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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Vauxhall Insignia

Overall verdict
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.


For a boring, three-box saloon, it's very, very good


It's as boring as a three-box saloon ever was


What is it?

The Insignia is now a familiar sight on UK roads, offering a sleek and good looking alternative to that other staple of the sub-premium fleet-friendly sector, Ford’s Mondeo. Most are sold with a 2.0-litre diesel: for this reason, the new company car idol could be the fancy BiTurbo model. 

Facelifted for 2014 - the new Insignia looks neater, has better engines, drives more crisply and brings some much-needed interior improvements to reduce blind-button confsion. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.8T V6 4X4 VXR SuperSport Nav 5dr
6.0s 244g/km 26.6 325 £30,504
The cheapest
1.8i VVT Design 5dr
11.5s 169g/km 38.7 140 £17,644
The greenest
1.6 CDTi ecoFLEX Design 5dr [Start Stop]
10.9s 109g/km 68.9 136 £20,529
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