If you’re in need of a large family car with a good standard kit, then the Vauxhall Insignia might be the car you’re looking for. The following Vauxhall Insignia Review can help you to decide whether or not this is the right car for you:
The Insignia is extremely spacious, comfortable and a great motorway cruiser. Although it isn’t as sleek as some of its competitors, most notably the Volkswagen Passat, where the Insignia does win is on price. Starting at around £200 a month with a car finance agreement through Red Potato, the car is more affordable than some of its main competitors, including the BMW 3 series and the Audi A4.
Here we have put together a full review of the Vauxhall Insignia to help you decide if it’s the right car for you:
Vauxhall Insignia Review Summary:
- Practical and comfortable
- Affordable monthly finance (through Red Potato)
- Good standard equipment on every edition
- Low resale value
- Lets in quite a bit of road noise, particularly the diesel models
- Slim rear windows can reduce road visibility
As you might expect, the most economical of the Insignia models are the diesel engines. The 1.6 litre diesel engine produces just 109/km of CO2 and can reach up to 68.9mpg (car buyer.co.uk). This is ideal if you regularly drive long journeys, especially on the motorway.
The Insignia is also very well priced for what it offers, with finance options starting at around £200 per month through Red Potato. This makes the car more affordable than many of its competitors, including the Peugeot 508, and Ford Mondeo.
Although the Insignia is a good car to drive, especially on motorways, it does fall behind some rivals when it comes to overall driving experience. In comparison to its main competition the Ford Mondeo, the Insignia’s handling feels quite stiff and less confident on country roads and back roads.
On the other hand, it does feel much calmer and stable when at high speeds on the motorway where the car is most suited to.
With plenty of space for passengers and luggage, the Insignia is an extremely practical car. The boot can hold a decent 530 litres, expanding to 1,470 when the back seats are down. The size of the car makes it ideal for families who need the extra space for long journeys. Many people also choose to have these as a company car as they perform well on motorways.
However, if you’re looking for something with even more room then the Skoda Superb might be a more suitable option.
The Insignia is a sophisticated, smart looking car both on the inside and out. The interior is well finished with a high sense of quality. Added extras in some of the vehicles we have available can include cruise control, parking sensors and sat navs.
While the car is roomy with plenty of space for luggage and passengers, the sloped roof creates reduced head space in the back seats. Tall passengers might find this particularly uncomfortable, especially on long car journeys.
Safety and reliability
The Vauxhall Insignia received the maximum 5-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests, proving to be a very safe vehicle. However, this hasn’t been tested since 2009. The car also has six airbags, two ISOFIX child-seat mounts and electronic stability control as standard.
Other models in the Insignia range include the 4 wheel drive Country Tourer, the Sports Tourer and the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport.
Representative APR 29.9%