For It's spacious and well priced, and most versions are generously equipped as standard. There's a broad range of engines, including a refined and efficient three-cylinder petrol.

Against Some rivals, notably the VW Polo, hold their value better. The infotainment system is fiddly and the handling could be sharper.

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback
44 5stars

Pick carefully from the Vauxhall Corsa range and you'll get a good small car. It's not quite the best in the class, but it’s a cheap private buy or company car, and is pleasant to live with.

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There are 59 Vauxhall Corsa versions available

Hatchback 1.2i 70 Sting 3dr £9,175 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 Sting 3dr £9,520 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 Sting 5dr £9,775 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 Sting 5dr £10,120 TBA
Hatchback 1.0i 115 S/S Sting 3dr £10,825
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2i 70 Design 3dr £11,080 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 Life 3dr £11,080 TBA
Hatchback 1.0i 115 S/S Sting R 3dr £11,175 TBA
Hatchback 1.0i 115 S/S Sting 5dr £11,425
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i 90 Design 3dr £11,425 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 Life 3dr £11,425 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 Life 5dr £11,680 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 SRi 3dr £11,775 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 Design 5dr £12,025 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 Life 5dr £12,025 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 Easytronic Design 3dr £12,080 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 SRi 3dr £12,120 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 SRi 5dr £12,375 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 SE 3dr £12,420 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 Easytronic Design 5dr £12,680 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 SRi 5dr £12,720 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 Design 5dr £12,745 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 SE 3dr £12,765 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 100 Turbo SRi 3dr £12,775 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 SRi VX-Line 3dr £12,810 TBA
Hatchback 1.0i 90 S/S Design 3dr £12,910 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 SE 5dr £13,020 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 SRi VX-Line 3dr £13,155 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S Design 3dr £13,330 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S Life 3dr £13,330 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 90 SE 5dr £13,365 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 100 Turbo SRi 5dr £13,375 TBA
Hatchback 1.2i 70 SRi VX-Line 5dr £13,410 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 100 Turbo SE 3dr £13,420 TBA
Hatchback 1.0i 90 S/S Design 5dr £13,510
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 90 S/S SRi 3dr £13,605
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i 90 SRi VX-Line 5dr £13,755 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 100 Turbo SRi VX-Line 3dr £13,810 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S Design 5dr £13,930 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S Life 5dr £13,930 TBA
Hatchback 1.4i 100 Turbo SE 5dr £14,020 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S SRi 3dr £14,025 TBA
Hatchback 1.0i 90 S/S SRi 5dr £14,205
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0i 90 S/S SE 3dr £14,250
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4i 100 Turbo SRi VX-Line 5dr £14,410 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 S/S SRi 3dr £14,525 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S SRi 5dr £14,625 TBA
Hatchback 1.0i 115 S/S SRi VX-Line 3dr £14,640 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S SE 3dr £14,670 TBA
Hatchback 1.0i 90 S/S SE 5dr £14,850
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S SRi VX-Line 3dr £15,060 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 S/S SRi 5dr £15,125 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 S/S SE 3dr £15,170 TBA
Hatchback 1.0i 115 S/S SRi VX-Line 5dr £15,240 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S SE 5dr £15,270 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 S/S SRi VX-Line 3dr £15,560 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 75 S/S SRi VX-Line 5dr £15,660 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 S/S SE 5dr £15,770 TBA
Hatchback 1.3 CDTi 95 S/S SRi VX-Line 5dr £16,160 TBA

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.4 four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines are the easiest to recommend. The 1.0 is refined and flexible, and pretty brisk in higher-powered guise, while the 1.4 is also fairly rapid and is cheaper – if not as hushed – as the 1.0-litre models.

Avoid the basic trim levels (which don't get air-con) or the high-end SE (which is too expensive) and you can't go far wrong. Excite or SRi will be best for most private buyers; they both get air-con, a colour touch-screen, Bluetooth, digital radio, USB input, alloy wheels, and automatic lights and wipers.

Excite can't be combined with the lower-powered 1.0 or the 1.4T engines, however. SRi can be had with our favoured engines at a good-value price, and it adds a 60/40-split rear bench, cruise control and a leather steering wheel.

Company car users will be better off going for Design, which is cheaper than SRi but does without alloys and automatic lights and wipers.

Reader test team says:

Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback 1.0i 115 S/S Sting 3dr

I would have no hesitation recommending avoiding Vauxhall altogether. I bought a Corsa brand new, looked after it, serviced regularly by Vauxhall…

Dan Hocking

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