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Vauxhall Insignia

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Summary


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

The current generation model 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.

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As of September 2021, the Insignia has an Expert Rating of 62% based on 55 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: From £20,045 on-road

Launched: Summer 2017
Last updated: Spring 2020
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: July 2017

93%

ADULT OCCUPANT

85%

CHILD OCCUPANT

78%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

69%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Vauxhall Insignia has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

Given that the Insignia is now an old car, it’s unlikely to assessed before the end of its production cycle.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Vauxhall Insignia has received

2021

  • Company Car Today CCT100 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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