How Much Is Kansas Car Insurance?

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Affordable Car Insurance in Kansas

Kansas’ Great Plains, amber waves of grain, and wide open expanses add up to a stirring depiction of the American heartland. This Midwestern state’s economy relies heavily on the agriculture and aerospace industries, capturing a common dichotomy in the state of slower paced down-to-Earth living and racing toward the future.

Residents here pay slightly higher average car insurance rates than their counterparts in many other Midwestern states. But by knowing where to look for discounts (keep reading for plenty more on that) and by comparison shopping for the lowest quotes, Kansas drivers can easily pay well below their state average each month.

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Cheapest Auto Insurance Rates in Kansas

Carriers look at multiple variables when determining your insurance rate. Your age, location, driving history, and state requirements are all factors in determining the price you pay. We used our in-house reporting to determine the companies that offer the cheapest car insurance rates in Kansas. USAA came in with the lowest rate currently available in Kansas at $112.46 per month. Followed by State Farm at $129.13 per month and American Family at $177.17 per month.

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RankCompanyAvg monthly rate
1 USAA $112.46 / month
2 State Farm $129.13 / month
3 American Family $177.17 / month
4 Allied $178.47 / month
5 Auto-Owners Insurance Co $178.63 / month
6 Travelers $182.27 / month
7 Nationwide $182.33 / month
8 Farm Bureau Mutual (IA Group) $199.36 / month
9 Farmers $216.23 / month
10 Allstate $269.08 / month
11 Liberty Mutual $269.58 / month
12 Metropolitan $275.73 / month
13 National Farmers Union P $281.03 / month
14 Shelter $296.86 / month
15 Electric $314.18 / month
16 Safe Auto $320.18 / month
17 Dairyland Auto 6 Month $380.08 / month
18 Encompass $609.64 / month

Top 10 Cheapest Cities for Car Insurance

If you are lucky enough to live in one of these cities you are likely paying some of the lowest car insurance rates available in Kansas. According to our data, Salina comes in at the cheapest at only $89.00 per month. Other cities that made the top 10 list include Chanute at $92.41 per month, Iola at $94.36 per month, and Parsons at $94.99 per month.

RankCityAvg monthly rate
1 Salina , KS$89.00 / month
2 Chanute, KS$92.41 / month
3 Iola, KS$94.36 / month
4 Parsons, KS$94.99 / month
5 Fort Scott, KS$96.97 / month
6 Pratt, KS$97.58 / month
7 Pittsburg, KS$97.73 / month
8 Abilene, KS$99.87 / month
9 Emporia, KS$101.22 / month
10 Newton, KS$102.72 / month

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities for Car Insurance

These top 10 cities ranked as the most expensive places in Kansas for car insurance. Location is a big factor when determining the price you pay for car insurance and these cities came in at the top. Fort Riley is the most expensive city in Kansas at $167.17 per month. Second and third place goes to Dodge City at $140.50 per month and Derby at $139.57 per month.

RankCityAvg monthly rate
1 Fort Riley , KS $167.17 / month
2 Dodge City , KS $140.50 / month
3 Derby , KS $139.57 / month
4 Liberal , KS $137.56 / month
5 Haysville , KS $133.29 / month
6 Baxter Springs , KS $133.18 / month
7 Garden City , KS $130.35 / month
8 Kansas City , KS $128.02 / month
9 Andover , KS $127.27 / month
10 Gardner , KS $126.45 / month

Average Quotes by Top Companies

Rates can vary wildly from company to company. Here is a quick look at a few rates from some of the top car insurance companies in Kansas.

Compare Recent Car Insurance Quotes in Kansas

SmartFinancial helps thousands of drivers every day find and compare the best car insurance rates available. Here is a list of some recent quotes that we recently found for drivers in Kansas.

CompanyMonthly rateVehicle
Metlife $1352011 Cadillac Escalade
Liberty Mutual $812004 Ford Focus
Foremost Auto $1402005 Buick Lesabre
Foremost Auto $672000 Chevrolet Silverado
Mercury $892013 Buick Verano
General $612016 Mazda 6
General $482002 Chevrolet Tahoe
Safeco $1202016 Chrysler Town & Country
Safeco $1132014 Nissan Altima
Dairyland $1132019 Nissan Sentra
Liberty Mutual $1762015 Hyundai Sonata
Infinity $612009 Dodge Grand Caravan


The statistics listed on this page are from our own in house reporting. We track and record quotes that carriers have provided based on various criteria. The rates and averages shown on this page should only be used as an estimate.

