Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport review - Reliability and Safety
Poor Driver Power rating is disappointing
Vauxhall finished 22nd overall in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey in 2018, which was pretty poor and a shame for the British brand. With 9.9 per cent of owners reporting a fault in their ownership, Vauxhalls are about as reliable as rival brands Renault, Ford and Nissan, which had similar fault rates in our poll. Vauxhall fell behind in the poll as it failed to score well in any specific category, though it didn’t score badly in any area either.
In 2017 the Insignia scored five stars for crash safety from Euro NCAP, with strong scores in every category. 93 per cent for adult protection is excellent, and 78 per cent for pedestrian safety is nearly twice as good as the previous-generation car’s score.
While Vauxhall's OnStar was a great selling point when the Insignia Grand Sport first launched, Vauxhall's switch of ownership from General Motors to the PSA Group means the GM-sourced tech will no longer feature in the future. However, there's still an emergency call function offered, because EU legislation has now made this mandatory on all new cars.
Other safety tech that's available (depending on model) includes LED matrix headlights, a head-up display, cruise control with speed limiter and three Isofix child seat anchors on the rear seat.
Vauxhall offers the industry-standard three-year warranty with the Grand Sport, limited to 60,000 miles in the last year of cover. You also get six years of rust coverage for the bodywork.
Vauxhall offers fixed-price service plans that you can pay for monthly alongside your PCP deal, if you choose to buy the car that way. There’s even a free service club you can join that gets you money off the services if you don’t have the fixed-price plan.
In this review
- 1Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport reviewPractical, stylish large family hatch offers plenty of kit for a tempting price
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Insignia is good to drive, with compliant ride and tidy handling
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsStrong economy from wide range of engines
- 4Interior, design and technologyHandsome design hides a strong equipment list
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Insignia is among the best in class for space
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingPoor Driver Power rating is disappointing