Vauxhall Corsa 1.5 Turbo D SE 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Vauxhall Corsa 2019 front left cornering RHD
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RRP £18,805What Car? Target Price£17,866
Review

The Vauxhall Corsa is a competent small car, but isn’t 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 trim.

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Good value, featuring a 7.0in infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering wheel stereo controls, cruise control, electric windows and mirrors, LED headlights, air-conditioning, lane-keeping assistance, a driver attention monitoring system and 16in alloy wheels. We'd recommend SE Premium for some extra luxuries at not a vast increase in cost.

With 101bhp, it is very slightly stronger than the 1.2 100 petrol, and this is most noticeable from low revs. It provides more flexible in-gear performance for overtaking, but doesn't have the same ultimate pace and isn't as quick away from the traffic lights. It is roughly similar on pace to the Polo and Ibiza’s 1.6 TDI 95, and officially it will average over 70mpg.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.6 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

70.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

309

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

105

g/km

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