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Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

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Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback review: 32 facts and highlights

Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

Why is Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    260Nmvs172.96Nm
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    5l/100 kmvs5.48l/100 km
  • greater cargo volume (seats down)
    1470lvs1043.84l
  • longer wheelbase
    2.74mvs2.54m
  • greater cargo volume
    530lvs380.6l
  • more cylinders
    4vs3.77
  • more valves
    16vs15.03
  • longer basic warranty (km)
    160000kmvs89132.82km

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has front-wheel drive
Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

2. smaller turn radius

11m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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3. less CO2 emissions

139g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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4.Has fully independent suspension
Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

5. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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6.Has air suspension
Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume (seats down)

1470l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

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2. shorter length

4.83m

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3. greater cargo volume

530l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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4. longer wheelbase

2.74m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.07m

5. greater maximum trailer weight

1.8t

The maximum weight of a trailer that can be towed by the vehicle.

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1.8t

6.height

1.5m

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1.39m

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

7.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2. better fuel economy (combined)

5.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3. higher maximum torque

260Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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400Nm

4. better fuel economy (highway)

5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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5.Has a turbocharged engine
Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

6. larger fuel tank

70l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

3.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

4.Has smart key as standard
Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

5.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Opel Insignia VXR 5-Door Hatchback

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

6. more airbags

8

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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