Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Vauxhall Corsa VXR safety levels are similar to the standard Corsa. Expect the shell to fare better than the previous model in the event of a collision. There are six airbags installed along with the Bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and of course those Recaro sports seats with integrated head restraints.

All Corsas get a heated windscreen too, which is a real bonus on a cold morning. Front and rear parking sensors are optional, while you can also order the Technical Pack for an extra fee. This nets you a raft of safety systems including an automatic braking system, traffic sign recognition, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror and a parking camera.

It’s worth noting that with the Performance Pack the VXR is a lively little thing, especially on a greasy road. The 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 other side of this point is that the Performance Pack includes better brakes and tyres, so it’ll stop and grip better than standard cars.

When it comes to discussing Vauxhall Corsa VXR practicality, the easiest thing is to refer you to the standard Vauxhall Corsa review. There aren’t any features particular to the hot version other than the addition of the thin yet supportive bucket seats, and access doesn't seem too restricted as a result.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Corsa VXR (15-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • 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:

VXR equipment

VXR standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
VXR optional equipment
None available