Why choose a Vauxhall Corsa?
The Corsa remains a firm favourite with British motorists - it’s always near the top of the new car sales charts.
The supermini’s affordable pricing, reliability and cheap insurance has made it a hit with all kinds of drivers since it first went on sale in the UK, in 1993.
The new five-door Corsa is available with a petrol, diesel or electric engine, with high-tech features including an infotainment system, LED headlights and driver assist.
And there are hopes that the new Corsa-e model will make electric motoring more mainstream, as the UK Government looks to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, by 2035.
Frequently asked questions
What Vauxhall Corsa models are available?
The Corsa is available as a three-door or five-door hatchback, with various engine sizes, trim levels and optional extras. Models include the SE, Design, Elite and sporty SRi, which is popular with young drivers.
What insurance group is my Vauxhall Corsa in?
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How much fuel does the Vauxhall Corsa use?
Fuel consumption depends on several factors, including engine type and driving efficiency, but the Vauxhall Corsa's fuel economy ranges between 48 and 88 miles per gallon. A standard 1.2-litre petrol Corsa, for example, can do about 52 miles to the gallon.
This is based on data compiled by the Vehicle Certification Agency. As the fuel consumption figures were obtained under specific test conditions, they may not always be achieved in real-world driving conditions.
Can I get an electric or hybrid Vauxhall Corsa?
New for 2020, the Vauxhall Corsa-e is a pure electric version of the hatchback. It offers a supremely quiet drive and can travel for up to 209 miles on a single charge. According to Vauxhall, it can also achieve an 80% charge in just 30 minutes, if the car is connected to a rapid charger.
How safe is the Vauxhall Corsa?
The Corsa has a solid safety record. It was given a four-star rating when it was independently assessed in 2019 Euro NCAP crash tests, scoring well for both adult and child safety.
- Adult occupant safety: 84%
- Child occupant safety: 86%
- Pedestrian safety: 66%
- Safety assist: 69%
The newer Vauxhall Corsa models also have a range of driver-assist features that can help you stay safer on the roads.
How much does a Vauxhall Corsa cost?
To buy new, a Vauxhall Corsa starts from £15,750 and rises to £30,310, depending on the version. Prices for the Corsa-e start from £27,665, including a £3,000 Government plug-in car grant.
Used models are available for almost any budget. For example, you can currently buy a second-hand 2017 Design for around £7,500, or a 2012 SE for less than £2,500.
Can I cut the cost of my Vauxhall Corsa insurance?
There may be a few ways to get a good deal on your Corsa car insurance. For example:
- Avoid modifying your car in any way – doing so can affect your premium.
- Consider your car’s security features, and where you park it overnight.
- If you’re a young driver, you could add a more experienced named driver to your policy and access cheaper insurance that way. But make sure you’re still listed as the main driver, or you’ll be guilty of fronting.
Where can I find Vauxhall Corsa insurance?
Use our car insurance comparison service to see if you could save. Simply give us a few details about yourself and your car, and we’ll do the rest.
If you need to do research on the cost of insurance for other makes and models of car, you can check out our manufacturers page for plenty of helpful information.
What do I need to get a quote?
To get a Vauxhall Corsa car insurance quote you’ll need to provide us with your:
- Name, age and address
- Registration number or model and age of car
- Annual mileage
- Job title
- Length of no-claims discount
- Details of your driving history such as accidents and motoring convictions
From the Motor team
“With its small engine size, the Vauxhall Corsa typically falls into a low insurance group and tax band. This makes it a great option for new and young drivers – or anyone looking for a reliable and economical everyday car.”
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