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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 67 Vauxhall Insignia versions available

Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Design S/S 5dr £18,884
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 Design 5dr £19,544
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Design Nav 5dr £19,734
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Design 5dr £20,384
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 Design Nav 5dr £20,394
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Design 5dr £20,634
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SE S/S 5dr £20,684
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi S/S 5dr £20,684
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Design 5dr £20,994
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Design Nav 5dr £21,234
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi 5dr £21,344
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Design Nav 5dr £21,484
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi Nav 5dr £21,534
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Tech Line S/S 5dr £21,534
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Design Nav 5dr £21,844
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line S/S 5dr £21,904
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SE 5dr £22,184
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi 5dr £22,184
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi Nav 5dr £22,194
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Energy S/S 5dr £22,339
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SE 5dr £22,434
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi 5dr £22,434
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line 5dr £22,564
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £22,759
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SE 5dr £22,794
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi 5dr £22,794
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 Energy 5dr £22,914
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi Nav 5dr £23,034
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Tech Line 5dr £23,034
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Elite S/S 5dr £23,064
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Nav 5dr £23,284
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line 5dr £23,284
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line 5dr £23,404
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £23,414
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line 5dr £23,644
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav 5dr £23,644
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line 5dr £23,654
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Energy 5dr £23,754
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line S/S 5dr £23,804
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Elite Nav 5dr £23,914
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Energy 5dr £24,004
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line 5dr £24,014
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,254
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.6T 170 Elite S/S 5dr £24,334
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Energy 5dr £24,364
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,504
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Elite 5dr £24,564
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,654
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Elite 5dr £24,814
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,864
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 Elite S/S 5dr £24,964
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite 5dr £25,174
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.6T 170 Elite Nav 5dr £25,184
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Elite Nav 5dr £25,414
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Country 4x4 5dr £25,494
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Elite Nav 5dr £25,664
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 Elite Nav 5dr £25,814
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite Nav 5dr £26,024
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi 5dr £26,254
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Country Nav 4x4 5dr £26,644
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi VX-L 5dr £27,474
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbSRiVX-Ln Nav 5dr £28,324
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite aut 5dr £28,819
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi195BiTurbEliteNav auto 5dr £29,669
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTbo Country 4x4 5dr £29,854
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195BiTboCountryNav4x4 5dr £31,004
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.8T VXR SuperSport 5dr £31,124
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 SE 5dr

My 06 plate Vectra SRi CDTi 150 estate went in for repair, so i got the 12 Plate Insignia SE CDTi 160 tourer for a 8 day hire. The Good...better…

D J Kelly

2 out of 5 stars

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
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