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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.

Vauxhall Insignia Saloon
22 5stars

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

Saloon 2.0 CDTi 130 Design 4dr £18,104
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 CDTi 163 Design 4dr £19,554
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 CDTi 163 SE 4dr £21,354
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi 4dr £21,354
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav 4dr £22,204
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite 4dr £23,734
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 CDTi163 eFLEX EliteNav S/S 4dr £24,389
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.8T VXR SuperSport 4dr £29,769
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 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.

Reader test team says:

Vauxhall Insignia Saloon 2.0 CDTi 160 SRi Nav 4dr

Just got the 2.0 cdti sri nav and covered my first 250 miles. The car was replacing a 2008 Mondeo so an interesting comparison as I'm sure if your…

kevin adair

3 out of 5 stars
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