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What's the Best Car Insurance Comparison Site?

Wondering which of the many car insurance comparison sites to use? To help you out, we've compared the bunch based on customer reviews from both Trustpilot and Reviews.co.uk because customers usually know best—in more ways than one. We also list each site's panel of insurers to help you easily compare their offerings.

Customer Reviews for Popular Comparison Sites

There are 5 main car insurance comparison search engines in the UK (listed alphabetically): Compare the Market, Confused, Go Compare, Moneysupermarket and QuoteZone (who NimbleFins has partnered with for car insurance comparison). But which is the best?

To help figure that out we gathered the latest customer rating data from Trustpilot and Reviews.co.uk. Here's what we found:

Best Car Insurance Comparison SitesTrustpilot ScoreReviews.co.uk RatingWeighted Average (based on the number of reviews)
1QuoteZone4.54.754.70
2Go Compare3.94.64.57
3Confused4.44.554.55
4Moneysupermarket4.53.984.48
5Compare the Market2.94.513.00

According to the publicly available data, QuoteZone has the best overall customer reviews of the main car insurance comparison search engines with an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. A strong rating can be a sign that a comparison site offers cheap prices to save customers money, is easy to use and displays clear and easy-to-understand information. You can get quotes with QuoteZone through our interface here.

Go Compare ranked 2nd behind QuoteZone, with an average rating of 4.57 out of 5 stars. And Confused ranked 3rd with a score of 4.55.

Which Comparison Panels do These Popular Websites Use?

Car comparison quote systems on many popular websites are powered by the search engines mentioned above. For example, NimbleFins' comparison is supplied by QuoteZone; Uswitch's comparison is supplied by Confused, etc. Here is a selection of popular websites and the quote systems they use, listed alphabetically:

WebsiteCar Insurance Quote System
FinderQuoteZone/Seopa
MoneyConfused
Money ExpertQuoteZone/Seopa
MustardVast Visibility Limited
NimbleFinsQuoteZone/Seopa
UswitchConfused
Utility Saving ExpertQuoteZone/Seopa

Car Insurance Comparison Panels

Here is a list of the insurance companies included in the panels of each of the primary car insurance quote systems in the UK, listed alphabetically. Use this table to see which insurers appear on which comparison sites.

If there's a car insurance company you really want a quote from, check to see which comparison engine has them. For instance, Liverpool Victoria/LV= is only available on Confused, Go Compare and Moneysupermarket, while Doddle and Apricot are only featured on the QuoteZone panel. Many popular brands are included in all 5 panels: for instance, 1st Central, Admiral, Acorn, Autosaint, AXA, Budget, Diamond, Elephant, Endsleigh, Geoffrey, Hastings Direct, etc.

