Vauxhall Corsa hatchback - Practicality & boot space
A five-door only bodystyle boosts practicality but the back seats are slightly cramped
Another major change for the latest Corsa is Vauxhall's decision to ditch the three-door variant. Three-door cars have been falling out of popularity in recent years, mainly because getting in and out of the back or accessing a child seat is much more difficult. Modern styling techniques have also come up with neat tricks to make five-doors look just as sporty as their three-door counterparts.
Vauxhall Corsa interior space & storage
Rear doors certainly benefit access the Corsa’s back seats and children will be happy once positioned, but the rear doors are quite narrow. Toddlers may be able to kick the back of the front seats, so adults are likely to find the space a little tight. That's especially the case if the front passengers are fairly tall because kneeroom isn't massive. The lower roofline also makes the Corsa's back seats feel considerably tighter than in a SEAT Ibiza or Hyundai i20.
The Corsa's boot measures 309 litres, so it's slightly larger than the 285 litres of its predecessor, pips the 292-litre boot found in the Ford Fiesta but fails to match the Volkswagen Polo's surprisingly large 351-litre boot. The Corsa-e’s boot is a meagre 267 litres because of the space taken up by the battery.
With the exception of the 74bhp engine and the Corsa-e, all models can tow a braked trailer weighing up to 1,200kg or an unbraked trailer up to 580kg. This means you should be able to pull a small trailer to the dump or haul a small caravan, but anything bigger is likely to be too heavy.