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Vauxhall Insignia hatchback (2008-2017) - Practicality & boot space

The Vauxhall Insignia has a big boot and a practical cabin

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The Vauxhall Insignia hatchback is a big, practical car, but if you’re seeking even more space, take a look at the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer estate – which is vast.

Vauxhall Insignia interior space & storage

All Insignias have useful storage spaces dotted around the cabin – for everything from sunglasses to maps – including a lidded compartment between the front seats, a large glovebox and practical door bins. As previously mentioned, taller rear seat passengers may wish for a little more headroom but, other than that, the Insignia is spacious and comfortable inside.

Boot space

The Vauxhall Insignia can't match the Skoda Superb's huge interior, but it's still a very spacious car. With the rear seats up, the boot can hold a decent 530 litres of luggage, which expands to 1,470 litres with the back seats down. The Insignia’s large boot opening also means that loading large items is straightforward (although the boot floor isn’t completely flat) but the floor area is a usefully squarer shape than in some of its rivals.

Towing

The Vauxhall Insignia’s outright towing capacity varies considerably depending on which engine you choose. The 1.4-litre petrol, for instance, only has the capacity to pull a 1,250kg braked trailer, whereas the diesels have a 1,800kg limit, the same as the 2.0-litre petrol. The VXR Supersport can pull up to 1,600kg.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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