Vauxhall Corsa-e review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 rear cornering
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior rear seats
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front cornering
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front right static
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 rear left static
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 charging socket detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 grille detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior starter button
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 boot open
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 rear cornering
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior rear seats
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front cornering
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front right tracking
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 front right static
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 rear left static
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 charging socket detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 grille detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior starter button
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior detail
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Vauxhall Corsa-e is priced roughly in line with the Mini Electric, the Peugeot e-208 and the Renault Zoe. That makes it one of the most affordable electric cars on sale, although the entry-level MG4 costs quite a bit less.

Depreciation is likely to be broadly on a par with the e-208 and Zoe, while the Mini Electric is expected to hold on to its value considerably better. If you're planning to buy outright rather than signing up to a PCP finance deal, that's something worth considering.

The Corsa-e was awarded four stars out of five for safety by the experts at Euro NCAP so it's not up to the standards of most new models. It lost points for doing a poor job of protecting front and rear seat passengers against whiplash. Thankfully, you get automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance and a driver drowsiness monitoring system as standard.

We don't have reliability data on the Corsa-e yet, but we can tell you that Vauxhall finished joint 23rd place (with Mercedes) out of 32 car makers in our 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey. The model is covered by a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, while its battery gets an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

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Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

The Corsa-e is a decent electric car and a worthy rival to the Renault Zoe and Mini Electric. If it were better to drive and had a longer range between charges it would be even more recommendable.

  • Relatively well priced
  • Respectable charging speeds
  • Plenty of standard kit
  • Disappointing Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Rivals are better to drive
  • Renault Zoe goes further for the same money
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