We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

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.

What Car? readers say

2.8

Continue to full review »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Buying a car? Need Help?

Get in touch
Read in full

The full Vauxhall Insignia review


There are 71 Vauxhall Insignia versions available

Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Design S/S 5dr £18,829
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 Design 5dr £19,404
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Design Nav 5dr £19,679
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Design 5dr £20,244
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 Design Nav 5dr £20,254
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Design 5dr £20,494
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SE S/S 5dr £20,629
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi S/S 5dr £20,629
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Design 5dr £20,854
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Design Nav 5dr £21,094
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi 5dr £21,204
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Design Nav 5dr £21,344
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi Nav 5dr £21,479
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Tech Line S/S 5dr £21,479
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Design Nav 5dr £21,704
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line S/S 5dr £21,849
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SE 5dr £22,044
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi 5dr £22,044
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi Nav 5dr £22,054
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Energy S/S 5dr £22,284
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SE 5dr £22,294
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi 5dr £22,294
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line 5dr £22,424
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SE 5dr £22,654
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi 5dr £22,654
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £22,704
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 Energy 5dr £22,859
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi Nav 5dr £22,894
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Tech Line 5dr £22,894
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Elite S/S 5dr £23,009
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Nav 5dr £23,144
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line 5dr £23,144
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line 5dr £23,264
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £23,274
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Limited Edition S/S 5dr £23,384
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line 5dr £23,504
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav 5dr £23,504
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line 5dr £23,514
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Energy 5dr £23,699
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line S/S 5dr £23,749
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.4T 140 Elite Nav 5dr £23,859
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line 5dr £23,874
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Energy 5dr £23,949
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,114
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.6T 170 Elite S/S 5dr £24,279
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Energy 5dr £24,309
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,364
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Elite 5dr £24,424
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,599
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Elite 5dr £24,674
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line Nav 5dr £24,724
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Limited Edition 5dr £24,799
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 Elite S/S 5dr £24,909
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite 5dr £25,034
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Limited Edition 5dr £25,049
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 1.6T 170 Elite Nav 5dr £25,129
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 120 Elite Nav 5dr £25,274
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Country 4x4 5dr £25,354
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Limited Edition 5dr £25,409
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 140 Elite Nav 5dr £25,524
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0T 250 Elite Nav 5dr £25,759
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite Nav 5dr £25,884
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi 5dr £26,114
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 163 Country Nav 4x4 5dr £26,504
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi VX-L 5dr £27,334
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbSRiVX-Ln Nav 5dr £28,184
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite aut 5dr £28,679
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi195BiTurbEliteNav auto 5dr £29,529
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTbo Country 4x4 5dr £29,714
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi 195BiTboCountryNav4x4 5dr £30,864
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Sports Tourer 2.8T VXR SuperSport 5dr £31,069
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
Post a reader review for your car View all reader reviews

Insignia rivals

Insignia used car reviews

Share on Facebook

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

Read the definitive Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer review from the expert What Car? team. Check specs, prices and compare with similar cars.

Share

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014