Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa review

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Even if you’ve never read an issue of a car magazine before – if you’ve not, we can thoroughly recommend What Car? as Britain’s biggest and best car buying guide...just saying – you’ll likely have heard of the Vauxhall Corsa. If that’s still a stretch, anyone who has ever seen, driven on, or been near a road will have seen third and fourth-generation Corsa on the road, often with a dented door or an unmatched bonnet panel – affordable insurance and low running costs make them a seventeen-year-old’s first-car icon.

Newer generations have improved on finish and build quality, infotainment and overall presentation, though, and today’s fifth-generation Corsa is equally viable for first-time drivers and small families, especially in five-door form.

Thanks to its cheap and cheerful reputation, the Corsa has been a resounding sales success for Vauxhall. In fact, it often sits behind only the Ford Fiesta in the sales charts, and the latest version seeks to offer the blend of style, economy and fun that small car buyers crave.

There’s a simple engine line-up with four petrol iterations to pick from, and a trim list so long it can start to get confusing when you dig down into which model comes with what gadgets. But never fear, What Car? is here to help answer all those questions and more, including how practical it is, how reliable it should be, and how it fares against the Fiesta and other rivals such as the Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo.

Big discounts are available across the Corsa range, so if you decide it's the car for you, make sure you check out our New Car Buying pages to get a great deal

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Trims
There are 8 trims available for the Corsa hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Active
This entry-level trim is cheap but still comes with a heated windscreen, electric windo...
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Griffin
This limited-edition trim is seriously well priced and well worth a look. The only draw...
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Energy
Alloy wheels, the 7.0in infotainment system and air conditioning feature on this mid-sp...
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Sport
Like Energy, but with sports seats and sports pedals. Worth considering but the Energy...
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Design
Worth considering. It gets a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, air conditioning an...
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SRi Vx-line Nav Black
SRi trim with a racier bodykit and bigger wheels. Not worth the added cost...
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SE Nav
Adds OnStar automatic crash response, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensor...
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SRi Nav
Gets air conditioning, automatic lights and wipers and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment...
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