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.