Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic, sophisticated and urbanite

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

There are now no less than five generations of Opel Corsa. The German utility vehicle is a veteran, it has been on the market since 1982 and they have sold more than 12 million Of units. For our country, this model takes on even more prominence, since the Corsa is produced in the Figueruelas factory (Zaragoza). The generational change took place last July 2014 and since then this fifth generation has not left anyone indifferent.

This new model was criticized initially for having carried out a light renovation, understood simply as a makeover by many of his followers. However, although this new Corsa shares a platform with the previous one, the improvements are visible. with an aesthetic modernized and an interior where its finishes are improved and incorporate the , we can qualify the new model as a great step forward.

Renewed design

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

The Corsa 2015 has been impregnated with the new image of the German manufacturer. Its features have been renewed and one of its benchmarks to follow is the Opel Adam. Both models follow a fairly similar line of sight in some aspects. But this model has also grown, not in size, since it is only 2 centimeters longer than the previous model, but rather we could say that it 'has grown older' and reminds us of the Astra more than ever.

One of the key changes for this aesthetic leap is its front. Specifically, the headlights are the element that give it the most personality. Can be optionally equipped some bi-xenon with LED daytime running lights that further enhance its appearance. When we move to the side of the car the rib is noticeable at the bottom of the doors. This element was already released in the Insignia and adds rigidity to its appearance. The rear is the part that most evokes the previous generation due to its shapes. In it we find that the pilots have grown in size and reminiscent of their older brothers, giving a more mature image.

state-of-the-art interior

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

When we open the doors of the new Corsa is when we perceive a great qualitative advance. The evolution is patent and makes boast of technology For the fourth corners. A higher quality is perceived in its materials and a greater degree of customization is accepted. Behind the steering wheel we have a small screen that welcomes the instrumentation. It is 3,5 inches and from it we can control aspects that range from the basics, such as mileage or consumption, to more advanced ones such as the pressure of each tire or the seconds that separate us from the vehicle in front of us.

But the protagonist in our Corsa is the 7 inch touch screen from where we control the Intellilink multimedia system . It is located in the center console, its use is quite intuitive and practically any aspect of the vehicle can be configured. It is also compatible with Apple's Android and iOS systems and allows us to use apps very useful, like the browser BringGo. Its price is affordable 250 Euros, yes, while we are driving it is convenient not to pay more attention than necessary or we may have the occasional scare. Below the screen are the climate controls, which are at a fairly low height, making it a bit difficult to use.

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

In general, the interior is quite spacious, taking advantage of the space content that characterizes utility vehicles to offer some spacious front seats and comfortable, while the rear ones will not create a problem due to their height, although two adults will travel better than three, since the central square is practically face-to-face. We find plenty of storage compartments distributed throughout the cabin making it easy to store the things that usually fill our pockets. As for the trunk, its capacity is 285 liters, it is not very big, but it falls within the average of the vehicles in its segment. It includes a mobile tray that can be placed in two different positions to distribute the load space.

complete equipment

Opel Corsa alloy wheel

Our unit had almost all the extras offered on this model. We have said that one of the aspects for which he wanted to stand out was technology and this is evident. On a visual level, it has the striking bi-xenon headlights that will help when we drive at night, the large and striking inch wheels 17 and a solar roof with which we can enjoy the sun on our heads. However, what is really interesting is the number of elements that help driving and improve our safety at the wheel. It has cruise control that alerts you when you get too close to the car in front, this is done thanks to the Opel Eye front camera. Your system signal recognition also benefits from this element.

In the rear-view mirror we have a sneak, which is the blind spot warning, where a little light will be illuminated if a car is overtaking us on that side. The vehicle also has a lane change warning, which warns us if we unintentionally exceed the lines of the road. Parking is 'a piece of cake' thanks to the rear view camera and the front and rear sensors, but also, if parking is complicated, we can use a parking attendant that is capable of finding a gap and directing us in the maneuver.

