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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 80 Vauxhall Corsa versions available

Hatchback 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting 3dr £8,995
What Car? says:1 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 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting AC 5dr £10,110
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i VVT Design 3dr £10,475
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 1.4i VVT Design AC 3dr £11,525
What Car? says:3 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 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 1.3 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 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S 5dr £12,220
What Car? says:1 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 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 3dr £12,585
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 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 1.3 CDTi 75ecoFLEX Design S/S 5dr £12,940
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 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 5dr £13,185
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 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design AC 5dr £13,955
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 S AC 3dr £14,080
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 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 1.4i VVT SXi 5dr £14,655
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S AC 5dr £14,680
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i 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 1.3 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 1.4T 120 SE AC S/S 3dr £15,780
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 1.3 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 1.4i 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 1.4T 120 SE AC S/S 5dr £16,380
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 1.3 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 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SE AC 5dr £16,735
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 Clubsport 3dr £22,400
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 VVT SXi 3dr

I bought my 2012 Corsa in January and I love owning this car! However, I have had problems with the clutch, I purchased the car with 15,800 miles on…

Jamie Kline

4 out of 5 stars

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback 1.4T 120 Black Edition AC S/S 3dr

Sick to death of people slateing the corsa this is my third. Always had the 1.4 but this 1.4turbo is great. Cheap to run, plenty of power bags of…

brian johnson

4 out of 5 stars

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
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