All Corsas get six airbags, height-adjustable front seatbelts, tyre-pressure monitoring to warn when you might have a flat tyre, traction control and hill-start assist (so you don’t need to use the handbrake to stop rolling backwards on a hill). There are also packages of high-tech safety aids, including forward collision alert and lane-assist. You have to pay extra for parking sensors on all but top-spec models, though, and a spare or space-saver tyre costs extra. Remote central locking and engine immobiliser are standard.
The Corsa scored a respectable four stars in its EuroNCAP test, with ratings of 79% and 77% for adult occupancy protection and child occupant protection respectively. These figures are just behind those of the Skoda Fabia, which received the maximum five stars and 81% for both adult and child protection.
Security expert Thatcham has given the Corsa four stars out of a possible five for resisting theft, and three out of five for resistance to being broken into.
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