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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
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At a glance

New price £17,580 - £22,055
Used price £1,645 - £7,350
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £250 - £315
Insurance group 30 - 34 How much is it to insure?


Hot hatch styling, great turbocharged engine, nimble handling, decent ride quality


Too 'boy racer' for some, snappy throttle response, struggles to put power down cleanly

Vauxhall Corsa VXR rivals

Written by David Ross on

There's no shortage of hot hatches on offer to buyers looking for performance and sharp handling - it seems that we can't get enough of them in the UK. But with so much choice a car has to stand out to get noticed and that's exactly what the Corsa VXR does. It's no shrinking violet with it's aggressive bodykit, rear diffuser and plenty of spoilers and skirts - clearly this is unashamedly a no holds barred hot hatch.

It has the power to back up it's looks too thanks to a 192bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which delivers storming performance and a 0-60mph time of just 6.8 seconds. Agile and composed handling, a raspy exhaust note and bucket sports seats complete the package and make the Corsa VXR one of the best small performance cars around.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR rivals