You can really tell the Insignia has grown when sitting up front. There’s loads of space for two adults to sit side by side without fear of touching each other and the seats go back enough for the longest legged of drivers. Head room won’t be a problem either as the seats can be made to go quite low.
Storage is good, too. The front doors have generously sized pockets that can take a small bottle of water and plenty of other bits and pieces and there’s a spacious cubby under the centre armrest. In front of that is a pair of cupholders and another lidded cubby with enough space for a smartphone.
Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport rear space
While there’s plenty of room up front, the back seats are a bit of a mixed bag. We doubt anyone will be complaining about the amount of leg room, because even our six-feet-tall testers found their knees nowhere near the back of the front seat with a similar sized adult up front. More of a problem is head room: the roof curves down at the back of the car, so taller people may find their head uncomfortably close to the roof.
There’s also a large hump in the floor, which could prove troublesome for a centre-seat passenger. The rear door pockets are much smaller than those up front and only Tech Line models and above get rear USB ports as standard, though.
Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport seating flexibility
There’s nothing clever about the Insignia’s seats, the rears have a typical 60/40 split and there are no boot mounted handles to help fold them. With them down, there is a step up to the seat backs from the boot floor and no variable floor to help get rid of it.
Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport boot space
The Insignia’s boot is certainly big enough for a couple of bags of golf clubs or a big pushchair, but it lags behind the class best. The Mondeo and Passat beat it comfortably while the Superb is over 100-litres larger.