Price £18,040 - £34,380
The Insignia hatchback offers a fine blend of good looks and performance. It's an upmarket offering too, with a classy cabin and a smooth ride that's been designed by Vauxhall to match executive cars like the BMW 3 Series. It's relatively practical, with a comfortable seating position and generous boot, but space in the back is limited, with headroom in particular in short supply.
Price £20,240 - £35,810
Sports Tourer is Vauxhall's fancy name for the Insignia estate. Like the saloon and hatchback versions, it sacrifices some outright practicality in order to look sporty. Its relatively low roofline and sloping rear hatch mean it's not quite as big as the Ford Mondeo for rear occupant or cargo space. However, the boot opening is wide and there's a good, oblong loading space. The engine and trim range is wide, including economical diesels.
Price £21,415 - £32,480
The Insignia is much better than the Vectra it replaced, with styling that makes it look more like a sporty coupe than a four-door family car. It offers plenty of space up front, although the sloping roofline means rear headroom is tight for taller adults. Its main rival is the Ford Mondeo, and it's priced to match. A huge range of trim levels and engines are available, with diesel versions offering good fuel economy.
Looking to compete with more premium branded rivals the Insignia VXR is Vauxhall's entrant into the large, sports saloon segment currently dominated by Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Offering the same practical four-door, five-seater layout as the rest of the Insignia range, the performance orientated VXR houses a 2.8-litre V6 engine that packs 321bhp. Unlike previous VXR saloons, the latest Insignia has handling to match the straight line pace thanks to a sophisticated four-wheel drive system and very well judged suspension settings.
Gunning for buyers of the Audi S4 Avant, BMW 5 Series and Skoda Superb V6 Estate, the top of the range Vauxhall Insignia VXR Sports Tourer is a spacious estate car that packs a serious punch. The highly powerful 2.8-litre V6 engine produces 321bhp which is transfered to the road through a sophisticated four-wheel drive system. Performance is very impressive for such a big car, but owners will pay the price at the fuel pumps as the engine is quite thirsty and running costs are high. Nevertheless, the sporty but subtle body hides a classy interior that features 540 litres of luggage space and comfortable seating for five people.