Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi ecoFlex

Vauxhall's aging Corsa continues to fight its corner in the competitive supermini segment.

Vauxhall Corsa ecoFLEX front action

Vauxhall's aging Corsa continues to fight its corner in the competitive supermini segment and it's helped greatly in that task by one of the most economical cars on sale. The Corsa 1.3 CDTi ecoFlex offers combined cycle returns of 85.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 88g/km, which is not to be sniffed at.

The engine is on the noisy side and dosen't offer the strongest performance but it's more than adiquate for urban driving. The Corsa is still one of the most practical superminis in the class. Opening the tailgate reveals a usefully low loading lip and a competitive 285 litres of boot space. Fold the rear bench flat and the capacity increases to 1,100 litres (or 1,050 in the three-door model).

A false boot floor provides extra flexibility, so it’s a shame it’s only available as an option on higher specification versions. As is the clever bicycle rack, that slides out from behind the rear number plate at the touch of a button. There is a decent amount of head and legroom for rear seat passengers, though, and the cabin is packed with useful storage.

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