Used Vauxhall Insignia VXR (2009 - 2017) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 04 Aug 2015
4
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.

Vauxhall Insignia VXR (09-17)
  • Good ride comfort
  • Available as a hatch
  • Saloon or an estate
  • Great sounding V6 engine
  • Four-wheel drive as standard
  • Lacking in the feelgood factor
  • Lifeless steering
  • Rarely feels as quick as the figures suggest

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£30,020 - £37,610

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£3,309 - £17,381

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

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.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The boot size definately, I picked up my parents from the airport and was able to fit in 2 suitcases with room to spare.  

4 out of 5

Andrew Taylor ,   21 Sep 2013    ... read more

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