Ford Transit Insurance

(And how to get the lowest premiums)

Written by Rachel Morey
Written by Rachel Morey

Rachel Morey is a journalist specializing in making complicated personal finance and insurance subjects easy to understand. She has been writing professionally for nearly a decade and has projects in print, broadcasting, and online. A native Iowan, Rachel has a special fondness for the open roads of rural America.

Reviewed by Greg Safford
Reviewed by Greg Safford

Bringing over 15 years of insurance experience, Greg is passionate about helping individuals and businesses understand their insurance options.

Ford Transit

Buying car insurance is just one cost associated with owning a Ford Transit. You can get the best possible rates by shopping around, but getting multiple quotes is time-consuming and the information can be confusing. An independent insurance agent can help make driving your Transit less expensive by getting your great rates on a car insurance policy that meets the requirements of your state.

Not sure where to find an independent insurance agent in your area? has a find-an-agent tool that can match you with a local independent insurance agent who will walk you through your options and help you find the best possible coverage for your Ford Transit. 

What Kind of Insurance Do You Need for Your Ford Transit?

Bodily injury liability: If you cause an accident and someone is hurt, your bodily injury liability policy pays for the cost of physical recovery and medical care. This is required coverage in most places, but you may want to purchase more than the minimum required amount. 

Property damage liability: If you cause damage to someone else's property while driving your Transit, your property damage liability policy pays to repair or replace the items. This coverage only works up to the policy's stated maximums. Your agent can help you decide how much property damage and bodily injury liability coverage you need. 

Medical payments/Personal injury protection: Medical payments and personal injury protection help pay medical bills for you and your passengers after an accident, regardless of who is at fault. In some states this coverage is mandatory. 

Uninsured motorist coverage: Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage pays for costs related to an accident if you aren't at fault and the other driver doesn't have enough insurance. It's illegal to drive without insurance in many states, but you could still be left with repair and medical bills. 

Optional Coverage:

Collision: Collision insurance coverage handles repairs or pays to replace your Transit if you are in an accident with another vehicle. With collision and comprehensive coverage, you'll pay your deductible before insurance kicks in.

Comprehensive: Comprehensive insurance coverage pays to repair or replace your Transit if you are in an accident or there's an incident that doesn't fall under your collision policy. This includes theft, vandalism, falling objects, and hitting an animal in the road. 

Your lender may require you to carry collision and comprehensive on your Ford Transit with certain minimum coverage amounts. 

Glass coverage: A zero-deductible glass policy pays to fix broken glass on your Ford Transit. This coverage costs just a few dollars each month and prevents you from having to pay for this expensive repair out of pocket. 

Gap Insurance: If your outstanding loan or lease balance is more than the market value of your Ford Transit, gap insurance may be a smart choice. If you are in an accident that totals your Transit, you'll have to pay the difference between the insurance company's payout and the total amount due to the bank. Gap insurance covers the difference so you don't have to. 

What Affects the Cost of Insurance for Your Ford Transit?

Annual mileage: Driving your Transit more the 10,000 to 15,000 miles each year could drive your insurance premiums up a bit. 

Your driving record: Transit drivers who have caused accidents in the past or have moving violations may see annual rates that are $1,500 to $2,100 higher than average. 

The value of your vehicle: Insurance companies use the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of your Transit to help calculate insurance rates. A vehicle with a higher MSRP also has higher-priced collision and comprehensive coverage. Here's how owning a newer Ford Transit may affect your rates: 

Average Annual Ford Transit Insurance Rates by Model Year
2018 Ford Transit:  $1,248
2016 Ford Transit: $1,234
2014 Ford Transit: $1,190
2012 Ford Transit: $1,124

Average Ford Transit Insurance Costs

The average 40-year-old Ford Transit driver pays $1,248 annually for full coverage auto insurance. A liability-only insurance policy costs an average of $130 per year with mid-range bodily injury liability and property damage liability coverage. 

The Safety of Your Ford Transit

The Ford Transit has a number of safety features that contribute to its low insurance rates. Make sure your agent is aware of any optional safety features you have with your Transit, as these can help reduce your insurance premiums. If you are shopping for a transit, talk with your agent about how features like forward collision warning or automatic emergency braking could help earn you a rate discount. 


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How Location Affects Your Ford Transit Insurance 

Where you live has a big effect on your car insurance premiums. Your agent can help you get a personalized quote that takes your location into consideration so you have a better idea of what to expect. 

Here's how average Ford Transit full coverage insurance rates for a 40-year-old driver with a good driving record and a $500 deductible may change from one place to the next:

Rural Areas: Small Cities: Large Cities:
$936 $1,310 $1,685

Additional Factors that Affect Your Ford Transit Insurance Premiums

  • Safety features like anti-theft devices
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Deductible
  • Credit

Average Cost to Insure a Ford Transit

Average annual cost to insure a Ford Transit with full coverage: $1,248
Teens: $4,752
High-risk drivers: $2,700
High deductibles: $1,092
Low deductibles: $1,552
Top three most expensive states for Ford Transit insurance:
Vermont, New Hampshire, and Missouri $1780
Top three most affordable states for Ford Transit insurance: 
Louisiana, New York, and Michigan $960

Top Independent Insurance Carriers That Insure the Ford Transit

According to a recent US Independent Insurance Agent Satisfaction Study by JD Power, the following companies provide excellent service to their insurance customers: 

  1. Progressive
  2. Safeco
  3. Travelers
  4. Auto-Owners Insurance

Get a Ford Transit Quote

Your independent insurance agent can help you understand the auto insurance laws in your area while balancing the coverage you need with premiums that fit into your budget. Use the find-an-agent tool to locate an agent in your town. Get started today and lock in great rates with the best coverage for your Ford Transit. 

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