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Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport (2017–)

Last updated 28 May 2019

Represents very good value for money. Big boot and generous amount of rear legroom. Diesels are very economical while the 1.5 Turbo petrol is very good.
Interior material quality isn't great. Pretty dull to drive. 1.6-litre 200PS petrol is very thirsty and not particularly quick.
Updated 9 October 2018

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The Vauxhall Insignia is a favourite with company car drivers - but it also offers a great deal to private buyers looking for something that isn't a crossover SUV, offers excellent value for money and has lots of interior space.

Compared to similar family cars - such as the Skoda Superb and Ford Mondeo - it's very competitively priced. The entry-level model is around £20,000 and that gets you a very comfortable, spacious and reasonably well-equipped car. 

In fact even at that money you're getting air conditioning, cruise control, a seven-inch colour touchscreen, electric mirrors, DAB radio, Bluetooth and features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The other thing the Insignia Grand Sport majors in is space. It's not far off five metres long and bigger than the aforementioned Superb. This means it has acres of space in the back, a huge boot and is extremely comfortable too. If you're looking for a great value car to sit on the motorway with minimal fuss, this is it.

The entry-level 1.5-litre Turbo engine is a good one too - it has enough get up and go for everyday driving and is reasonably economical. There is a 200PS 1.6-litre petrol, but it's rather thirsty and not as quick as you'd expect.

Along with turbocharged petrols, there are of course diesel engines, with the 1.6 CDTi being a popular choice. Understandably so - it'll return up to 57.6mpg under real-world economy tests. 

No matter which engine you choose, it's not particularly engaging to drive, but it's an easy car to get on with thanks to excellent seats and a simple cabin layout. It might not feel as premium as the Skoda Superb or Mazda 6, but it still represents a lot of family car for the money.

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 1.6 TurboD 110PS 2017 Road Test

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport GSI 2018 Road Test

Owners' reviews

Good all rounder
Had the car for 26 days of which for 16 days it has been in the Vauxhall dealership for repair
List Price from £19,945
Buy new from £17,473
Contract hire from £233.45 per month

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