Vauxhall Corsa hatchback (2014-2019) - Engines, drive & performance

The Vauxhall Corsa is no longer available with a gutsy turbo petrol engine, but it handles well

Carbuyer Rating

2.6 out of 5

Engines, drive & performance Rating

2.0 out of 5

The Vauxhall Corsa's greatest rival is the Ford Fiesta, which is widely accepted to be the best-handling car in the supermini class. Vauxhall clearly recognised the need to up the Corsa's game in this respect, so it totally overhauled the car’s suspension to give much better ride quality and body control when this generation was introduced.

The Ford Fiesta is still the best in class for driver enjoyment. However, this Corsa has been vastly improved compared to its predecessor and shouldn't be overlooked by those who want an entertaining supermini.

Vauxhall Corsa petrol engines

The entry-level 74bhp 1.4-litre engine does little to excite enthusiastic drivers but it's the least expensive and makes the Corsa attractive to younger drivers. It’s sluggish, taking 15.5 seconds to get from 0-62mph, while the 89bhp version of the same engine reduces this to 13.2 seconds.

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