2019 Vauxhall Insignia SRi Vx Line Nav 1.5T petrol from UK and Ireland
Climate control has a mind of its own.
Rattle from front suspension - will have it checked soon.
Insignia "Grand Sport" is a fantastic car for the money. Very high quality premium feel at Vauxhall prices!
Great looking in dark metallic red. Rare color - most are black or silver. Exterior styling on the SRi with Vx Line adds nicer alloy wheels and a subtle body-kit. When it's washed and waxed there really is nothing like it. The car would turn heads if it were not so common. Very low sporty look, like it is planted on the road.
Good to drive - very sharp handling. 1.5 turbo petrol unit is surprisingly powerful and still can manage 40 mpg with the auto box. Does drop to 34 - 36 around town and shorter drives. But still a fast economical car for its size, weight, engine and transmission setup.
Interior comfort is where this car shines best. Black/grey half leather. Seats are amazingly comfortable. Driving position is perfect. If I am being really picky it is annoying that I have to keep turning off start/stop and lane assist as I find them annoying. Rear passenger headroom also leaves a lot to be desired. But these are all small points. Boot space is massive.
Not quite as quiet on the move as you may think, but certainly not any intrusive noise. And the petrol engine is certainly more quiet than diesel.
I think they stopped making the Insignia last year. That will be a mistake - cars like this (large family/executive cars) have long term loyal buyers who are not taken with the current silly trend of crossovers and hybrids/electric. I plan to keep this car for many years, it will get all the servicing it needs to keep it going.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2024