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Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 3.7
  • Boot space is okay despite the Corsa’s age
  • Split rear seats not standard across the range
  • Active and GSi only available as a three-door
  • Small cars are never going to be vast carry-alls capable of carrying home enormous boxes of Scandinavian flat-pack, but despite its carry-over cabin space, Vauxhall Corsa practicality remains reasonably good.

    Yes, it’s spacious enough for four adults to inhabit the interior relatively comfortably, with storage for a few odds and ends in the front door bins and within the remodelled dashboard.

    There’re no practicality party tricks like a flip-forward front passenger seat to allow the Corsa to accept longer loads with greater ease, aside from the Flex Fix rack. This optional device slides out like a cassette from the rear bumper revealing an in-built bike rack, complete with supplementary rear lights for visibility and legality.

    We were disappointed that only the higher-priced SE Nav (and discontinued Elite) models come with a 60:40 split rear seat as standard, compromising the Corsa’s flexibility.

    Boot space itself though is reasonable, at 285 litres with the seats up and 1,050 litres with the back ones tumbled over.

    Safety

    • Rated four stars by Euro NCAP
    • Nose design absorbs impacts better
    • Plenty of safety kit on board to help

    Vauxhall says the Euro NCAP test is more rigorous than before, which is why this Corsa has a four-star rating compared with its predecessor’s five. That was back in 2014, though, and the standards have been raised further since then - consequently, a car scoring four stars in the current tougher test is likely to be notably safer than the Corsa.

    Its longer nose gives better absorption of energy in the unfortunate event of a frontal accident, while each Corsa is packed with six airbags to further cushion the blow in the event of a crash.

    Further safety measures include Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones and LED day-running lights up front to ensure you’re seen more easily. Front foglights are standard on higher spec models too, with bi-xenon headlamps featuring on VXR models.

    Lots of safety kit in the Vauxhall Corsa options list

    While the latest Corsa is bristling with standard equipment, much of it is to do with making life more convenient than being safety-specific.

    If you want your small Vauxhall fitted with safety-enhancing headlamps with cornering function, collision avoidance warning, blindspot warning and lane departure notifications, you’ll have to tick away at the options box.

    One safety and convenience feature you will welcome on frosty mornings is the electrically-heated windscreen, installed as standard on all Corsas.

    It’s also worth noting that with the Performance Pack the phased-out VXR is a lively little thing, especially on greasy roads. The limited-slip differential tugs at the steering, meaning you need to be on the ball at all times. If this doesn’t sound like much fun, you probably want to consider the standard car instead. The flipside is that the Performance Pack includes better brakes and tyres, so it’ll stop and grip better than standard cars.

    WATCH: Vauxhall Corsa Euro NCAP crash test

    Basic equipment

    The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (14-19).

    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • ABS
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Driver`s airbag
    • Front electric windows
    • Isofix child seat anchor points
    • PAS
    • Passenger`s airbag
    • Remote locking
    • Service indicator
    • Side airbags
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    • Traction control

    Equipment by trim level

    To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

    Equipment included on some trim levels
    • Air conditioning
    • Alarm
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Climate control
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric mirrors
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Metallic Paint
    • Parking sensors
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    • Steel wheels

    Active equipment

    Active standard equipment
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    Active optional equipment
    None available

    Black Edition equipment

    Black Edition standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Metallic Paint
    • Sports seats
    Black Edition optional equipment
    None available

    Design equipment

    Design standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Steel wheels
    Design optional equipment
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors

    Diamond equipment

    Diamond standard equipment
    • Alarm
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Climate control
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric mirrors
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Parking sensors
    Diamond optional equipment
    None available

    Elite equipment

    Elite standard equipment
    • Alarm
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Climate control
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric mirrors
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Parking sensors
    Elite optional equipment
    • CD

    Energy equipment

    Energy standard equipment
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    Energy optional equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Sports seats

    Excite equipment

    Excite standard equipment
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric mirrors
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    Excite optional equipment
    • Air conditioning

    Griffin equipment

    Griffin standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    Griffin optional equipment
    • CD
    • Electric mirrors
    • Heated mirrors

    GSi equipment

    GSi standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alarm
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Folding rear seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sports seats
    GSi optional equipment
    None available

    Life equipment

    Life standard equipment
    • Electric mirrors
    • Heated mirrors
    • Steel wheels
    Life optional equipment
    None available

    Limited Edition equipment

    Limited Edition standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Heated mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sports seats
    Limited Edition optional equipment
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights

    Red Edition equipment

    Red Edition standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sports seats
    Red Edition optional equipment
    None available

    SE equipment

    SE standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric mirrors
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Parking sensors
    SE optional equipment
    None available

    SE Nav equipment

    SE Nav standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric mirrors
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Parking sensors
    • Sat Nav
    SE Nav optional equipment
    None available

    Sport equipment

    Sport standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Heated mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sports seats
    Sport optional equipment
    • Heated seats

    SRi equipment

    SRi standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sports seats
    SRi optional equipment
    None available

    SRi Nav equipment

    SRi Nav standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    SRi Nav optional equipment
    • Heated seats

    SRi Vx-line equipment

    SRi Vx-line standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sports seats
    SRi Vx-line optional equipment
    None available

    SRi Vx-line Nav Black equipment

    SRi Vx-line Nav Black standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Folding rear seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    SRi Vx-line Nav Black optional equipment
    • Electric mirrors
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats

    Sting equipment

    Sting standard equipment
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    Sting optional equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Sports seats

    Sting R equipment

    Sting R standard equipment
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    Sting R optional equipment
    • Heated mirrors
    • Sports seats

    White Edition equipment

    White Edition standard equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Heated mirrors
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Sports seats
    White Edition optional equipment
    • Front fog lights

    Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

    The Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (14-19) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

    4 star rating
    Test 2014
    Individual safety ratings
    Adult Occupant: 79%
    Child Occupant: 77%
    Vulnerable Road Users: 71%
    Safety Assist: 56%

    Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.