The Vauxhall Corsa is a conventional small car that’s a rival for the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. It seats five (three in the back at a squeeze), offers some of the lowest emissions in the supermini class and has very competitive pricing, although some of the base versions are a little sparse.
On the whole, though, the Corsa is a compelling prospect. The 1.0-litre engines are decent to drive and offer strong fuel economy and low CO2 emissions; these should be the first models you try.
The cabin is respectable and roomy, and the Corsa is decent enough to drive on UK roads.
It’s a shame that it’s not as sharp to drive as a Fiesta, as spacious as a Skoda Fabia, nor as classy-feeling inside as VW Polo, but in its own way the Vauxhall Corsa is a happy medium of all these things. It’s not the class leader, but it’s easy to recommend.