You know Flo. She’s the white-aproned pitchwoman with the goofy charm who says that you can save more than $500 by switching to Progressive car insurance. Or you might get other discounts by bundling your insurance together or by naming your own price to fit your budget.


You might reasonably conclude from the ads that you’re in for some pretty sweet savings. But Consumer Reports compared what five national insurers would charge sample adult drivers in states where they are all market leaders. And we found that Progressive was actually the second most expensive, on average, with an annual premium that was $597 higher than the lowest, from USAA.

Say it ain’t so, Flo!

What’s the big secret?

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