Vauxhall Corsa review

Category: Small car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Vauxhall Corsa 2019 front seats RHD
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  • Vauxhall Corsa 2019 front seats RHD
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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
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Even tall drivers will find plenty of space up front, with head and leg room being fairly generous for the class. However, as with the very similar Peugeot 208, the car's width, plus the thickness and angle of the front pillars, make the Corsa seem less airy inside than a Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Fabia or Seat Ibiza.

Front storage space is okay, although the glovebox and the cubbyhole under the central armrest are a bit stingy. Handier is the storage tray at the bottom of the dash that's just right for a phone or wallet. There are also a couple of reasonably sized door bins, too.

Elite Nav models and above gain height adjustment for the front passenger seat, but there’s no option of lumbar adjustment or electric adjustment for the front passenger.

Boot space

The Corsa’s boot is a fair size for the class. Sure, there are rivals with greater outright capacity, such as the Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo, but the Corsa has more luggage room than the Ford Fiesta.

While access is good and it's easy to load and unload, it's a shame that there's no height-adjustable boot floor. This is a feature that many rivals offer that can help to minimise the boot lip that can be so inconvenient when loading heavy luggage, and the Corsa’s lip is quite substantial.