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For The Vauxhall Corsa is refined, comfortable and pretty good to drive. Running costs are affordable, the cabin is spacious and there's a warranty that could last a lifetime.

Against Resale values are poor and the bulky windscreen pillars obscure your view. The smaller engines are short of motorway pace.

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback
33 5stars

A great-value car, the Vauxhall Corsa is best in the mid-level trims. It’s also comfortable and has a roomy, high-quality cabin.

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There are 131 Vauxhall Corsa versions available

Hatchback 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting 3dr £8,995
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Sting 3dr £9,345
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Expression 3dr £9,495
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting AC 3dr £9,510
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting 5dr £9,600
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Sting AC 3dr £9,855
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Sting 5dr £9,945
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting AC 5dr £10,110
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Sting AC 5dr £10,455
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Design 3dr £10,475
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting 3dr £10,945
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Design AC 3dr £10,990
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Design 5dr £11,075
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting AC 3dr £11,455
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT Design AC 3dr £11,525
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting 5dr £11,545
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Design AC 5dr £11,590
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT Design 5dr £11,610
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S 3dr £11,625
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Design easytronic 5dr £11,700
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX Design AC S/S 5dr £11,855
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT S 3dr £11,970
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i ecoFLEX Excite 3dr £11,985
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting AC 5dr £12,055
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design 3dr £12,075
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT Design AC 5dr £12,125
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC 3dr £12,135
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Design AC easytronic 5dr £12,215
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S 5dr £12,220
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i ecoFLEX Excite AC 3dr £12,290
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Excite 3dr £12,330
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT S AC 3dr £12,480
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT S 5dr £12,570
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i ecoFLEX Excite 5dr £12,580
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 3dr £12,585
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT S easytronic 3dr £12,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Excite AC 3dr £12,635
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design 5dr £12,675
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy 3dr £12,685
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC 5dr £12,735
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95ecoFLEX Design S/S 3dr £12,845
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 3dr £12,850
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i ecoFLEX Excite AC 3dr £12,890
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Excite 5dr £12,930
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75ecoFLEX Design S/S 5dr £12,940
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy AC 3dr £12,990
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Energy 3dr £13,030
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT S AC 5dr £13,080
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT S AC easytronic 3dr £13,105
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT Excite AC 3dr £13,175
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 5dr £13,185
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT S easytronic 5dr £13,195
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Excite AC 5dr £13,235
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Excite easytronic 3dr £13,260
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy 5dr £13,280
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Energy AC 3dr £13,335
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX S AC S/S 5dr £13,345
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design AC 3dr £13,355
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design S/S 5dr £13,445
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 5dr £13,450
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT SXi 3dr £13,520
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S 3dr £13,570
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Exclusiv easytronic 5dr £13,585
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy AC 5dr £13,590
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Energy 5dr £13,630
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT S AC easytronic 5dr £13,705
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT Excite AC 5dr £13,770
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Excite easytonic 5dr £13,860
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT Energy AC 3dr £13,875
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Energy AC 5dr £13,935
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design AC 5dr £13,955
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Energy AC easytronic 3dr £13,960
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT SXi AC 3dr £14,030
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT SXi 3dr £14,055
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Excite AC 3dr £14,070
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S AC 3dr £14,080
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Exclus' AC easytronic 5dr £14,095
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT SXi 5dr £14,115
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S 5dr £14,170
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX SXi AC S/S 3dr £14,295
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S S/S 3dr £14,340
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT SE AC 3dr £14,435
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S S/S 5dr £14,435
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT Energy AC 5dr £14,470
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Energy AC easytronic 5dr £14,560
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT SXi AC 3dr £14,565
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT SXi AC 5dr £14,625
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Limited Edition AC 3dr £14,650
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT SXi 5dr £14,655
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEXExcite AC 5dr £14,670
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S AC 5dr £14,680
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Energy AC 3dr £14,770
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX SXi AC S/S 5dr £14,890
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S S/S 5dr £14,940
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S AC S/S 5dr £14,945
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT SE AC 3dr £14,975
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT SE AC 5dr £15,035
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT SXi AC 5dr £15,165
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi 3dr £15,220
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Limited Edition AC 5dr £15,250
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Energy AC 5dr £15,370
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S AC S/S 5dr £15,450
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi 3dr £15,450
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT SE AC 5dr £15,570
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT SRi AC 3dr £15,600
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi AC 3dr £15,730
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi 5dr £15,815
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi AC 3dr £15,960
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi AC S/S 3dr £15,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4T 120 Black Edition AC S/S 3dr £15,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi 5dr £16,045
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SE AC 3dr £16,135
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Ltd Ed AC 3dr £16,165
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i VVT SRi AC 5dr £16,200
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi AC 5dr £16,330
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE AC 3dr £16,365
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SE AC S/S 3dr £16,405
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4T 120 SRi AC S/S 3dr £16,405
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4T 120 SRi AC S/S 3dr £16,405
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi AC 5dr £16,560
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi AC S/S 5dr £16,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4T 120 Black Edition AC S/S 5dr £16,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4T 120 SE AC S/S 3dr £16,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4T 120 SE AC S/S 5dr £16,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SE AC 5dr £16,735
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Ltd Ed AC 5dr £16,760
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE AC 5dr £16,965
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SE AC S/S 5dr £17,000
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4T 120 SRi AC S/S 5dr £17,005
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 VXR 3dr £18,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 VXR Nurburgring 3dr £22,390
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

When it came out, the Vauxhall Corsa was What Car?’s Car of the Year, and even now it’s still an impressive package, offering great value for money.

The Ford Fiesta and VW Polo have overtaken it, but its blend of space, quality and refinement means it’s still up with the best.

The Vauxhall Corsa is quite a heavy car, however, so you’re best to steer clear of the smallest engines, which struggle once you’re out of town.

The punchy 1.3-litre diesels suit the car well, but they’re expensive to buy, so we think the best balance overall is the 1.4-litre petrol engine. It gives decent performance and is pretty economical.

Similarly, you’re better off avoiding the most basic trims, which look rather spartan. Instead, go for the mid-range Exclusiv with air-con, which supplies the best balance of kit and cost.

Reader test team says:

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback 1.4i 16v SXi 3dr

This car is the family runabout, we have had it from new and we all hate it. It is woefully bad to drive; the ride is bouncy, the car squirms all over…

Neil Oxley

1 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback 1.0i 12v Expression 3dr

This car was bought new and has since covered 10600 miles. Being the ‘Excite’ edition it has alloys, fogs, b/tooth, e/windows, adjustable steering,…

Peter Brunger

4 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback 1.2i 16v SXi 3dr

Ive had two of these the first being a 10 plate when it was 6 months old and had 6000 on the clock the second being a brand new one April 2012. The…

ANDREW WALLACE

2 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 Club AC 5dr

I have owned this car for almost 2 years, bought from a used dealer with 60k on and later found it was a ex rental car.... the insurance was cheap…

Oliver Webster

2 out of 5 stars
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