Used Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2008 - 2017 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

2008 - 2017 review
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (08 - 17)
  • Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (08 - 17)
  • Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (08 - 17)
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What's the used Vauxhall Insignia estate like?

Vauxhall isn't known for building elegant estates, but the Insignia Touring certainly looks handsome when compared with the Vectra it replaced.

It's substantially bigger than the Vectra, both in width and length. This translates to decent cabin space and a 520-litre boot with the back seats in place, and 1460 with them folded down. However, the boot is disappointing for such a big car; it's too shallow and awkward to load because of the big bumper.

The dashboard is logically arranged and most drivers should be able to get comfortable. Rear visibility isn't stunning, thanks to thick door pillars.

The Insignia is smooth and stable at high speeds, however, the steering is too light and imprecise. There's also too much wind noise, especially at higher speeds, and road noise can become intrusive. If that wasn't enough, the diesel engines are a little noisy, too.