For This model pulls strongly from low revs, and its CO2 emissions are reasonable.
Against The engine is noisy and produces a lot of vibration, while the Ecoflex version of this Insignia is cleaner and more efficient.
Vauxhall’s 160 diesel engine strikes a good balance between performance and affordability, but the Ecoflex version makes a better company car, particularly in Tech Line trim.
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.
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Really like the car so far, only one problem I have encountered is a blind spot , I nearly had a bad prang because of it. The rear window is small and…
I have owned this car for 18 months and wish I never bothered. In heavy rainfall the back doors leak,cruise control works intermittent, back brake…
Vauxhall’s 160 diesel engine strikes a good balance between performance and affordability, but the Ecoflex version makes a better company car, and we’d opt for Tech Line trim rather than Exclusiv.