- Long list of standard equipment
- Good to drive on twisty roads
- Fine petrol engine range
- Ride is too brittle
- Rear seats are too short on knee space
- Price of higher spec models
The Vauxhall Corsa has plenty to offer buyers who are in need of an affordable small car that provides decent value and a rewarding drive. Indeed, compared to its predecessor, the latest Corsa is a revelation from behind the wheel. Find out all in our full 2022 Vauxhall Corsa review.
The Vauxhall Corsa borrows a lot of its oily bits from the Peugeot 208, with the platform and running gear all being carried over from the Peugeot. However, while the two are mechanically similar, the Vauxhall Corsa is the keener car to drive thanks to being set up specifically for UK roads. This has involved fine-tuning the suspension and steering to suit bumpier roads that also have lots of twists, turns and cambers to throw at the car.
That stiffer set-up does impact comfort, with the Vauxhall Corsa feeling quite unsettled at low speeds. Rough roads and pot holes produce a lot of body movement, which is made worse if you choose one of the higher specification models with larger wheels. In our view, both the Ford Fiesta and SEAT Ibiza are more comfortable cars and also more entertaining on country lanes.
The Vauxhall Corsa is offered with petrol, diesel or electric power (read our separate Vauxhall Corsa-e review to get the full details), but most will choose the zesty three-cylinder 1.2-litre 100PS petrol, which is identical to the 1.2 PureTech engine found in the Peugeot 208. It’s one of the best petrol engines on sale today and is packed with lots of low and medium range urge