Vauxhall Corsa review

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Vauxhall Corsa
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10 Jun 2015 22:00 | Last updated: 28 Sep 2018 16:57

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Here’s the thing about popularity: it isn’t always a sign of greatness. KFC may have more customers than Claridge’s, for instance, but that doesn’t mean its food is of a better quality.

So the fact that the Corsa is one of the best-selling small cars (usually behind only the Ford Fiesta in the sales charts) is great news for Vauxhall, but it shouldn’t be viewed as an automatic seal of approval if you’re looking for a new small car.

Nope: for that (or otherwise), you’ll need to read our 16-point review. Over the next few pages, we’ll tell you what the Corsa is like to sit in and drive, how practical it is and how it stacks up financially against its key rivals, including the Fiesta, Seat Ibiza, Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo.

Big discounts are available across the Corsa range, so if you decide you want to buy one, make sure you check out our latest deals to find out how much you could save.

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There are 9 trims available for the Corsa hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Griffin
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Active
This entry-level trim is cheap but still comes with a heated windscreen, electric windows, cruise control, a leather steering wheel and... well, that's about it...View trim
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Energy
Alloy wheels, the 7.0in infotainment system and air conditioning feature on this attractively priced model...View trim
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£11,858
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Design
Worth considering. It gets a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, air conditioning and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, but you’ll have to live with steel wheels and plastic hubcaps...View trim
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£12,533
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Sport
Like Energy, but with sports seats and sports pedals...View trim
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£12,597
Average Saving £2,758
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SRi Nav
Our favourite trim gets air conditioning, automatic lights and wipers and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, plus more supportive front sports seats and 16in alloy wheels...View trim
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£13,720
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SE Nav
Adds OnStar automatic crash response, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and 16in wheels to everything you get on Design trim...View trim
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£14,015
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SRi Vx-line Nav Black
SRi trim with a racier bodykit and bigger wheels. Not worth the added cost...View trim
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£14,370
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GSi
The quickest and raciest looking Corsa available. The trouble is that for the price of this Korma-strength hatchback, you could get a Madras-hot Ford Fiesta ST. One to avoid...View trim
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£18,995
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