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Car Review

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer review

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Published: 13 Jan 2015
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Roomier and better than the hatch, but rivals are better still. Facelift gives it a helping hand

Good stuff

A big, flexible boot and those unexpectedly attractive lines

Bad stuff

Still not as good to drive as the Ford Mondeo

Overview

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. 

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Our choice from the range

What's the verdict?

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

The Rivals

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