List of Insurance Brands in UK Comparison PanelsCompare the MarketConfused (e.g., Uswitch and Money)Go CompareMoneysupermarketQuoteZone/Seopa (e.g., NimbleFins, Finder, etc.)
1st Centralyesyesyesyesyes
4youngdriversyes
AAyesyesyesyes
Abbey Insuranceyes
Academy Insuranceyes
A-Choiceyesyesyesyes
Acorn Insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
Admiralyesyesyesyesyes
Ageasyesyesyesyesyes
A-Planyes
Apricot Insuranceyes
Arkwrightyes
Autosaintyesyesyesyesyes
Autonetyesyesyesyesyes
AXAyesyesyesyesyes
Bank of Scotlandyesyesyesyes
Barry Graingeryesyes
Be Wiseryesyesyes
Bell Insuranceyesyesyesyes
BG Insuranceyesyes
Bradford & Bingley Insuranceyes
Brightsideyesyesyesyesyes
British Gasyes
Budget Insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
By Miles Insuranceyesyesyes
Car Insurance Expertsyes
Carole Nashyesyesyes
Carrot Insuranceyesyesyesyes
Churchillyesyesyesyes
CISyesyes
City Insuranceyesyesyesyes
Clementsyesyesyesyes
Collingwood Insuranceyesyesyesyes
Complete Caryesyesyesyes
Computer Quote Insuranceyesyes
Co-opyesyesyes
Coverboxyes
Darwinyesyes
Debenhamsyesyesyesyesyes
Devittyes
Dial Directyesyesyesyes
Diamond Insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
DNA Insuranceyes
Doddle Coveryes
Drive like a girlyes
Drive Wiseryesyes
DriveXpertyesyes
Easy2Insureyes
Eco Insuranceyes
Elephantyesyesyesyesyes
Endsleigh Insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
Esureyesyesyesyes
First Insuranceyes
FirstAlternativeyes
Flux Directyesyesyesyes
Ford Insureyesyesyes
Freedom Insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
Freshyes
GA Telematicsyes
General Accidentyesyesyesyes
Geoffrey Insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
Get Coveryesyes
Girls Drive Betteryesyes
Go Girlyesyesyesyes
Go Skippyyesyesyesyesyes
Got You Coveredyesyesyes
Got2Insureyesyesyes
Grove & Deanyesyesyesyesyes
Halifaxyesyesyesyes
Hastings Directyesyesyesyesyes
Hedgehogyesyesyesyesyes
HomeInsureryes
Homenetyes
HomeProtectyes
HomeQuoteDirectyes
HR Insuranceyes
Hughes Insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
iGO4 insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
Ingenieyesyesyesyes
Insurance Factoryyesyesyes
Insurance Revolutionyes
Insurance4Myyes
Insure 2 Driveyes
Insure Pinkyesyesyes
Insure The Boxyesyesyesyes
Insure Wiseryesyesyesyes
Insure Your Motoryesyesyesyes
insure2driveyesyesyes
InsureWiserPlatinumyes
Intasureyes
Intelligent Insuranceyes
John Lewisyesyes
L&Gyes
Ladybirdyesyesyesyesyes
Lancaster Insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
Lloydsyesyesyesyes
Liverpool Victoria/LV=yesyesyes
M&S Bankyesyesyesyes
Magnetyes
Marmaladeyesyesyes
Marshmallowyesyesyes
MasterQuoteyesyes
Mayfairyes
MCE Insuranceyesyesyesyesyes
More Thanyesyesyesyes
Motor Visionyes
MotorQuote Directyesyesyes
My Policyyesyesyesyesyes
Nationwideyes
NCI Insuranceyesyesyesyes
Nova Insuranceyes
O2 Driveyes
One Call Insuranceyesyesyes
One Quote Directyesyesyesyes
Only Smart Driversyesyes
Panel Totalyes
People's Choiceyesyesyesyes
Performance Directyesyesyesyesyes
Peter Bestyes
Policy Expertyes
Policywiseyes
Post Officeyesyesyesyes
Principal Insuranceyesyesyes
Privilegeyesyesyesyes
Provident Insuranceyesyesyesyes
Quote Detectiveyesyesyesyes
Quoteline Directyesyesyesyes
QuoteMeHappy.comyesyesyesyes
RACyesyesyesyesyes
RCIB Insuranceyes
RIASyesyesyesyes
Right Choiceyesyesyes
Sagayesyesyesyes
Sainsbury's Bankyesyesyesyes
Santanderyesyesyesyes
Screentradeyes
Sheilas' Wheelsyesyesyes
Sky Insuranceyesyes
Smart Driver Clubyesyesyes
Smart Driver Insurance Ltdyes
Smartmilesyes
Sterling Insuranceyesyesyesyes
Sterling Owners Clubyesyes
Street Wiseryesyes
SunLife Home Insuranceyes
Sure Thingyesyes
Sureterm Directyes
Surethingyesyes
Swiftcover.comyesyesyesyesyes
Swintonyesyesyesyesyes
Tesco Bankyesyesyesyes
The Co-operativeyes
The Insurance Emporiumyes
The Insurance Factoryyesyes
Tickeryesyesyes
Together Mutual Insuranceyes
U Driveyesyesyesyes
Vavistayesyesyes
Wise Drivingyesyesyesyesyes
WiserChoiceyes
Yoga Insureyesyes
Younger But Wiseryes
Zenith Insuranceyesyesyesyes

How to Pick the Best Car Insurance Comparison Site

There is no one best car insurance comparison site for all people, so to pick the best one for you it's a matter of keeping in mind the following:

  • Check multiple comparison sites to find the best quotes
  • Compare customer reviews of both the comparison site and the insurance company
  • Consider which insurance company best suits your needs (check reviews and features)
  • Decide which comparison site you'd rather give your business to

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