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Vauxhall Insignia (2017 to 2022)

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Vauxhall Insignia (2017 to 2022)

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    Summary


    The Vauxhall Insignia was a large family/executive car, available in both liftback (Insignia Grand Sport) and estate (Insignia Sports Tourer) body styles.

    The latest generation was introduced in 2017, with a higher-riding Country Tourer estate version added a few months later and the GSi performance model a few months after that. The Insignia is or has been sold in other countries as the Opel Insignia, Buick Regal and Holden Commodore.

    A facelifted arrived in UK showrooms in early 2020. As part of this upgrade, the slow-selling estate (Sports Tourer) and Country Tourer models were dropped from the range, leaving only the liftback models on sale.

    Now removed from sale, the Insignia holds an Expert Rating of 63% based on 58 UK reviews, which is a reasonable score compared to lower-priced vehicles but well behind the class-leading Volkswagen Passat.

    The Vauxhall Insignia has received particular praise for its comfort, interior space and value for money. However, it has been criticised for not matching the levels of quality or fuel economy on offer from several rivals.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Large liftback and estate
    Engines: petrol, diesel
    Price when new: From £20,045 on-road

    Launched: Summer 2017
    Last updated: Spring 2020
    Discontinued: Spring 2022


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: July 2017
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    Adult protection: 93%
    Child protection: 85%
    Vulnerable road users: 78%
    Safety assist: 69%

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    The Vauxhall Insignia has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. Given that the Insignia is now removed from sale, it’s unlikely to be assessed in the future.

    Reliability rating

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    The Vauxhall Insignia has a better-than-average reliability score, according to exclusive extended warranty data provided by our partners at MotorEasy. This score covers both this Insignia model range and the original (pre-2017) version.

    Over a quarter of all reported problems with the Insignia relate to its engine, with an average repair bill of nearly £900. The other area to look out for is the electrical system, which accounts for just over a fifth of repair claims. The average bill for these was under £400. Gearbox problems are the most expensive, but fortunately they appear to be relatively rare.

    If you’re looking at a used Vauxhall Insignia, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of these potential problem areas.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Vauxhall Insignia has received

    2022

    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Upper Medium Car

    2021

    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Upper Medium Car
    • Business Car Awards – Best Upper-Medium Car

    2020

    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Upper Medium Car

    2019

    • Professional Driver Awards – Best Private Hire Car
    • J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Awards – Most Dependable Midsize Car
    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Upper Medium Car

    2018

    • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best 4×4 (Insignia Country Tourer)
    • Auto Express Awards – Best Family Car
    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Upper Medium Car
    • Carbuyer Best Car Awards – Best Large Family Car
    • 4×4 Magazine Awards – Best Crossover Estate

    2017

    • Carbuyer Best Car Awards – Best Large Family Car

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    Vauxhall Insignia (2017 to 2022)The Vauxhall Insignia received broadly positive media reviews in the UK, but lagged well behind the best in its class.