Minimum Car Insurance Coverage in Kansas

Under Kansas state law, motorists have to carry at least $25,000 bodily injury coverage per person and $50,000 per accident, along with a minimum of $25,000 property damage coverage per accident. Also, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in the minimum amounts of $25,000 bodily injury coverage per person and $50,000 per accident is also mandatory.

There’s one other type of auto insurance coverage you’re required to carry in Kansas. It’s called personal injury protection (PIP), and you need at least $4,500 per person to cover medical expenses no matter who’s at fault for the accident.


Bodily injury coverage per person

Maximum payment for serious or permanent injury or death to a single person


Bodily injury coverage per accident

Maximum payment for serious or permanent injury or death to multiple people


Property damage per accident

Maximum payment for all damaged property in an accident caused by you

Lots of people choose to stick to the lowest level of coverage required by state law. But while it keeps the monthly premium down a little, those savings are easily wiped out by one accident that isn’t fully covered by the minimum protections. Taking on optional coverages is a smart way to protect your financial well-being. Read on for more about this topic.

Optional Coverage in Kansas

  • Collision
  • Comprehensive
  • Gap Coverage
  • Accident Forgiveness
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Custom Equipment
  • New Car Replacement
  • Loss of Use
  • Medical Benefits
  • Travel Expenses
  • Rental Car

Electing to pick up some of these optional coverages is a great way to achieve peace of mind. You know you’re protected against significant out-of-pocket costs associated with an array of accident circumstances and other problems that aren’t covered under the minimum coverage required by law.

Kansas Car Safety

Every driver in Kansas has to have car insurance. It’s just a fact of life. But should the worst happen, you’ll be thankful for the essential financial protection your coverage provides. Remember, no matter how defensively and responsibly you drive, there are always circumstances—and other drivers—beyond your control.

Auto insurance really does serve an important purpose. We don’t mean to sound pessimistic, but we all have to recognize that driving isn’t always safe.

In 2015, Kansas saw 355 people killed in 322 fatal traffic accidents. In addition to the 322 crashes involving fatalities, there were another 13,002 involving nonfatal injuries and 47,149 involving only property damage. That’s a total of 60,473 crashes that year, involving a total of 96,848 vehicles.

The top contributing factors to crashes in Kansas include inattentive drivers, animals in the roadway, failing to yield the right-of-way, tailgating, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Find lots more year-by-year data about accidents in the state on the Kansas Department of Transportation website.

Car Safety for Kansas Kids

Children 1 year of age and younger must be secured in a federally approved rear-facing car seat. When they’ve outgrown that as per the manufacturer’s weight and height limit, they switch to a forward-facing car seat. Follow the product instructions for proper use and keep your child in this seat until he or she reaches the stated size limit.

Once kids have outgrown their car seat, often around the age of 4, a belt-positioning booster seat is the next step. This is to remain in use until your child passes the manufacturer’s weight limit, which typically occurs around the age of 8. Children under 8 may only use the vehicle’s built-in seat belt system if they either weigh more than 80 pounds or are at least 4′ 9” tall.

Age is much less relevant than size in determining when a kid can safely discontinue use of a booster seat. The height of 4′ 9” is when a person can be properly secured by most standard vehicle restraint systems. Also remember, children are always safer in the back seat. All minors must wear a seatbelt at all times, even in the rear seat of a vehicle.

If a parent, guardian, or caretaker leaves a child unattended in a vehicle, they’re putting that child in harm’s way. Besides the risk of self-injury while playing around in the car, SUV, or truck, and the potential for being targeted by a stranger, hot vehicles are extremely dangerous.

The interior temperature rises quickly on a warm or hot day—and even on a temperate day if the auto’s parked in the sun. We’re talking as much as 30 degrees in a half hour or less. This holds true even if the windows are cracked. Young children (and animals) don’t regulate their body temperature well, nor are they able to recognize and escape the danger. This can lead to debilitating injury and death.

Like a slim majority of states, Kansas still doesn’t have a law specifically addressing the situation of a child left alone in a vehicle. However, all around the country, it’s becoming more common for adults to be prosecuted under child neglect or endangerment laws when a kid suffers harm from being left unsupervised in a vehicle; you can see how the language of Kansas’ child neglect laws and child endangerment laws make this possible.


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Driving Green in Kansas

The state doesn’t offer much in the way of green driving incentives to individuals. Environmentally conscious motorists in Kansas may still have some opportunities to save a little cash through their car insurance company or the IRS, though.


Alternative Fuel Tax Credit for Corporations

If you work at a C-corporation in Kansas that spends money on alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) or AFV fueling stations, you should look into the state’s alternative fuel tax credit. Click through for details about eligibility and credit amounts.