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

Comfort is enhanced with a few heated seats, which will come in handy on cold winter days, but which we have not dared to use due to the high temperatures during the days we tested the Corsa. The steering wheel is another of the elements that are heated and also has a pleasant touch thanks to the fact that it is covered in leather. After this complete list of vehicle equipment, it is surprising to see that for the rear windows there are no electric windows and we have to open them. by means of a crank like old times.

dynamic behavior

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

We start the engine, it is the atmospheric gasoline of 1,4 liters and 90 horses. The alternatives in gasoline are two atmospheric ones, one with 75 CV and this one with 90 that occupies our test; and two turbocharged, where we have the new 1.0 Ecotec with three cylinders and 115 hp that we already had the opportunity to try and this same 1.4 that raises its power to 100 hp. In diesel the options are more limited and we can only choose the engine 1.3 CDTi with two power levels: 75 or 95 horsepower. All engines have been adapted and comply with Euro 6 regulations.

For those who are wondering about a more powerful alternative, we recently talked about the Opel Corsa OPC. This model has a much more sporty approach and its image is more radical. It has the 1.6 Turbo engine with a power of 207 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque in its function OverBoost. It completes the 0 to 100 km / h in 6,8 seconds, acceleration that makes the driver stick to the Recaro seats that are standard. To acquire this model in Spain you will have to pay a price of 22.100 euros, far surpassing that of the normal Corsa, as we will see later.

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

Turning the key brings the engine to life. Its sound practically does not reach the interior, it is a vehicle that it is well insulated, although when cold we get a small vibration that will disappear over the course of the kilometers. We started rolling with the Corsa, the seats seem quite comfortable and we did not feel discomfort after driving for a long time. Comfort has been sought more than cornering grip and it is somewhat understandable, since this vehicle does not have such a sporty approach. Its contained size makes it very agile and makes it feel comfortable in the city, which is its natural habitat. The Start&Stop system It works wonderfully and prevents us from wasting fuel at traffic lights or traffic jams.

Its center of gravity has been lowered by 5mm, so it is now more stable. Its chassis offers the configuration Comfort with the 15 or 16 inch wheels and receive the configuration Sport with the 17-inch ones and optionally with the 16-inch ones. Despite having the Sports, la Suspension felt a bit soft to us. This aspect improves its comfort in the face of speed bumps and other annoying aspects of the urban core. When we got out on the highway, we noticed some contradiction. The address that we had found useful for maneuvering in tight spaces seems too direct on the open road. And that we had not connected the "City" function that increases assistance in the direction. It is also noticeable that the atmospheric power is quite limited and we will have to accelerate hard to find an answer.

Easytronic 3.0

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

Easytronic gear selector. There are no paddles behind the wheel.

We hadn't said it, but yes, our unit was equipped with the robotized manual transmission Easytronic 3.0, Opel's alternative to the traditional manual and automatic. It can only be combined with the 1.4 atmospheric propeller that we carry and it has five speeds. Its use is simple and you can choose between automatic mode (D), where the box will change for us, and a Manual mode, in which we will have to change gears sequentially tapping forward to upshift or backward to downshift.

In both cases the changes come in a quite slow, but it is in the automatic mode where we find the occasional 'but'. Sometimes it goes up a gear sooner than we would like and at a fairly low rpm, being somewhat uncomfortable when we face hills. In this case, it will force us to step on the accelerator fully, so that the change reduces a gear and we can climb without problems. In this aspect it misses a Sport mode for the change or some similar solution that would allow to speed up and lengthen the march a little more in some situations.

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

The approved consumption for this engine with this change is situated in 4,7 l / 100km with emissions of 110 g/km. As you can imagine, this figure seems impossible in real life. Along the 600 kilometers behind the wheel of the Corsa, our marker shows some not inconsiderable 6,0 l / 100km. Very efficient driving was not sought, however, it bothers us that consumption is practically at the same level as the 1.0 Turbo that we already tested, taking into account that it has more power and a more lively behavior. It should be noted that approximately 75% of our journeys have been made on the motorway, a fact that helps to lower the consumption of the small utility vehicle.

