Vauxhall Corsa Review

The Vauxhall Corsa is a well-equipped small city car that, unlike most alternatives, can be had as a fully electric model


This score is awarded by our team of expert reviewers after extensive testing of the car

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Overall verdict

The Vauxhall Corsa is one of the brand’s first new cars to be launched since it partnered with Peugeot in 2017. As a result, this cutesy looking city car shares plenty of components with the new Peugeot 208.

You wouldn’t know just by looking at it, though. From the front, the new Vauxhall Corsa’s big grille and curvy wraparound headlights have little in common with those on its arguably more stylish French sibling. It’s a similar story at the back, but the Vauxhall Corsa’s more conventional looks will doubtless appeal to those who’d rather slip through traffic unnoticed than stand out from the crowd. 

The Corsa’s interior doesn’t quite have the pizzazz of the Peugeot’s either, but it still looks pretty smart for a small city car. Entry-level cars get a 7.0-inch touchscreen but you can upgrade to a larger 10-inch screen with built-in sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Under the new Vauxhall Corsa’s bonnet will be the option of a 75hp non-turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine, a more powerful 100hp turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol unit and a 1.5-litre diesel engine with 100hp. The entry-level petrol engine comes with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the other two options get a six-speed unit. You’ll be able to get an eight-speed automatic gearbox, too.

Compared with the tres-chic Peugeot 208, the Vauxhall Corsa looks like the 'before' image in the instruction booklet for a Mr Potato Head game

Mat Watson
carwow expert

Like the Peugeot 208, you’ll also be able to buy a fully electric version of the Vauxhall Corsa. This Corsa-e model will be able to drive for 205 miles in normal mode, but stick it in Eco mode and Vauxhall claims you’ll be able to eke out an extra 80 miles. Charging from empty to 80% full takes as little as 30 minutes using a public fast charger, too, and the Corsa-e’s 136hp electric motor means it’ll leap from 0-60mph in less than 8.1 seconds. 

Whichever Vauxhall Corsa you pick, you’ll be able to get it with a range of driver-assistance systems including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, traffic-sign recognition and lane-keeping assist. 

For more information, read our in-depth Vauxhall Corsa price, specs and release date story or head over to our new car deals page to see how much you can save on your next car.

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