Vauxhall Corsa VXR review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Costs & verdict

Vauxhall Corsa VXR
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Although the Corsa VXR has a similar list price to its chief rivals such as the Fiesta ST and Renault Clio RS, that’s not relevant to most people: cars such as these tend to be bought on finance. And PCP rates for the Corsa VXR aren’t great, so you’ll end up paying considerably more per month than you would even for a top-spec Fiesta ST3.

Resale values aren’t quite as strong as some of its rivals, either, and servicing costs over three years are around double that of a Fiesta ST.

Overview

The Vauxhall Corsa VXR looks the part, but to drive it’s so far behind the brilliance of its rivals that it’s best avoided

  • Gutsy engine
  • Decent interior quality
  • Good infotainment system
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Dull and coarse-sounding engine
  • Economy and emissions disappointing