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For The Insignia Sports Tourer looks stylish and has a classy cabin, plus it’s a composed motorway cruiser.

Against The rough diesel engines and vague steering compromise the drive, while the boot is shallow and the dashboard layout confusing.

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer
22 5stars

The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has some strong points, but overall it’s below par in an extremely competitive class.

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There are 71 Vauxhall Insignia versions available

Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Design S/S 5dr £18,629
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 Design 5dr £19,209
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.45+T 140 Design Nav 5dr £19,479
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Design 5dr £20,049
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 Design Nav 5dr £20,059
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Design 5dr £20,299
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SE S/S 5dr £20,429
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi S/S 5dr £20,429
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Design 5dr £20,659
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Design Nav 5dr £20,899
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi 5dr £21,009
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Design Nav 5dr £21,149
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi Nav 5dr £21,279
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Tech Line S/S 5dr £21,279
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Design Nav 5dr £21,509
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line S/S 5dr £21,649
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SE 5dr £21,849
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi 5dr £21,849
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi Nav 5dr £21,859
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SE 5dr £22,099
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi 5dr £22,099
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line 5dr £22,229
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Energy S/S 5dr £22,279
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SE 5dr £22,459
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi 5dr £22,459
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £22,504
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi Nav 5dr £22,699
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Tech Line 5dr £22,699
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Elite S/S 5dr £22,809
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 Energy 5dr £22,859
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Nav 5dr £22,949
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line 5dr £22,949
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line 5dr £23,069
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £23,079
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line 5dr £23,309
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav 5dr £23,309
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line 5dr £23,319
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Limited Edition S/S 5dr £23,379
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line S/S 5dr £23,549
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Elite Nav 5dr £23,659
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line 5dr £23,679
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Energy 5dr £23,699
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £23,919
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Energy 5dr £23,949
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.6T 170 Elite S/S 5dr £24,079
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,169
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Elite 5dr £24,229
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Energy 5dr £24,309
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,399
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Elite 5dr £24,479
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,529
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 Elite S/S 5dr £24,709
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Limited Edition 5dr £24,799
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite 5dr £24,839
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.6T 170 Elite Nav 5dr £24,929
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Limited Edition 5dr £25,049
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Elite Nav 5dr £25,079
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Elite Nav 5dr £25,329
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Country 4x4 5dr £25,349
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Limited Edition 5dr £25,409
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 Elite Nav 5dr £25,559
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite Nav 5dr £25,689
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi 5dr £25,919
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Country Nav 4x4 5dr £26,499
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi VX-L 5dr £27,139
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbSRiVX-Ln Nav 5dr £27,989
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite aut 5dr £28,479
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi195BiTurbEliteNav auto 5dr £29,329
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTbo Country 4x4 5dr £29,709
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195BiTboCountryNav4x4 5dr £30,859
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.8T VXR SuperSport 5dr £31,049
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Speccing your Insignia could take some time because there are dozens of versions to choose from.

The trim levels include ES, Exclusiv, SRi, SE and Elite, but we’d recommend Tech Line; it’s the only one that gives you lots of kit for a reasonable price.

There are also nine engine options, including some low-CO2 Ecoflex units that make sense if you’re a company car driver. Vauxhall even offers four-wheel-drive models, although these are hideously expensive.

The Insignia looks great, has a nicely trimmed cabin and offers premium-car features, such as adaptive damping, nine-pattern automatic headlamp beam adjustment and speed limit recognition and display.

Ultimately, though, it's more about motorway comfort and stability than country-lane precision. The Mondeo can do both and is more refined and spacious.

Reader test team says:

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 160 eFLEX SE Nav S/S 5dr

Got this car as a courtesy car while my Civic was in the body shop. Car is very heavy and underpowered for its size. The name EcoFlex is a give away,…

Duncan Spokes

2 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 160 ecoFLEX SE 5dr

Great car, wonderful comfort, superb interior, fantastic handling & quiet diesel (latest mods) reliable. 9k and no problems whatsoever.

Michael Volans

4 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 1.4T SRi Nav S/S 5dr

I am surprised that What Car's rating of Insignia Sports Tourer are so low. I recently purchased a new 1.4T SRi Nav with Heated Leather seats plus…

Mike Thompson

5 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 160 SRi 5dr

Had this car for a week as a courtesy car and can honestly say I can't understand why anyone would both buying it when they could have the…

J Phillips-Powell

1 out of 5 stars
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