The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
Even entry-level SE Nav trim has a pretty comfortable driver’s seat, with a decent range of adjustments that includes lumbar and seat-squab tilt for better thigh support. SRi VX-Line models and above get electric adjustment and even a massage function. These seats are particularly good at keeping you comfy on long journeys.
The gearlever is well placed, but those with daintier hands may find the gear knob a little too big and oddly shaped to comfortably grasp. Similarly, the way the instrument stalks stick up at a jaunty angle rather than sitting horizontally takes some getting used to.
All models get bright LED headlights, and the three upper trims have very effective adaptive versions that can illuminate more of the road without dazzling other drivers. It’s also worth pointing out that a rear wiper is a free optional extra.
Sat nav and infotainment
All Vauxhall Insignia models have a colour touchscreen with built-in navigation as standard – 7.0in on SE Nav and SRi Nav or 8.0in in higher trims. The 7.0in system is rather small by modern standards and its graphics are not the sharpest. It's responsive to commands and the sat-nav and menus are easy enough to use, but it can take a while to get used to the icons.