Vauxhall Corsa interior
The Vauxhall Corsa gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, but its infotainment screen isn’t the best and its interior is pretty unexciting.
Given the Vauxhall Corsa’s stylish exterior you might expect the same inside, but sadly it isn’t the case. It’s conservatively styled to the point of being a little drab, and although there are areas of piano black plastics and faux chrome, a lot of the dashboard and doors are made from quite hard plastics.
Entry-level SE models get cloth seats and silver dash trim, while sporty SRi models get sports cloth seats with red detailing and red dash trim. Elite models then add half cloth, half faux leather seats and range-topping Ultimate cars get seats with real leather middles and faux leather bolsters.
The Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot 208 might share the same underpinnings, but they couldn’t be more different to look at inside.
A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system located on Corsa’s dashboard is standard, which includes DAB radio and Bluetooth, but more importantly Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.
Standard on Ultimate models is a 10-inch version of the same system which also includes a built-in sat-nav. However, you’re better off relying on the traffic info that your smartphone navigation apps offer, and Apple and Android’s user experience is better too – Vauxhall’s native system has a few too many small, tricky-to-hit on-screen buttons.
Worth mentioning, too, is the fact that Vauxhall’s 10-inch screen never really feels it. Everything is concentrated into the centre of the screen, leaving pronounced wasted spaces either side. Visually, it doesn’t really work.
Vauxhall offers digital driver’s dials from SRi models and up, but they’re pretty underwhelming. Yes, you can switch between different modes to display things like driving, media or navigation info, but they’re far less visually engaging that Peugeot or VW’s digital set, so aren’t a deal-breaker when choosing your trim.
There’s no option to charge your smartphone wirelessly on any Corsa, but you do get multiple USB sockets inside. There’s just one six-speaker sound system across the range and no option to upgrade, but it offers a good sound in any case.