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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Corsa scores the maximum five stars out of five in official crash tests. In order for the VXR to match this, Vauxhall had to incorporate special side airbags into its front bucket seats as side airbags are a must for a five-star safety rating. It also has electronic stability and traction control systems, which helps the driver regain control in emergency situations.

A tyre pressure warning system gives advanced notice of slow punctures.

The VXR makes do with the same boot dimensions and split folding rear seats as other Corsa models which means it's average for the class. Unlike the rest of the range, however, it's only available with a tyre repair kit to deal with punctures - the rear diffuser eliminating the space under the boot where a spare wheel would go. Boot space is made more useable by a removable false floor, which gives the boot two levels plus there are also numerous storage features within the cabin including a storage tray beneath the passenger seat.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Corsa VXR (07-14).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • 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
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim

VXR equipment

VXR standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
VXR optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

VXR Blue equipment

VXR Blue standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
VXR Blue optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

VXR Clubsport equipment

VXR Clubsport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
VXR Clubsport optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

VXR Nurburgring Edition equipment

VXR Nurburgring Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
VXR Nurburgring Edition optional equipment
None available

VXRacing equipment

VXRacing standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
VXRacing optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

Euro NCAP Rating

The Vauxhall Corsa VXR (07-14) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

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.