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Used electric cars: Peugeot e-208 vs Vauxhall Corsa-e verdict

These two year-old small EVs share many components and, with compelling used prices, are desirable buys. However, which should you put on your driveway?...


Our verdict

As you've probably picked up on, there isn't a huge amount to separate these two cars, especially from a technical or performance standpoint, because they are essentially identical in those respects. However, with the few differences there are, the Corsa-e is ultimately outmatched. 

It's an impressive car, don't get us wrong. It's intuitive infotainment system, comfier rear seats and good driving position mean, in some ways, it's the easier car to get used to and live with. However, the e-208 feels like the more premium product, with a better ride and a classier interior.

Factor in that the e-208 is only slightly more expensive and likely to be worth more when you come to sell it, and it takes a narrow win in this used twin test.

1st Peugeot e-208

Peugeot e-208 side

For Classy interior; smooth ride; sharp steering
Against Driving position won't suit everyone; air-con controls buried in touchscreen

WhatCar? rating 4 stars out of 5

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2nd Vauxhall Corsa-e

Vauxhall Corsa-e side

For More accommodating driving position; simpler infotainment; comfier rear seats
Against Unsettled ride; more plasticky interior; heavier depreciation 

WhatCar? rating 4 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Peugeot e-208 GT

Power 134bhp
Torque 192lb ft
0-60mph 7.1sec
Top speed 93mph
Official range 217 miles

Specifications: Vauxhall Corsa-e Elite Nav

Power 134bhp
Torque 192lb ft
0-60mph 8.0sec
Top speed 93mph
Official range 209 miles

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