The Corsa is Vauxhall’s ever-popular supermini and has been one of the top-selling cars in the UK for the past 15 years. And, for good reason too. With sharp looks for the three-door version and a reasonable choice of engines and trim levels, this car comes with multiple options which makes it attractive to drivers.
The Vauxhall Corsa faces tough competition from the Seat Ibiza on driver appeal, and from the Skoda Fabia and Hyundai I20 when it comes to practicality and style. So, with so much choice available on the UK car market, is the Corsa still worth considering? Let’s take a look.
With the Vauxhall Corsa SE Nav 1.4, drivers get a Navi 4.0 IntelliLink touchscreen navigation and infotainment system with a 7-inch colour touchscreen. It’s a brilliant system to have because it features logically laid out menus and the software responds quickly to commands. Plus, drivers are able to download additional apps to bring extra functions, such as satnav.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags and an electronic stability control system that helps drivers recover from sudden skids. There are also additional features, including one that warns drivers there’s a car in their blind spot. And, another that will automatically apply the brakes if it senses that you are about to hit another car in front in stop-start traffic.
Over the years and multiple models later, Vauxhall hasn’t made many changes to the interior dimensions of the Corsa. Access to the rear seats is easy even with the 3 door version. And, there are useful holders for phones, keys and drinks. There is also room for numerous bags of shopping or a few medium-sized suitcases in the boot.
The Corsa’s smart looks make a brilliant first impression. The 3 door version has a much sportier and coupe-like look when compared to the larger 5 door version. The eagle eye headlights, which incorporate LED daytime running lights give the Corsa a fresh and modern look, while the sides feature a sleek blade design.
The Vauxhall Corsa is really easy to drive, and the visibility out of the front and back is excellent considering its overall size. It’s also easy to judge the car’s width and length so navigating down tight roads and parking isn’t a problem either. The pedals are light, which makes it easy to control the car’s biting point, acceleration and breaking and the steering isn’t too heavy either. This provides further manoeuvrability when it comes to parking the car and turning at junctions. With most cars, it’s easy to oversteer, but with the Corsa, this isn’t a problem at all.
Fuel Type: Petrol
Top Speed (bhp): 90mph
Fuel Consumption (mpg): 50
Engine Size (cc): 1398
CO2 (g/km): 123
The Vauxhall Corsa is cheap to run, smart inside and easy to drive around a city. Plus the 1.4-litre petrol engine is smooth and robust. If you’re looking for an affordable car and don’t mind compromising a bit on interior space compared to the Ford Fiesta, then we highly recommend the Vauxhall Corsa SE Nav 1.4 Manual.
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