Vauxhall Corsa VXR hatchback (2007-2015) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Use the Vauxhall Corsa VXR to its full potential and fuel economy will suffer

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This won’t come as a shock, but the Vauxhall Corsa VXR isn’t especially economical. And while that won’t worry every buyer, hot hatchbacks still need to retain a modicum of practicality and economy, because they’re used every day.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR MPG and CO2

The Vauxhall Corsa VXR is far from the cheapest car of its type to run, mainly because it’s rather old compared to rivals such as the Ford Fiesta ST and Renault Clio Renaultsport.

The standard Corsa VXR is claimed to return just 38.7mpg, which is poor compared to the 47.9mpg that the Fiesta ST records. The same is true when it comes to CO2 emissions. The Corsa emits 172g/km of CO2, which makes for a £205 annual road tax bill. That compares with the Fiesta’s 139g/km and £130-a-year tax.

The Corsa VXR Clubsport is marginally more expensive to run, with an official economy figure of 37.2mpg. CO2 emissions of 178g/km push it into an even higher tax band, which means it costs £225 a year to tax.

But in either version of the Corsa, you’re likely to see an average real-world fuel economy figure of around 31mpg.

When the time comes to sell, the more expensive Corsa will have shed fractionally more of its value than the Fiesta, too. But don’t expect to recoup much of the £3,000-plus premium you’ll pay for the Clubsport model. That version is simply too expensive to recommend in the first place.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR insurance group

The standard Vauxhall Corsa VXR falls into insurance group 30, but the hotter Corsa VXR Clubsport is four groups higher, in group 34.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR warranty

Now that Vauxhall has ended its lifetime warranty offer, the Corsa is now covered by the brand’s standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty. That puts it on par with most of its rivals.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR servicing

The Vauxhall Corsa VXR’s service intervals are every 20,000 miles or every 12 months, whichever comes around sooner. VXR models are excluded from Vauxhall’s fixed-price service plan.

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