.
  • Safety features: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) chose 10 Audi models for its “Top Safety Pick” awards in 2021. Safety features like front crash protection, blind spot detection and lane departure prevention are options on several Audi models. These safety features could help lessen the risk of accidents, which can lower the cost of your insurance.

Car insurance for an Audi: by model

Each Audi model has unique characteristics. Similarly, each driver will have distinctive circumstances. Because of this, auto insurance for Audi vehicles will vary in price. The premiums below are averages and can serve as a guide, but the best way to know how much your insurance will cost is to gather quotes.

Car insurance for Audi A3

The popular Audi A3 was redesigned for the 2022 model year. Standard features include keyless ignition, rear side airbags, LED headlights and taillights, a power panoramic sunroof and three-zone automatic climate control. Starting at $33,900, the A3 is Audi’s least expensive vehicle. It’s also the least expensive model on our list for minimum coverage.

Audi A3 car insurance Average annual premium
Minimum coverage $449
Full coverage $1,970

Car insurance for Audi A4

With 261 horsepower, the Audi A4 is a robust sedan. The car can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds. Audi’s futuristic virtual cockpit is available as an option on the A4 and includes a 12.3 inch screen that can pinpoint your location Google Earth, which could come in handy if you’re driving in unfamiliar territory. Purchase prices for the A4 start at $39,100. Full coverage for an A4 will set you back an average of $2,000 per year.

Audi A4 car insurance Average annual premium
Minimum coverage $474
Full coverage $2,000

Car insurance for Audi A5

Available as a coupe, sportback or cabriolet, the 2022 Audi A5 gives you more flexibility in body style than the A3 or A4. The A5 also has some impressive driver assistance features, including traffic relief, park assist and a top view camera function. You’ll pay a bit more for these features as the A5 starts at $44,500. The features also raise the cost of repairs or replacement, making full coverage car insurance more expensive on average.

Audi A5 car insurance Average annual premium
Minimum coverage $464
Full coverage $2,353

Car insurance for Audi A8

The Audi A8 luxury sedan starts at $86,500 and is loaded with features. One of the most attractive could be its user settings. You can program the vehicle to remember seven different profiles with up to 400 settings each. While minimum coverage isn’t much more expensive than it is for other Audi models, full coverage is nearly double the national average cost for insurance, at $3,300 per year on average.

Audi A8 car insurance Average annual premium
Minimum coverage $476
Full coverage $3,300

Car insurance for Audi E-Tron

Audi’s electric car, the E-Tron, comes in several body styles, including sportback, GT and S. The base model starts at $65,900. With a towing capacity of 4,000 pounds, this is a luxury vehicle with brawn. Full coverage for the base model E-Tron is $2,250 per year, on average, which is less than the A8. This might be due to the “pre sense front” feature, which detects potential collisions and can warn you and even brake for you.

Audi E-Tron car insurance Average annual premium
Minimum coverage $511
Full coverage $2,520

Car insurance for Audi Q5

If you’re looking for an SUV, the Audi Q5 is a luxury model designed to impress. Prices for the Q5 start at $44,100. Perhaps one of the most impressive features of the Q5 is that a hybrid electric model is available. The Q5 55 TFSI e gives you a seven-speed transmission and can go from zero to 60 in just 5.7 seconds. And despite the higher price tag, full coverage car insurance for the Q5 is actually less than it is for the A3, on average.

Audi Q5 car insurance Average annual premium
Minimum coverage $480
Full coverage $1,934

Cheapest car insurance companies for Audis

The insurance company you choose to cover your Audi will play a significant role in how much you pay in premiums. Each company has its own rating algorithm, so the same vehicle and the same coverage will often cost vastly different amounts with different carriers. The table below shows the average prices to insure these six Audi models with five of the largest insurance carriers by market share. Rates vary widely. For example, full coverage for an A3 costs an average of $1,804 per year with Geico, but only $1,081 per year with Erie. This illustrates the importance of getting quotes from multiple carriers.

Average annual premium for full coverage by model

Car insurance company Audi A3 Audi A4 Audi A5 Audi A8 Audi E-Tron Audi Q5
Amica $1,507 $1,436 $1,903 $2,160 $1,948 $1,427
Erie $1,081 $1,516 $1,772 $2,700 $2,684 $1,546
Geico $1,804 $1,778 $2,115 $3,422 $2,257 $1,700
State Farm $1,529 $1,551 $1,871 $2,703 $2,151 $1,705
USAA $1,434 $1,551 $1,740 $2,657 $1,998 $1,536

Audi features that impact insurance costs

The features of your individual Audi will partly determine your insurance costs. Some features that could impact your premium include:

  • Audi quattro all-wheel drive: Audi’s version of all-wheel drive is said to improve your vehicle’s handling in rough conditions. This could help to mitigate accidents, which can lower insurance costs.
  • Driver assistance features: Audi offers several optional features that can help drivers on the road. From assisting in parking to warning drivers of potential forward collisions, these systems could help lessen the risk of an accident.
  • Digital Matrix LED headlights: Some Audi models have the option for specialized headlights called Digital Matrix LED, or DML. These high-tech headlights could help you spot and avoid potential hazards in low-visibility conditions.

Because these features often increase the overall value of your vehicle, you may notice that you pay more for full coverage. While the cost for some coverage types, like liability, might decrease because of the lower risk of an accident, your comprehensive and collision coverage might increase because your car would be more expensive to replace if it were damaged or totaled.

Other car insurance coverage for Audi

To make sure your Audi is properly insured, you might want to get quotes from several different car insurance carriers. With the higher repair costs associated with this luxury brand, you may also want to consider choosing full coverage to protect your investment.

These car insurance coverage types could be helpful to protect your Audi:

  • Collision: This coverage pays if your Audi is damaged or totaled as the result of a covered collision. Covered scenarios might include rear-ending another car, hitting a tree or backing into a pole.
  • Comprehensive: Also called “other-than-collision coverage,” comprehensive, or physical damage coverage, is for claims not covered under collision. This includes broken glass, weather events, hitting an animal, theft of the vehicle or vandalism.
  • Rental car reimbursement: If you do not have access to another vehicle, you may want to consider rental car reimbursement coverage. This coverage could pay up to the policy limits for rental car costs while your Audi is being repaired after a covered claim.
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorist: These coverage types are mandatory in some states and optional in others. If you are involved in an accident with someone who does not have insurance or does not have enough coverage to pay for your damages, this coverage might pay for your injuries and property damage.

If you aren’t sure what coverage choices to consider for your Audi, working with a licensed agent could be helpful.

Methodology

Bankrate utilizes Quadrant Information Services to analyze 2021 rates for all ZIP codes and carriers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Quoted rates are based on a 40-year-old male and female driver with a clean driving record, good credit and the following full coverage limits:

  • $100,000 bodily injury liability per person
  • $300,000 bodily injury liability per accident
  • $50,000 property damage liability per accident
  • $100,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury per person
  • $300,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury per accident
  • $500 collision deductible
  • $500 comprehensive deductible

To determine minimum coverage limits, Bankrate used minimum coverages that meet each state’s requirements. Our base profile drivers own a 2019 [Make] of the following model types, commute five days a week and drive 12,000 miles annually:

  • Audi A3
  • Audi A4
  • Audi A5
  • Audi A8
  • Audi E-Tron
  • Audi Q5

These are sample rates and should only be used for comparative purposes.

Written by
Cate Deventer
Insurance Writer & Editor
Cate Deventer is a writer, editor and insurance professional with nearly a decade of experience in the insurance industry as a licensed insurance agent.
Edited by
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