2014 Vauxhall Corsa Review

Published Date: 21st May 2014

UK Car Discount Rating -     4 / 52014 corsa exterior view

Vauxhall Corsa Co2 Emissions - 112g/km

Vauxhall Corsa Tax Band - C

Vauxhall Corsa Insurance Group - 7

Vauxhall Corsa Mpg (average) – 67.3

Vauxhall Corsa Fuel Cost (per 100 miles) – £9

(Based on the 1.3 CDTi EcoFLEX engine)


2014 Vauxhall Corsa Review

The new Vauxhall Corsa has been redefined and is now very comfortable and a pleasure to drive. The running costs are perfectly affordable, the interior is spacious and you can’t groan at the lifetime warranty either. The 2014 Vauxhall Corsa also sees a new range of more efficient engines and an overall lighter vehicle means running costs should be improved.2014 corsa exterior rear


Vauxhall Corsa Standard Equipment

The Corsa is blessed with reasonable standard equipment; it comes with front windows/one touch/auto reverse, Rear wiper, ABS+EBA, Speed sensitive power steering, Service interval indicator, Electrically adjustable door mirrors, Matt chrome effect centre, 4 speakers, CD30 stereo radio/CD/MP3 player + aux-in socket, Body colour bumpers, Chromed headlamps, Dark style headlights, Daytime running lights, Door to door illumination, Follow me home headlights, Reflection cloth upholstery, Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts, Front seat back map pockets, Immobiliser, Remote central deadlocking, 14" steel wheels.

You can see a full list of optional extras by clicking HERE


Vauxhall Corsa Safety2014 corsa crash test

The Vauxhall Corsa is loaded with stuff to help you avoid accidents, it can warn following drivers if one’s about to happen. It has a solid EURO N-Cap rating to give you confidence when the time comes. You get a minimum of 2 airbags and 6 on most models. There is a small drawback, that stability control is a cost option rather than standard equipment.

Vauxhall Corsa Engine Range

You can choose from a range of different petrol and diesel engines, the 1.0 and 1.2 engines are a little under-powered when compared to the 1.4 petrol Corsa engine. The 1.3 diesel engines are very well suited to modern needs, but are quite expensive when compared to their petrol neighbours.

You can choose from two new chassis settings: the standard setting that keeps the car good to drive and feels very smooth, on the other hand you can have the firmer set-up for the Corsa Sri, which can feel a little extreme on if you’re not on a race track. The steering has been upgraded for a sharper experience, but motorway traveling prompts plenty of adjustments.

Vauxhall Corsa 0-60mph – 14.9 Seconds

Vauxhall Corsa Top Speed – 101 mph

(Based on the 1.3 CDTi EcoFLEX engine)


Vauxhall Corsa Interior2014 corsa interior dash view

The new Vauxhall Corsa benefits from a big-car feel, having larger than normal controls and an excellent driving position. A downside is that you have to pay a little extra to get the driver’s seat height and two-way steering column adjustment on the Expression and S models. You also suffer from thicker windscreen pillars, which restrict your forward visibility.

The 3dr and 5dr versions of the Vauxhall Corsa are practically the same size, though the 3dr only has 4 seats because it is tapered towards the back of the car. The 5dr has a cabin big enough for a family, with plenty of room for legs and heads. The boot is relatively small, but you get split-folding rear seats with the SE trim and above and an option for a boot floor that can be lowered for extra space.

Vauxhall Corsa Exterior

Certainly, it looks more dynamic than before, particularly in three-door guise. Vauxhall claims the three-door and five-door Corsas are like two separate model lines. It’s nonsense, really, but we know what they mean.

The three-door is meant to look faintly sporting – and does – with its rear wheelarch bulges and a raked rear window in the style of the previous-generation three-door Astra’s. Meanwhile, the five-door has what Vauxhall calls a more “family-friendly” nature, with a more upright tailgate and a larger glass area, to make it more airy inside.

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