Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Turbo SRi Premium 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £20,335What Car? Target Price£19,413
Review

The Vauxhall Corsa is a competent small car, but not outstanding in any area. It isn’t as comfortable or as nice inside as the closely related Peugeot 208, not as fun to drive as a Ford Fiesta, nor as spacious as a Volkswagen Polo. It is at least well equipped and not too expensive, if you stick to our recommended trims.

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Trim: SRi Premium

Features a 7.0in infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering wheel stereo controls, cruise control, electric windows and mirrors, LED headlights, LED foglights, sports seats, air-conditioning, privacy glass, lane assist, a driver attention monitor, 17in alloy wheels, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic lights and wipers and rear parking sensors.

Engine: 1.2 Turbo

The pick of the range is the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 99bhp (badged 1.2 100). It offers nippy acceleration at low speeds and enough flexibility for motorway journeys, too. Although the Peugeot 208 offers an engine with even more power, this 1.2 100 is really all you need and easily a match for the 1.0 TSI 95 found in the Volkswagen Polo or Seat Ibiza. Just bear in mind that opting for the eight-speed automatic transmission, rather than the standard six-speed manual, makes it almost a second slower from 0-60mph.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

309

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

126

g/km

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