There’s loads of room wherever you sit in the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport and the cabin feels particularly capacious in the front.
Those in the back are well catered for in terms of legroom – even behind a tall driver there is plenty of space to stretch out into. This car also has more headroom than its predecessor, but those of above average height will still find their hair brushing the headliner.
The rear seats feel like they are set high up in comparison with the cats-eye scraping front chairs, so you get a really good view out when sat in the back.
There are decent side pockets all around, plus three cubbies in the centre console and a pair of cupholders in the front and back.
Will it fit in my garage?
The Insignia Grand Sport is a large car and the trim structure unfortunately means lower-spec cars don’t even have rear parking sensors, so factor that into your buying decision.
Vauxhall currently doesn’t offer an automatic parking system for the Insignia.
Will my luggage fit?
Open the boot (a task made harder by the lack of a physical handle on the outside of the tailgate) and you’ll reveal a large and practical boot. It’s wide and long with a square shape that can fit up to 490 litres of luggage inside.
Insignia fans will note those dimensions are 40 litres down on the last car – and certainly the new Grand Sport’s boot looks relatively shallow. Fold the rear seats flat and you’ll unlock 1,450 litres, though.
There’s a FlexOrganizer Pack offering side rails, dividing nets and fastening solutions to help keep all the items in the boot tied down neatly.
- Five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash test
- Front camera means emergency braking and lane assist
- OnStar system can contact the emergency services
As standard the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport offers a good collection of safety equipment, including electronic stability programme, ABS brakes, six airbags, ISOFIX mounting points on all three rear seats and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Boosting this offering is the OnStar system, which can contact the emergency services for you automatically after a crash, and a front camera system that adds lane keep assist, following distance indicator, forward collision alert, low-speed collision mitigation braking and active emergency braking.
Optional upgrades include the IntelliLux LED headlight system, which should make it easier to see and be seen, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control with active lane keep assist.
You can also pick rear cross traffic alert and advanced parking system to make reversing manoeuvres easier and safer.
When the Insignia Grand Sport was crash-tested by the experts at Euro NCAP in 2017 it achieved a full-five star rating, with both the pedestrian-protecting pop-up bonnet and the automatic emergency braking system being highlighted as particularly effective.