Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • Five star rating from Euro NCAP
  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Update in 2013 brings more kit

There isn't much to worry about regarding Vauxhall Insignia safety. It was awarded the maximum five stars for adult safety by Euro NCAP along with four stars for child safety - matching the Ford Mondeo.

All cars get six airbags, anti-lock brakes, Isofix child seat anchor points, an electronic stability programme, traction control and three-point seatbelts all round.

Adaptive forward lighting is fitted to some models and this feature cleverly changes how the headlights work, according to the road and weather conditions.

The headlights also turn in the same direction as a corner, for extra visibility and can adapt to rainy or snowy conditions. Daytime running lights are fitted as standard.

Update in 2013 brings more safety kit


Adaptive Forward Lighting Plus is a technology which adapts the beam from the headlights depending on various driving conditions including weather and road conditions. It also includes an automatic high beam, which toggles on and off depending upon whether a car in front is detected.

Adaptive cruise control also features, and is capable of maintaining a set distance to the vehicle in front, even if it slows to a standstill.

Other safety systems include a lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, an autonomous parking system and several radar-based warning systems which will let you know of impending collisions or unexpected events around the car.

A very large boot and fold-flat seats mean that the Insignia hatch should suit the needs of most families. Those looking for extra space might want to consider the estate with its huge load area. Inside there’s a large air-conditioned glovebox and a number of useful practical ideas such as a small pouch on the front of the driver’s seat - the right size for tissues, sweets or glasses.

The small central cubby between the two front seats is disappointing though. The armrest on the top is also situated too far back and doesn't slide forward, making it pretty useless for all but the tallest of drivers.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback (09-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • ABS
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
Design optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

Elite equipment

Elite standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
Elite optional equipment
  • ABS
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Energy equipment

Energy standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
Energy optional equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
ES optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Folding rear seats
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Exclusiv equipment

Exclusiv standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Exclusiv optional equipment
  • ABS
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Limited Edition equipment

Limited Edition standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sports seats
Limited Edition optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
  • ABS
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

SRi equipment

SRi standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
SRi optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

SRi Vx-line equipment

SRi Vx-line standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
SRi Vx-line optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

SRi Vx-line Red equipment

SRi Vx-line Red standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
SRi Vx-line Red optional equipment
  • ABS
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Tech Line equipment

Tech Line standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
Tech Line optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback (09-17) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2009 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2009
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 94%
Child Occupant: 79%
Vulnerable Road Users: 40%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.