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Used Vauxhall Corsa

The sixth generation Corsa builds on its predecessor by adding modern tech and an efficient choice of engines

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The Vauxhall Corsa is an efficient supermini that has been a consistently popular choice among UK motorists because of its generous equipment levels and low running costs.

Not only that, but the Corsa manages to appeal to a wide range of people. Young drivers value the low insurance groups and fuel costs, while small families and seniors appreciate the easy driving experience and decent levels of practicality.

Having entered its sixth generation in 2019, the Corsa underwent a complete refresh from top-to-bottom. Here's a brief overview of what makes it a good all-rounder:

  • Efficient range of engines, including an all-electric option
  • Clever technology and infotainment system
  • Fun to drive
  • Practical and spacious
  • Refined and comfortable

Engines and Driving Experience

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This generation of Corsa is about 10% lighter than its predecessor, which translates to better economy and greater agility. The latter point has helped transform the Corsa into a supermini that is genuinely fun to drive, which is always a welcome trait on the daily commute.

There are three petrol engines to choose from, all of which have been derived from a turbocharged 1.2-litre engine. Available with either 74, 99 or 128bhp, this unit makes the Corsa feel pretty punchy, all while returning around 54mpg on a combined cycle.

A single 1.5-litre diesel engine is available and can return up to 70mpg in daily driving, although this option is only recommended if you do quite a bit of mileage.

Finally, there is the super eco-friendly Corsa-e, which is all-electric and can drive up to 209 miles on a full charge, making it a genuine alternative to petrol and diesel cars that won't leave you stranded.

Practicality and Running Costs

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Regardless of the model you choose, the Corsa you go for will have five-doors, which is ideal if you have a young family and need to fit a child's seat in the back (courtesy of the Isofix anchor points). There's plenty of head and leg room around the cabin, which has always been the Corsa's strong point.

Boot space is good for this class of car, with 309 litres on offer with the seats untouched. Fold the rear bench (60:40 split on all models) and you'll get access to 1,118 litres of luggage space.

Running costs are very reasonable, too. The highest insurance group is 22, but many of the models are lower than that. Consumables, such as tyres, will hardly break the bank, but expect to pay a touch more for the models with bigger wheels.

All servicing and maintenance requirements can be taken care of by Evans Halshaw Vauxhall, who have access to the latest tools and approved software.

Interior, Technology and Safety

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Continuing the theme of offering excellent value and generous levels of equipment, the Corsa is loaded with all the toys you could want regardless of the model you go for.

For example, each car gets Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard alongside a colour touchscreen (7 or 10-inch screen size depending on specification). Other luxuries across the range include air-conditioning and cruise control with speed limiter.

Opt for a higher spec model, such as the SRi or a Premium variant, and you'll start to unlock goodies such as heated front seats, satellite navigation, and rain-sensitive windscreen wipers.

Safety equipment is impressive on the Corsa, with features including:

  • Lane departure warning with lane assist
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Automatic emergency city braking
  • Hill start assist
  • Six airbags
  • Driver drowsiness system

Is the Vauxhall Corsa right for me?

The sixth generation Vauxhall Corsa represents a solid upgrade over its predecessor, with an efficient range of engines and a clever interior taking centre stage. All of this builds on the spacious interior and lavish equipment levels the Corsa is known for.

In essence, if you need a well-rounded supermini that punches above its weight, then the Corsa offers just that. If the Corsa isn't your flavour, then you may like the Ford Fiesta, which is Britain's best-selling car. A Volkswagen Polo offers a more upmarket feel, while a SEAT Ibiza brings similar value and looks that may be more appealing.

If your budget can't stretch to this Corsa, then you'll be glad to know the previous generation Corsa is readily available and more affordable.

Why purchase a used Vauxhall Corsa through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.