Vauxhall Insignia information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the hatchback, estate and VXR. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Insignia car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.
A mainstay of company fleets up and down the land, the Insignia is the weapon of choice for countless reps and motorway warriors. It’s still looking smart and was much-improved all round following a 2013 facelift and general overhaul. Choose from five-door hatch, Sports Tourer estate and crossover-y Country Tourer, plus the genuinely rapid VXR version. For more information, click on our further stories on the links below.
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The Insignia is a much more well-rounded car following a minor facelift and series of updates in 2013. The interior’s no longer strewn with plastic buttons and now gets a spanking new multimedia system that’s really quite intuitive once you’re used to it. The engine range was freshened up to, with some impressive low-CO2, high-mpg diesels added to the mix. Bear in mind the estate’s not quite as capacious as you might hope, partly due to a rounded tailgate opening that obstructs loading boxier items. The jacked-up, part-time four-wheel-drive Country Tourer version is a surprisingly convincing package. Hot VXR version is four-wheel-drive too; it’s epically fast and very capable but feels numb.
The one we’d buy
2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX – the 99g/km one for cheap tax
The one we’d avoid like the plague
The saloon version – it’s less practical than the hatch. Vauxhall’s now dropped it from the line-up
Rivals to consider
Audi A4, BMW 3-series, Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6, Mercedes C-class, VW Passat
2013 update has quietly turned the Insignia into a very convincing package. Comfy, practical, efficient and chockfull of kit
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