The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer is well equipped and can be cheap to buy, but it’s not quite as spacious, refined or efficient as its rivalsget the best price
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SRi VX-Line gets bigger wheels (unless you choose the 1.6 diesel), sportier bodystyling, a heated flat-bottom steering wheel, sat-nav and a 4.2in colour display in front of the driver.
There’s also a 1.6-litre petrol with 197bhp available with a manual or automatic engine. This really starts to push the list price up, but does add considerable punch to the Insignia. It pulls away quickly from the line, and with the automatic set-up, builds through revs smoothly with gear changes almost unnoticeable. What is noticeable, though, are the CO2 emissions, which higher than the smaller petrol unit and as such makes a big jump in company car tax costs for business users.
A vast boot, lots of high-tech equipment and a beautifully bui...