Blue Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport driving through city

Vauxhall Insignia review (2017-2022)

The Vauxhall Insignia offers a lot of space and equipment for your money, making it excellent value. It's very comfortable to travel in and most versions are fuel-efficient.


  • Lots of choice means there’s an Insignia for everyone
  • Great value for money in the used market
  • A comfortable ride on all roads


  • Not as premium as some rivals inside
  • Driving position not to all tastes
  • No hybrid option


“The Insignia is a firm favourite for its style, space and affordability.”

By Cazoo editorial team

The Vauxhall Insignia is a great all-rounder and a popular used buy. The version we're focusing on was sold new from 2017 to 2022 as a five-door hatchback and a five-door estate. It's worth noting that until a 2020 update the hatchback was called Insignia Grand Sport and the estate was called Insignia Sports Tourer.

There’s a wide range of engines and specification levels to choose from, and all versions are roomy and well equipped. The Insignia is great value, giving you lots of car for the money and sensible running costs.

What's the interior like?

“Lots of space and a high level of standard equipment.”

The interior ticks all the essential boxes when it comes to design, comfort and practicality. There’s a high level of standard equipment such as Bluetooth connectivity and air con and the seats are supportive.

There's lots of space for people inside and the hatchback model has a large boot, if not quite as large as that of some rivals. The estate version is longer than cars such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate and Volvo V90 and has a larger, 560-litre boot that’s big enough for a couple of large dogs to stretch out in. lt also has a wide, low boot opening that makes it easy to get your kit – or your dog – in and out.

What's it like to drive?

“Effortless and comfortable, it’s ideal if you spend a lot of time on the motorway.”

The Vauxhall Insignia is most at home on the motorway, where it cruises effortlessly, but it's a smooth, relaxing ride on any journey.

There's a wide choice of petrol or diesel engines, and even the least powerful options give decent acceleration.

Is it cost-efficient to buy and run?

“The Insignia matches its rivals on running costs and its diesel engines provide plenty of miles per tank.”

Vauxhall has kept the running costs similar to its main rival the Ford Mondeo, which means the Insignia is low cost to buy and run.

Most of the engines give great fuel economy, the exception being the most high-powered petrol models. There are no hybrid options.

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Which one is best for you?

You'll find lots of different versions of the Insignia for sale but since value for money is one of its key strengths we think the least expensive models are the best bet since they provide a lot of space for your money and all the features you really need.