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Ford Fiesta vs Vauxhall Corsa

The Ford Fiesta vs the Vauxhall Corsa: which comes out on top?

When it comes to the most popular superminis on the market, the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa top the list, year-on-year. With a strong reputation for high performance, reliability and style, it is easy to understand why these models are the nation's favourites. But how do you make the final choice between the two? Carbase takes a look at what both cars have to offer.

The Ford Fiesta

With highly responsive steering, an Aston Martin-style grille design and a fantastic new dashboard, the Ford Fiesta is a pleasure to drive. The motorist gets the benefit of a decent amount of interior space, as well as guaranteed quality and refinement. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Fiesta is also quite cheap to run, which is always an added bonus.

On the downside, the Fiesta is not the cheapest when looking at other models of a similar spec and the boot is considered to be quite small. Furthermore, the new dashboard does have a bit of a plastic feel to it and may not look the best when compared with other models of the same spec. Overall, however, the Ford Fiesta is a great choice for anyone looking for a bit of style and reliability at this price point.

The Vauxhall Corsa

If you're looking for a car that's highly reliable, fun to drive and cheap to maintain, the Vauxhall Corsa is an excellent choice. Peacefully quiet to drive, the Corsa also has the added benefit of a well-balanced suspension, making every journey relaxed and comfortable. The initial cost is lower than its main rival, the Fiesta, and it is also inexpensive to insure and to run - making it a great all-rounder. Despite the fact that Vauxhall hasn't revolutionised the exterior design since previous versions, it's still easy on the eye with its smooth lines and reshaped headlights. Ultimately, the Vauxhall Corsa comes in a neat little package with more economy, refinement and safety systems than ever before.

The result

It seems that in this case, the Vauxhall Corsa is the winner by a nose. It ticks all the boxes and is the cheaper option of the two. The dashboard has a more expensive feel, the drive is ever so slightly more comfortable and you definitely have more room inside the car.

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