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Review: Vauxhall Insignia

March 27, 2015

While it’s not the only option for a company car, the Vauxhall Insignia is a popular and perfectly understandable choice. Despite competition from the Ford Mondeo and the Mazda 6, this feat of British auto-engineering is determined to put forward its case. In today’s Vauxhall Insignia review, we’ll look at why this roomy ride is ideal for long journeys and tell you how you can get your hands on one of your own. Let’s get stuck in.


This reliable hatchback is yet to make great waves with its design, but it does have plenty to offer. If you’re looking for a family or company car, the Insignia is a great choice. The cabin has plenty of space, making it more than suitable for days out with the kids – and the low load lip in the boot makes it ideal for anyone who’ll need to cart around a lot of luggage on a regular basis. The Insignia is known for being dependable rather than daring – but the car’s welcome facelift has undoubtedly given it an aesthetic edge.

Performance & Handling

When it comes to performance, the range of Vauxhall Insignia specs available is impressive. The entry-level 1.4 litre petrol engine boasts 138 bhp, returning 54.3 mpg with CO2 emissions of 123 g/km. If you’re looking for stunning performance, the top of the range VXR packs a punch in the form of a huge 321 bhp.

If you want to combine power and economy, the 118 bhp 2.0 litre CDTi diesel returns a massive 76.3 mpg and CO2 emissions are an eco-friendly 98 g/km, meaning you’ll be exempt from road tax. Or for a touch more power, the 138bhp 2.0 litre diesel is an attractive option and a popular choice with many buyers. While the Insignia is comfortable at any speed, it’s much more at home on the open road – as around town, it can be a little noisy. And if you’re looking for maximum control, the top spec 18 inch alloys are the ones you want.


While equipment in the Insignia has been updated to include a touchscreen infotainment system, other features remain similar to previous models. The entry-level comes with Bluetooth, cruise control and back adjustments for the driver’s seat, but you’ll have to splash the cash if you want to upgrade to parking sensors.

Vauxhall Insignia Finance

At £16,534, this reliable British motor is cheaper to buy, run and insure than ever before. If our review has secured your interest but you don’t have the cash to secure the car, the Car Loan Warehouse can help. Whether it’s a used or brand new Vauxhall Insignia you’re after, we can offer flexible lending with payments that suit you. Check out our Vauxhall Insignia finance options to find out more – or use our car finance calculator for an instant quote.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.