Vauxhall Corsa VXR hatchback (2007-2015) - Practicality & boot space

The Vauxhall Corsa VXR is only available as a three-door, which limits practicality

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Because the Vauxhall Corsa VXR is only available as a three-door, it isn’t as practical as cars like the Volkswagen Polo GTI and Renault Clio Renaultsport, which are available as five-door hatchbacks.

The Corsa is fairly easy to park, thanks to its compact dimensions and long doors that make it easy to climb in and out of – although watch out for tight parking bays, where they can be a struggle.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR interior space and storage

Space is generous up front, but the sloping roof of the three-door Corsa means headroom in the rear is somewhat limited. And even then, only two friends will really be able to fit in – the middle seat is rather small, but at least the cushion isn’t raised.

There’s plenty of storage space inside, for which the VXR can thank its more humble origins. There’s a tray under the passenger seat, door pockets that can swallow a drinks bottle and a cup-holder between the seats. There’s also a space under the stereo that’s big enough to hold a mobile phone.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR boot space

The boot is just about adequate – again, you can thank the sporty three-door body shape for that. The boot opening is small, which makes loading bigger items, such as prams or suitcases, tricky.

There’s a false floor, which allows you to store rarely used luggage out of the way. With the floor in place, the boot and the boot lip are at one level, and the seats fold reasonably flat. The official capacity is 285 litres – slightly less than the 290 litres offered by the Ford Fiesta ST and the 300 litres you get in the Renault Clio Renaultsport.

No spare tyre is included – you get a puncture repair kit instead.

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