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2017 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer review - verdict

The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has plenty of space for passengers, but rivals have bigger boots and are more relaxed cruisers

Words By Alan Taylor-Jones

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2017 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 1.6 Turbo D review

Given that you can buy a mid-spec SRi with a generous list of standard equipment for a little over Β£23,000, it’s hard to ignore the Insignia Sports Tourer's keen pricing versus its rivals. It might not be as big as some of them inside, but it’s still a very practical choice that has plenty of room for passengers and their luggage.

Even so, we’d recommend driving the Insignia on a varied route before you pull the trigger. While it’s often a comfortable companion, rivals such as the Superb are comfier across more situtaions, quieter at a cruise and more fun to drive. Furthermore, those buying on finance may find that the Superb's likely-better residual values mean it and the Insignia's monthly repayments are closer than expected.

What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5

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2017 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 1.6 Turbo D SRi

Price Β£22,445

Engine 4cyl, 1598cc, diesel

Power 134bhp at 3500-4000rpm

Torque 236lb ft at 2000-2250rpm

Gearbox 6-spd manual

0-62mph 9.9sec

Top speed 131mph

Official economy 62.8mpg

CO2, tax band 119g/km, 25%

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