Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport (2017 -) Safety & Reliability

Review by Adam Binnie on
Last Updated: 20 Mar 2017
3.9
Showcasing sharper, edgier styling is the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport, a swanky new name for the replacement of the company's large hatchback range. This time around there’ll be no traditional four-door saloon, but this chiselled new look will also appear later in 2017 on the replacement for the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer estate, as well as the new Insignia Country Tourer, complete with a raised ride height and SUV-inspired styling.

4.1 out of 5

Safety

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  • Strong selection of standard and optional kit
  • 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.

3.8 out of 5

Reliability

  • Overall Vauxhall Insignia Grand Tourer reliability should be strong
  • Previous car had two recalls but neither had any mechanical bearing
  • Strong interior construction with plenty of hard-wearing materials

It’s hard to say with any authority how this new car will perform in terms of reliability but if the old model is anything to go, there's not much to worry about.

The 1.5-litre petrol engine is the only new unit; the rest of the line-up are tried and tested in the Insignia and elsewhere.

The interior feels well-constructed and hard-wearing so we’d have little concern about bits falling off or becoming damaged over time.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported

Other

No problems reported