The Vauxhall Corsa B is the second generation of the Vauxhall Corsa, and remained in production from 1993 until 2000. Today, the Corsa B is an inexpensive second-hand supermini or city car. If you are thinking about buying a Corsa B, learning about the top three features of this car may help you make up your mind.
Vauxhall Corsa B Compact Body and Design
The Vauxhall Corsa B is a compact supermini that is easy to park and drive in small city streets. Despite that, it seats four, and depending on the body model you choose, also fits a variety of cargo. The five-door Vauxhall Corsa B hatchback is the largest model, and it is excellent for city driving and parking. The Corsa B is also one of the better-looking superminis from its generation, and although some of its competitors outpower it, it makes a stylish second-hand car. The interior includes two front bucket seats, a single back seat, interior upholstery, a backlit dash, and a minimum of electronics, including a dash clock and radio.
Vauxhall Corsa B Side Safety Rating
While the safety of the Vauxhall Corsa B is average for frontal and rear end collisions, the car scores well on the side collision test. Corsa B features a single driver airbag, but does protect the driver's head and chest area during a side crash. Other good safety areas on the Corsa B include the knee area and neck area during frontal collisions. Because the Corsa B is mostly intended for slower driving, and in fact, usually has difficulty maintaining very fast speeds, the highest impact risk is on the sides, if you are driving in a city.
Vauxhall Corsa B Engine
Corsa B models feature several engines including petrol and diesel options, but all of them are small, versatile, and economic. The compact design allows the Corsa B to get good fuel mileage. For example, the 1.2 litre petrol version averages between 6 and 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres depending on where and how you are driving. Carbon dioxide emissions are between 88 and 170 grams per kilometre. The result is a lightweight vehicle that drives briskly enough for most drivers, and offers mostly reliable performance.