Vauxhall Corsa: The Natural Ford Fiesta Replacement?
03 February 2024

Vauxhall Corsa: The Natural Ford Fiesta Replacement?

They say that all good things must come to an end.

They say that all good things must come to an end. Many car lovers will be saying exactly this about the demise of the Ford Fiesta, which stopped being produced by the company in July 2023.

The Fiesta has been a model that Ford has created and championed for 47 years. With a distinctive design and decades as one of the leading small vehicles on the market, the Ford Fiesta will be missed by many. 

In fact, the Ford Fiesta is the UK’s all-time best selling car. Which proves that small models with a nippy style, sleek look and strong design have an important place on the market.

And while Ford will no longer be delivering new versions of the Fiesta, there are alternative models that tick the same boxes as the Ford Fiesta.

An obvious example is the Vauxhall Corsa. This sophisticated, efficient vehicle has long been a competitor to the Fiesta and has recorded fantastic sales numbers in recent years. In fact, the Corsa is now the UK’s best-selling new car, and for good reason.

In this blog, we look at why people are choosing to invest in the Vauxhall Corsa, and how this model is a natural Ford Fiesta alternative.

What similarities do the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa share?

Both the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa can be described as subcompact cars or supermini cars, and share similar dimensions. This makes both cars efficient and great for urban driving.

Each offers a range of engine options, while both are available in manual and automatic transmissions.

Both models offer an interior design that has been created to maximise space, efficiency and comfort within the constraints of a subcompact car.

Both feature great infotainment and connectivity features, as well as leading safety technologies. 

The Fiesta and Corsa both have strong fuel efficiency, and tend to come at a similar price point. 

Given this then, anybody who has previously opted for a Ford Fiesta can see why a Vauxhall Corsa would be a reasonable next port of call now the Fiesta has been discontinued.

What differs between the Ford Fiesta and the Vauxhall Corsa?

Naturally, there are some differences between the two models. They both have their own distinctive design language, reflecting the design philosophy of its respective manufacturer. This can be seen across the exterior styling, the interior layout and the overall aesthetics of both the Fiesta and Corsa.

The driving experience will differ, though generally the feel and size of the car means this will be fairly minimal compared to driving other makes and models of vehicle.

Engine performance, technology and infotainment offerings can also vary between the two models.


What kind of driver may a Vauxhall Corsa appeal to?

One of the big draws of the Ford Fiesta is the practicality of the vehicle. The model combines an efficient design with enough space to ensure that it can meet the requirements of a driver.

This means that you can use the Ford Fiesta on a family holiday and have everybody travel in comfort, while a driver can still use it for nipping in and around an urban location without feeling that the car was overwhelmingly large and finding the driving experience difficult.

There are many drivers out there who prefer a car that feels manageable in size and doesn’t hog the road. If you fall into this category, then the Ford Fiesta is likely to appeal. In fact, this is likely one of the reasons behind the success of this model over the years.

If this sounds like you, then the same principles are likely to apply when looking for a new vehicle. But with the Ford Fiesta no longer being constructed, finding another car that ticks these boxes becomes a priority.

This is where the Vauxhall Corsa comes into the frame so well. With similar dimensions but ample space, the Corsa is a fine alternative for nippy drives around city locations, while also more than capable of coping with the rigours of suburban and rural driving too.

The Corsa’s driving experience is also similar to the Fiesta in terms of vehicle handling. If you have become accustomed to parking in certain sized spaces with the Fiesta for example, then the process around parking the Corsa will not be radically different.

Should I choose a Vauxhall Corsa as a Ford Fiesta replacement?

Ultimately, the choice of car you go for will depend on a number of personal factors based on your preferences and previous driving experiences. 

But if you are fond of the Ford Fiesta and want a new car that delivers a comparable experience, then few options match up with the Vauxhall Corsa.

Bear in mind as well that the Corsa is not a new model that hasn’t garnered a solid reputation yet. The consistently high sales and positive sentiment the Corsa has have come about for good reason.


The Vauxhall Corsa is a trusty and reliable supermini that delivers on a number of positive fronts. So if you are unsure where to turn next now that the Ford Fiesta is decommissioned, the Vauxhall Corsa is a truly viable option.

Buy the new Vauxhall Corsa at Thurlow Nunn

Thurlow Nunn is one of the leading Vauxhall dealerships in the country, with locations across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. 

We stock a superb range of Vauxhall Corsa models as part of our broad Vauxhall range. For example, the new Vauxhall Corsa is now available at an on the road price of £19,275, or just £129 a month (terms and conditions apply).

Coming with an eye-catching vizor and stunning exterior, outstanding features and technologies, as well as Electric and Petrol engine types, the new Vauxhall Corsa is truly something special.

We also have a host of used Vauxhall Corsas available to buy, with outstanding value for anybody keen to find their Ford Fiesta replacement, or simply looking for a quality used vehicle.

To test drive and buy a new or used Vauxhall Corsa, simply plan a trip to your nearest Thurlow Nunn location. You can find yours here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Thurlow Nunn and we are confident that you will find the best vehicle for your needs from our excellent range.