Vauxhall Corsa review

Category: Small car

Section: Costs & verdict

2021 Vauxhall Corsa RHD infotainment
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa front left tracking
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  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa RHD dashboard
  • Vauxhall Corsa 2019 front seats RHD
  • Vauxhall Corsa 2019 front seats RHD
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa RHD infotainment
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa right front tracking
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa right panning
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa right rear tracking
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa boot open
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa rear tracking
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa front left tracking
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa rear left tracking
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa RHD dashboard
  • Vauxhall Corsa 2019 front seats RHD
  • Vauxhall Corsa 2019 front seats RHD
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa RHD infotainment
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa right front tracking
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa right panning
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa right rear tracking
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa boot open
  • 2021 Vauxhall Corsa rear tracking
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The latest Corsa isn’t offered at the bargain prices that previous versions were, with list prices running close to rivals such as the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza. However, Vauxhall is known for offering big discounts, so make sure you look at our New Car Buying to see what great savings are available.

You’re less likely to find a great deal on PCP finance, partly because the Corsa is predicted to have lower resale values than rivals like the Polo and Fiesta. As a result, don't expect the most competitive monthly payments unless Vauxhall provides a hefty contribution to help reduce your instalments.

Entry-level ‘SE’ trim has most of the everyday basics covered, including cruise control, 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning, electric windows, and we've already talked about the infotainment and visibility aids you get. We still reckon it's worth paying the smallish hike in price to step up to the Griffin trim if you can, because it'll earn you heated front seats, a heated steering wheel (only on manual gearbox cars), automatic lights and wipers, and, as we mentioned earlier, rear parking sensors.  

Most of the other trims start pushing the Corsa into the price bracket of far more appealing cars, so we'd avoid these.

2021 Vauxhall Corsa RHD infotainment

Reliability

Overview

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.

  • Well equipped
  • Decent boot
  • Efficient engines
  • Laggy and confusing infotainment system
  • Below-par safety rating
  • Poor resale values