Does The 2019 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Deliver Better Value-For-Money Than Its Rivals?

European buyers in the market for a good value non-premium midsize family car have a lot of good options to choose from.

Back in 2017, the Insignia was the third best-selling car in its class, trailing only the Skoda Superb and the VW Passat, and ahead of the Ford Mondeo, Renault Talisman, Toyota Avensis, Mazda6 and the previous-gen Peugeot 508.

While the Peugeot is sure to make a run for the segment crown in its latest incarnation, the Insignia’s popularity is unlikely to plummet, at least not to the point where it would lose too much ground to its current rivals.

Some of the reasons why so many European buyers like this car include the fact that it offers very solid value for money, it’s good to drive and it’s very comfortable, something Carwow points out in their review of the 2019 Grand Sport model.

Positives include the car’s rear leg room, trunk dimensions and light steering feel around town. As for the negatives, the visibility and rear headroom for taller passengers could be better and 2.0-liter diesel engine has a loud rattle.

Overall though, the Insignia Grand Sport deserves to be on your shortlist if you’re out for a family car. You might, however, try to get the best deal possible, seen as how there are newer alternatives in the market.


  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    It’s a car that does everything pretty well. It is a much better value proposition than many of the lifestyle suvs that the market is awash with.
    Notice how he doesn’t like sitting in it and would much rather be perched on top. He’s got the suv seating position blues!

    • Perry F. Bruns

      All SUVs are lifestyle SUVs.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        I couldn’t possibly comment.

      • J. P.

        True, it just depends on the particular lifestyle of the customer/driver

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Isn’t the Insignia also basically a Peugeot now?

    • Finkployd

      well it is, but also this isn’t

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Well, in name. The actual vehicle structure and engines are still GM remnants.

  • Cobrajet

    For anyone Australian here who still doesn’t get it. This is why this is not a real Commodore.

  • Miknik

    The most hilarious aspect of this review is that this loaded Insignia test car was 5.000 GBP cheaper than the 3 cylinder hard plastic celebration Audi A1 he tested a week before.

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