Botton line

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

The Opel Corsa is a very worthy choice among those looking for a state-of-the-art utility vehicle. In a voracious market and with powerful rivals such as Seat Ibiza, Renault Clio, Volkswagen Polo or Ford Fiesta; this car stands out with technology by flag. This model, which in previous generations was popular with a younger audience, will also achieve adept among middle-aged people thanks to its new design that combines dynamism with poise and sobriety.

The price? In Spain the three-door version part of 13.540 euros without aid and to opt for the five-door versions the price is increased by 525 euros, leaving a fairly competitive price. Although it is true that if we want to have a version like ours, with more complete equipment and full of extras, its value would exceed 21.000 euros and we would have to pay a final price of around 18.000 euros, with discounts corresponding.

Equipment Opel Corsa


Vauxhall Corsa Expression

  •  Hill start assist
  • Height and depth adjustable multifunction steering wheel
  • tire pressure sensor
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Steel wheels with hubcaps
  • One-piece folding rear seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Air Conditioning
  • Six airbags (disconnectable passenger)
  • ISOFIX anchorages in rear seats
  • halogen daytime running lights
  • Electrically adjustable mirrors
  • CD radio with Bluetooth, USB and AUX

Selective (add to Expression)

Vauxhall Corsa Selective

  • Leather steering wheel
  • 16″ alloy wheels
  • 60/40 folding rear seat
  • interior chrome
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Cruise control
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Body color handles

Excellence (adds to Selective)

Opel Corsa Excellence

  • Front seats with pockets in the backs
  • Two-tone dashboard
  • Leather handbrake lever
  • Door sills with Opel lettering
  • On-board computer
  • Front fog lamps
  • bi-xenon headlights
  • LED ambient lighting
  • Exterior chrome accents
  • heated mirrors

Prices Opel Corsa

Test Opel Corsa 1.4 90 CV Easytronic

Motor Change Finished price 3p price 5p
1.4 75HP manual 5v Expression 13.605 € 14.065 €
1.4 90HP manual 5v Expression 14.105 € 14.565 €
1.3 CDTi 75CV manual 5v Expression 15.755 € 16.215 €
1.4 90HP manual 5v Selective 15.205 € 15.665 €
1.4 90HP Easytronic 5v Selective 16.255 € 16.715 €
1.4 90HP AT 6v Selective 16.620 € 17.080 €
1.4 90CV LPG manual 5v Selective 16.705 € 17.165 €
1.4 Turbo 100HP manual 6v Selective 16.005 € 16.465 €
1.0 Turbo 115HP manual 6v Selective 17.305 € 17.765 €
1.3 CDTi 75CV manual 5v Selective 15.855 € 16.315 €
1.3 CDTi 95CV manual 6v Selective 16.155 € 17.615 €
1.4 90HP manual 5v Excellence 16.895 € 17.355 €
1.4 90HP Easytronic 5v Excellence 17.945 € 18.405 €
1.4 Turbo 100HP manual 6v Excellence 17.695 € 18.155 €
1.0 Turbo 115HP manual 6v Excellence 18.995 € 19.455 €
1.3 CDTi 95CV manual 6v Excellence 18.845 € 19.305 €
1.6 Turbo 210 HP manual 6v OPC 25.328 € -

Prices do not include promotional discounts or aid such as the PIVE Plan.

Editor's opinion

Opel Corsa 1.4 90 HP Easytronic
  • Editor's rating
  • 3.5 star rating
14.065 a 19.455
  • 60%

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  • Exterior design
    Publisher: 75%
  • interior design
    Publisher: 80%
  • front seats
    Publisher: 70%
  • rear seats
    Publisher: 60%
  • Trunk
    Publisher: 65%
  • Spring Suspension
    Publisher: 70%
  • Consumption
    Publisher: 75%
  • Comfort
    Publisher: 80%
  • Price
    Publisher: 75%


  • Technological equipment
  • New Design
  • Price


  • naturally aspirated engine
  • Easytronic 3.0 transmission
  • direction too direct

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