4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Vauxhall Insignia VXR (09-17) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £30,020 - £37,610
Used price £3,310 - £17,380
Used monthly cost £83 - £434
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Insurance group 36 - 38 How much is it to insure?

PROS

  • Good ride comfort
  • Available as a hatch
  • Saloon or an estate
  • Great sounding V6 engine
  • Four-wheel drive as standard

CONS

  • Lacking in the feelgood factor
  • Lifeless steering
  • Rarely feels as quick as the figures suggest

Vauxhall Insignia VXR rivals

Written by David Ross on

The high performance version of the Insignia is a far more sophisticated car compared to previous VXR models. This is evident in the more subtle styling and also from behind the wheel. It uses the same turbocharged 2.8-litre V6 engine that's available in the standard Insignia, but with power boosted to 325bhp. As a result it takes little more than 5.5 seconds to accelerate from 0-60mph, but it manages to put all that power down effortlessly and feels planted to the road. This is helped by a four-wheel drive system along with a sophisticated adaptive chassis system called FlexRide, which ensures minimal body roll and maximum traction. But while it's refined, The Insignia VXR is somewhat lacking in the feelgood factor you'd expect from a performance car of this ilk.

Vauxhall Insignia VXR rivals

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