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.
The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has some strong points, but overall it’s below par in an extremely competitive class.
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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.
Great car, wonderful comfort, superb interior, fantastic handling & quiet diesel (latest mods) reliable. 9k and no problems whatsoever.
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…
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…
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.