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Vauxhall Corsa hatchback - Reliability & safety

All the latest safety kit is fitted, including pedestrian detection

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.0 out of 5

With independent crash-test body Euro NCAP consistently making its tests more difficult in recent years, the Vauxhall Corsa scored well with a four-star safety rating overall thanks in part to improved safety technology. The rating matches that of the previous Corsa, which was tested back in 2014 under the testing regulations of that time.

Reliability and owner satisfaction could be better. While the Corsa’s 28th-place finish out of the top 75 cars is a huge improvement on the old model, it was only rated 53rd place for reliability.

Vauxhall Corsa reliability

In our 2021 Driver Power survey, the latest Vauxhall Corsa beat key rivals like the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta. Electrical issues were cited as the most common fault. Customers were impressed with engines, running costs and value.

Safety

When crash-tested by Euro NCAP, the Corsa received a four-star rating - the same score as the new Peugeot 208 with which it shares a lot of parts. While the Corsa scored strongly in most areas, with 84% and 86% for adult and child occupant protection respectively, like the 208, the Corsa was marked down for poor whiplash protection for rear seat adult passengers.

Safety kit is certainly impressive, with features such as front collision warnings and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a speed limiter, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition.

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