For The Vauxhall Insignia 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 rear headroom is tight and the dashboard layout confusing.
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The Vauxhall Insignia has some strong points, but overall it’s below par in an extremely competitive class.
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There are 8 Vauxhall Insignia versions available
Target Price team says:
Speccing your Insignia could take some time because there are dozens of versions to choose from.
The trim levels on the saloon include ES, Exclusiv, SRi, SE and Elite, but we’d recommend going for Tech Line, which is only available on the hatch back and Sports Tourer estate; it gives you lots of kit for a reasonable price.
There are also seven engine options on the saloon, including some low-CO2 Ecoflex units that make sense if you’re a company car driver.
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.