Superminis are enjoying unprecedented popularity, and have become increasingly popular with families. But choosing the right model is never easy, particularly when there is a range of impressive models to select from. Two of the most popular options are the Ford Fiesta and the Vauxhall Corsa, and we’ve taken a look at the relative strengths of each car below.
Design-wise, both are attractively built. The Ford Fiesta is a smooth, rounded vehicle, with a bold trapezoid grille and wraparound rear headlights. The Vauxhall Corsa is focused on providing additional cabin space and its higher roof provides more head room. That said, the Fiesta’s interior matches that of the Corsa for space in almost every other regard, and its smaller frame makes it a city vehicle with unparalleled manoeuvrability.
Technology within the cabin is often now a deciding factor when people choose cars, and the Ford Fiesta is packed with innovative additions. Functions like cruise control are more commonly associated with bigger cars, and the cutting-edge Ford SYNC system has become a huge favourite. It allows you to control the entertainment system and your phone without using your hands. The Vauxhall Corsa also contains useful features like electric power steering, and it’s based on a sports chassis, allowing for excellent handling. But when it comes to all-round functionality and driving enjoyment it’s hard to beat the Ford Fiesta.
Performance has been at the heart of the Fiesta’s enduring success, and Ford’s newest EcoBoost engines continue the trend, using some 21 percent less fuel than their predecessors. A 1.6-litre diesel unit can achieve class-leading fuel economy of 85.6mpg on the combined cycle, saving considerable amounts of cash. Petrol and EcoFlex turbo diesel options are available for the Vauxhall Corsa, which boasts fuel economy of around 55mpg – impressive, but a league below the Fiesta.
Overall, both the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa fully deserve their
strong reputations. But when it comes to supermini performance, style
and functionality, the Fiesta is our number one pick. To find out more
about the nippy model, please contact Essex Auto Group Ford today – you
could drive away in a Fiesta with the new 63 number plate.