Car insurance for Mazdas

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A minimum amount of car insurance is required in most U.S. states in order for drivers to legally operate their vehicle. Insurance is designed to help protect the driver financially if they are involved in an accident that causes injuries or property damage. The average cost of car insurance in the U.S. is $1,674 a year for full coverage, according to 2021 quoted annual premiums from Quadrant Information Services.

However, exact rates vary by driver, household and vehicle make and model. Sportier or more expensive vehicles will naturally cost more to insure, whereas economy cars or special safety features can help reduce risk to insurers and result in cheaper premiums. Keep these factors in mind when shopping for car insurance quotes.

For Mazda owners, we compared auto insurance rates for four 2019 Mazda models for the same driver profile to show the difference in premiums:

  • Mazda 3
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mazda MX-5

Car insurance for Mazdas: by model

To find the best cheap auto insurance rates for the four Mazda models, we compared rates with the top five best car insurance companies reviewed in our 2021 study. For full coverage insurance, the cheapest average annual rate we found is for the Mazda CX-3, while the most expensive is the Mazda 3. Compared to the national average however, all of these models are less expensive.

Mazda Car Insurance Average annual full coverage premium
Mazda 3 $1,668
Mazda CX-3 $1,483
Mazda CX-5 $1,522
Mazda MX-5 $1,588

Cheapest car insurance companies for Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 sedan starts at $20,650 and comes in five optional trim packages. Mazda’s i-Activ AWD comes standard on all Mazda 3 models. The i-Activsense safety features include Traffic Jam Assist, front and rear sensors for parking and smart braking come standard in the Premium Plus package and above.

Average annual rates for minimum coverage vary from $334 to $456, with USAA, Geico and Amica offering the cheapest rates based on Quadrant data. For full coverage, our study indicates average annual rates are cheapest with USAA, Amica and State Farm, with rates ranging from $1,135 to $1,376 per year. Full coverage includes comprehensive and collision, which serves to financially protect your own vehicle from damage and is commonly required if your vehicle is financed.

Car insurance company Average annual premium for minimum coverage Average annual premium for full coverage
USAA $334 $1,135
Geico $363 $1,376
State Farm $456 $1,324
Erie $430 $1,346
Amica $367 $1,315

Cheapest car insurance companies for Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 Sport is a subcompact crossover SUV that begins at $20,790. This model also comes standard with AWD and is a 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, with automatic emergency brake detection and lane departure warning.

Car insurance rates for minimum coverage range from $329 to $450 with top carriers USAA, Geico and Amica having the cheapest rates per year. Geico, USAA and Amica have the best average annual rates for full coverage, ranging from $1,032 to $1,365.

Car insurance company Average annual premium for minimum coverage Average annual premium for full coverage
USAA $329 $1,055
Geico $338 $1,032
State Farm $450 $1,302
Erie $430 $1,365
Amica $379 $1,235

Cheapest car insurance companies for Mazda CX-5

Starting at $25,370, the Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV offers a luxury experience without breaking the bank. Heated front and rear leather seats, wood trim and a 10.25-inch infotainment system comes standard. Choose from seven different trim models with the option for a turbo engine for greater speed and agility on the roads. Though these features may contribute to a more luxury feel, insurance rates average on the higher end of affordability, which may be due to the fact that SUVs may be safer in the event of head-on collisions compared to other vehicle types.

USAA, Geico and Erie offer the cheapest average annual rates for minimum coverage in our study, with rates ranging between $347 and $379 a year. For full coverage, the rates reviewed were lowest with USAA, Geico and Amica, coming in between $1,083 to $1,383 per year.

Car insurance company Average annual premium for minimum coverage Average annual premium for full coverage
USAA $347 $1,083
Geico $370 $1,091
State Farm $438 $1,383
Erie $373 $1,312
Amica $379 $1,241

Cheapest car insurance companies for Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible roadster is Mazda’s take on a sports car, starting at $26,830. The MX-5 is designed with a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution for greater handling at high speed. This model comes in two upgradable trim packages, with Smart City Brake Support, lane departure warning and adaptive front headlights standard in the base model.

For minimum coverage, average rates per year are cheapest with USAA, Geico and Erie, ranging from $266 to $413. Average annual rates for full coverage are best with Amica, USAA and Geico, starting at $1,199 to $1,469.

Car insurance company Average annual premium for minimum coverage Average annual premium for full coverage
USAA $266 $1,239
Geico $355 $1,289
State Farm $413 $1,402
Erie $375 $1,469
Amica $379 $1,199

Other car insurance coverage for Mazdas

Although most states only require a minimum amount of liability insurance coverage, many insurance experts recommend purchasing as much liability coverage as you can afford to provide you with greater financial protection in case of a costly loss.

If you finance or lease your Mazda, you may be required to purchase full coverage insurance. Even if you do not finance your new Mazda, you may want to consider these additional coverages when getting quotes or switching carriers. Comprehensive and collision will protect damages sustained to your Mazda:

  • Collision: This coverage will pay to fix or replace your Mazda if you are involved in a collision and it is damaged.
  • Comprehensive: Also known as other-than-collision coverage, comprehensive pays for claims that are not covered under collision insurance. This includes weather events, hitting an animal, broken windows and windshields, theft and vandalism.
  • Gap insurance: This coverage will pay the difference between your claim payout on the book value of your Mazda and your outstanding loan or lease amount, if the Mazda is totaled as part of a claim and the book value is less than what you owe.
  • OEM parts: Some insurance companies offer this optional coverage, which provides OEM Mazda parts rather than aftermarket parts, if your Mazda is damaged as the result of a covered claim.
  • Rental car reimbursement: This optional coverage is a good idea if you do not have access to another car to drive while your Mazda is being fixed after a claim occurred.


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 Mazda of the following models, commute five days a week and drive 12,000 miles annually:

  • Mazda 3
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mazda MX-5

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

Written by
Mandy Sleight
Insurance Contributor
Mandy Sleight has been a licensed insurance agent since 2005. She has three years of experience writing for insurance websites such as, MoneyGeek and The Simple Dollar. Mandy writes about auto, homeowners, renters, life insurance, disability and supplemental insurance products.
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