Which 2.2-litre petrol car to replace our Vectra?

For many years my wife and I have been buying the Vauxhall 2.2-litre Vectra as we like its combination of size and power, we also like the fact that the economy of the petrol engine is surprisingly good. However this engine size does not seem to be available with the new Insignia model and, as we plan to buy another car this summer, can you advise an alternative at a similar price? We usually buy a 3-year-old car and my wife just hates diesels!

Asked on 30 March 2013 by WG, Dunstable

Answered by Honest John
The GM equivalent in the Insignia is probably the 1.6 160PS Turbo. The Ford equivalent is the 1.6 160PS Ecoboost or the 2.0 240PS Ecoboost. Alfa Romeo fitted a 2.2 non-turbo to the 159. But actually the closest match is probably the new Mazda 6 2.0 Skyactiv.
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