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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

Overall verdict
The Insignia Sports Tourer is a solid effort, handsome and well mannered too.


A big, flexible boot and those unexpectedly attractive lines


Still not as good to drive as the Ford Mondeo


What is it?

The Insignia is a decent all-rounder, and the Sports Tourer is an improvement on the hatch, which is compromised by that raking roofline. There’s more space in the back here, and of course you get the advantage of a bigger boot. It’s not that big, however, and the Insignia still doesn’t drive as well as the best cars in this class.

Vauxhall has worked hard on improving things, though. The smart facelift for 2014 brings revised looks, better engines and a tweaked drive. There’s also now an Allroad-style Country Tourer with raised ride-height and four-wheel drive. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.6T [200] Elite Nav 5dr
7.4s 151g/km 42.8 200 £29,330
The cheapest
1.5T Design 5dr
9.6s 131g/km 49.6 140 £21,240
The greenest
1.6 CDTi Design 5dr
10.9s 121g/km 61.4 110 £21,580
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