Vauxhall Corsa hatchback (2014-2019) - Practicality & boot space

The Vauxhall Corsa offers good leg and headroom, as well as a large boot

Carbuyer Rating

2.6 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

There are two bodies for the Vauxhall Corsa: the three-door version has less space inside than the five-door. It’s not something you’ll notice when you’re at the wheel, because both cars have identical layouts up front. However, the sloping roofline of the three-door cuts into rear headroom.

Vauxhall Corsa interior space & storage

The new Corsa is the same size and shape as the old one, so there’s enough room in the back for three people and a generous amount of headroom, particularly in the five-door. There are plenty of storage spaces and big doorbins, but the glovebox is strangely small.

Boot space

The Corsa’s boot is barely smaller than that of the Ford Fiesta (285 versus 292 litres) and has a usable square shape, but it can’t match the 351-litre boot of the Volkswagen Polo.

You can fold down the rear seats to create more space, but the floor of the boot doesn’t go completely flat. Also, it’s a shame that not all trims come with split-folding rear seats – instead you’ll need to make do with a one-piece bench or spend £140 for the upgrade. Also optional is a false floor for the boot – you can hide things under it or raise the floor to make loading easier.

Towing

Vauxhall offers a detachable tow bar and the Corsa can tow a braked trailer weighing up to 1,200kg. We’d strongly advise going for used cars with the turbocharged engine if you intend to do any towing, otherwise you may find your load dragging you backwards down the road rather than the car pulling it forwards. The non-turbocharged 1.4-litre Corsa has a braked towing limit of 800kg.

If you’re a keen cyclist, a better option would be to go for the integrated cycle rack that’s offered as an option. This is permanently attached to the back of the car and is hidden behind the bumper. Simply release the mechanism and pull the rack out with the number plate, and you have a two-bike rack ready to go, with no need to buy an extra number plate or light bar.

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