Dave Merrick, head of car insurance at MoneySuperMarket said “shopping around” before making a purchase would help drivers secure the best deals.
He said: “If you’re looking to buy a new car, it is always worth pricing up the cost of insurance before committing to a purchase.
“Our data shows the most popular cars in each region aren’t necessarily the ones that have the best insurance premiums. In fact, it is often the opposite – the most popular cars tend to have significantly higher insurance costs.
“There are many factors to consider when choosing a family car and, in order to keep costs down and keep on top of your finances, shopping around will help you find the best deal.”
The AA says all new cars are assigned to different car insurance groups which determine the overall costs motorists could be forced to pay.