Eco-Friendly Auto Insurance Discounts

If you drive an economy, hybrid, or alternative fuel vehicle, your insurance provider might offer you a green driver discount. Also, low-mileage discounts are sometimes available to Kansas drivers through their carrier; if you limit your driving to limit your carbon footprint, ask about this possibility.


Federal Tax Credits for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

If you’ve recently purchased an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, you’re probably eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500; the credit amount depends on the vehicle’s battery capacity. A number of states offer a similar tax credit, but unfortunately Kansas isn’t one of them. Get more information and calculate your tax credit at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy website.

Kansas Car Insurance FAQ

Is my credit score a factor when obtaining car insurance in Kansas?

Insurance companies in Kansas do use your credit score as one factor in calculating how risky you are to insure. The lower your credit score, the greater a risk you’re considered to be. This yield higher rates.

Does Kansas offer a good-driver discount?

Drivers with clean records often qualify for discounts through their carriers. Ask if yours offers something along these lines. And while you’re at it, inquire about saving with other common auto insurance discounts, such as:

  • Accident-Free
  • Claims-Free
  • Teen Driver
  • Multi-Car
  • Distant Student
  • Alternative Fuel
  • Homeowner
  • Defensive Driver
  • Good Student
  • Anti-Lock Brake
  • Anti-Theft Device
  • Multiple Line
  • Passive Restraint
  • Vehicle Safety

Does Kansas allow the use of digital insurance cards?

Yes it does. Gone are the days of scrambling to dig through your overflowing glove box to find your printed insurance card! Assuming your carrier provides an official digital card—and almost all of them do these days—you can request one and show it on your electronic mobile device if you’re pulled over.

What happens if my coverage lapses?

You must have continuous car insurance coverage on any registered vehicle in Kansas. The state takes violations seriously. Lapsed coverage puts you at risk of fines of at least $300, up to 6 months in jail, and license suspension until you can show proof of coverage. This is just for a first offense, and assuming the circumstances under which you’re found to be uncovered aren’t serious (as they would be if you’ve caused an accident). Repeat offenses and more serious circumstances increase the penalties.

What are Kansas's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) percentage limits under the state's driving under the influence (DUI) laws?

It’s illegal to drive in Kansas at the following BAC percentages:

.08%+ at 21 years old or older
.04%+ for commercial vehicle drivers
.02%+ at under 21 years old

In Kansas, you face harsher DUI penalties if you’re not of the legal drinking age or if your BAC registers at 0.15% or higher.

What are the chemical test refusal penalties in Kansas?

You’re not allowed to refuse a breath, urine, or blood test to determine if you’re impaired by drugs or alcohol. The first time you refuse, your driver’s license will be suspended for 1 year and you’ll have to install an ignition interlock device for 2 years, and then there’s a $600 license reinstatement fee.

What are the consequences of being convicted of a DUI?

Various factors affect the penalties that follow a DUI conviction in Kansas. For example, if you cause an accident, if this isn’t your first DUI conviction, or if you have a child under 14 in the car during your infraction, the consequences become even more serious.

Here’s what you can expect with a first conviction with no other circumstances calling for increased penalties: either 48 hours of imprisonment or 100 hours of community service, compulsory completion of a drug and alcohol safety education course and/or treatment program, fines ranging from $500 to $1,000, additional administrative fees, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device.

Find more extensive details about the state’s DUI penalties in this PDF from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Does Kansas offer driver improvement courses to reduce my insurance premium?

Many Kansas car insurance companies extend discounts to customers who elect to take a state-approved defensive driving course. These are the same courses drivers take when they accumulate too many points on their license or to prevent having points assessed following certain traffic violations. Ask your carrier if this is available to you, and be sure to find an approved in-person or online class through your local DMV, municipality, or county.

Is there any way I can reduce the cost of my Kansas car insurance?

Sure, there are plenty of ways! We’ve already covered a number of possible discounts. Two other helpful tricks for getting lower rates are to pay upfront rather than in monthly installments and to take on a higher deductible. For long-term ways to cut your costs, maintain a high credit score and a clean driving record. But the most crucial thing is to be a diligent comparison shopper when selecting a new policy. Your savings over the course of a year can be huge if you shop around for the lowest quote!

What is uninsured motorist coverage and is it required in Kansas?

Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in the minimum amounts of $25,000 bodily injury per person and $50,000 bodily injury per accident is mandatory in Kansas. This covers you should you end up in an accident with another driver who doesn’t have any or adequate car insurance to pay for the injuries or damage they cause.

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