What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For Good motorway cruiser; build quality; availability

Against Not the most refined; roofline reduces headroom

Verdict Big and bold, but the Insignia isn’t the best you can buy

Go for… 2.0 CDTi SRi

Avoid… 2.8T V6 4x4 Elite Nav

Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback
  • 1. The Insignia shed the slightly stodgy image of its predecessor, the Vectra, to deliver a smarter, more professional offering from Vauxhall
  • 2. The Insignia is smooth and stable at high speeds, but the steering is light and vague. It doesn’t score well for refinement, either, with noticeable road- and wind noise.
  • 3. Of the two 2.0-litre diesels, we prefer the 158bhp version over the 128bhp engine.
  • 4. Apart from the entry-level S spec, all Insignias get climate control, stability control and cruise control
  • 5. Electrical problems are the most common complaint, with numerous faults
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