Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Insignia hatchback was awarded a maximum five star rating by Euro NCAP - and this still applies in the 2009 rating scheme which is a new overall rating covering not only adult occupant safety, but also child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test in one. The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer safety systems should be every bit as safe, and the car has an excellent range of safety features as standard.

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.

Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls are fitted to every model and adaptive forward lighting is fitted to top models (optional on others). 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 and can adapt to rainy or snowy conditions.

After the refresh in 2013 the Sports Tourer got another wave of safety upgrades. Adaptive Forward Lighting Plus was introduced, and changes the headlight beam based on the weather and driving conditions. It also automatically toggles the main beam on and off.

You get adaptive cruise control too, and a list of other systems such as lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic parking and many other radar-based features to avoid hitting - or being hit by - other traffic.

The Sports Tourer is competitive for space with other estates (with the rear seats in place), but loses out to some with the rear seats folded, which is a shame because the Vectra it replaces was class-leading. However, the wide tailgate does help make it a little easier to load the car. SE and Elite models come with an electrically operated tailgate and there is an intermediate three-quarter stopping point before fully opening to avoid damage against low ceilings in multi-storey car parks.

A boot organiser pack is available as an option across the range, to help keep items secure in the luggage compartment.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (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
  • Roof rails
  • 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

Country Tourer equipment

Country Tourer standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
Country Tourer optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

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

Elite Nav equipment

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

Exclusiv Nav equipment

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

SE Nav equipment

SE Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE Nav optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • PAS
  • 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 Nav equipment

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

SRi Vx-line Nav standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
SRi Vx-line Nav optional equipment
None available

SRi Vx-line Red equipment

SRi Vx-line Red standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • 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