Vauxhall Corsa Excite

The Vauxhall Corsa Excite isn’t the cheapest or the best supermini to drive, but for space and quality, it’s right up there.
Cheaper trims

Vauxhall Corsa SRi

What you get 
Alloy wheels
Sports suspension
Front fog lights
Leather steering wheel
Sports seats
£11,595 - £14,945
Read Vauxhall Corsa SRi trim review

Vauxhall Corsa Excite

What you get 
Alloy wheels
Front fog lights
Manual air conditioning
Bluetooth
£11,965 - £15,115
More expensive trims

Vauxhall Corsa SE

What you get 
Alloy wheels
Sports suspension
Passenger & Driver airbag
Front fog lights
Manual air conditioning
Leather steering wheel
Bluetooth
£12,240 - £15,590
Read Vauxhall Corsa SE trim review

Vauxhall's Corsa is the firm's Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo rival – and to help it compete on price there's an incredible 17 different trim options in the range to choose from.

Sitting near the middle of that long list is the Vauxhall Corsa Excite trim. It might just be the pick of the range since it has all the equipment you’ll ever need, with 16-inch alloys, Bluetooth hands-free calling, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, front fog lamps and a tyre pressure warning system. To get air-con as standard you need to opt for the ‘Excite a/c’ model.

The three-door and five-door Vauxhall Corsa Excite comes with the option of a 67bhp 1.0-litre (55.4mpg) or an 84bhp 1.2-litre (51.4mpg), plus a 99bhp 1.4-litre petrol (51.4mpg.) The only diesel option is the 74bhp 1.3-litre that averages 67.3mpg.

Good points 

There’s a good reason why the Vauxhall Corsa remains one of the UK’s best-selling cars. It offers buyers huge choice of engines and specs, it’s well-equipped and practical, too. It's also comfortable and delivers good value, especially in mid-spec trims like the Excite. Even better, it normally isn’t too difficult to haggle on price and nab a real bargain.

Bad points 

The Corsa was launched way back in 2006, so struggles to match newer rivals like the Ford Fiesta, which combines sharp handling with a more comfortable ride. Both the 1.0-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel are noisy and underpowered and need working hard to make even modest progress.

Our choice 
The small 1.2-litre engine offers low running costs, lots of standard equipment and competitive pricing to keep the Vauxhall Corsa at the top of buyer’s lists.
All features 
Alloy wheels
Folding rear seats
Front fog lights
Manual air conditioning
Height adjustable driver's seat
Front electric windows
Bluetooth
Single CD player
AUX stereo input

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