Can a Corsa 1.4 tow a caravan?

In this blog post, we will answer the following question: Can a Corsa 1.4 tow a caravan? We will discuss the new Vauxhall Corsa and what it has to offer.

Can a Corsa 1.4 tow a caravan?

We wouldn’t expect a Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 to tow a full-sized caravan. However, as long as you don’t exceed the maximum towing capacity of the car, you can rely on a Corsa 1.4 to pull a lightweight caravan or camping trailer. 


To meet these characteristics, Vauxhall has designed the Corsa as a converted city car, which provides enough space for short trips in cities and has a value of fuel consumption as low as possible.

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Towing Capacity


Car Model
Unbraked Towing CapacityBraked Towing Capacity
Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SE 5dr Auto hatchback550 Kg800 Kg
Vauxhall Corsa 1.4T [100] ecoFLEX Energy 3dr [AC] hatchback special eds580 Kg1150 Kg
Vauxhall Corsa 1.4T [100] Limited Edition 3dr hatchback special eds580 Kg1150 Kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (1993 – 2000) 1.4 16V CDX 3d450kg850kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (1993 – 2000) 1.4 16V CDX 3d Auto450kg950kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (1993 – 2000) 1.4 16V CDX 5d450kg850kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (1993 – 2000) 1.4 16V CDX 5d Auto450kg950kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2000 – 2004) 1.4i 16V Comfort 3d Auto450kg1000kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2006 – 2014) 1.4 Design (AC) 3d500kg1000kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2006 – 2014) 1.4 Exclusiv (AC) 5d Auto500kg1000kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2006 – 2014) 1.4 Exclusiv 5d Auto500kg1000kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2006 – 2014) 1.4 SRi (AC) 5d500kg1000kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2006 – 2014) 1.4i 16V (100bhp) SE 5d Auto500kg1000kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2006 – 2014) 1.4i 16V (100bhp) SXi 5d Auto500kg1000kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2006 – 2014) 1.4i 16V Club 5d Auto500kg1000kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2006 – 2014) 1.4i 16V SXi 3d Auto (AC)500kg1000kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2014 onwards) 1.4 (75bhp) Design 3d550kg800kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2014 onwards) 1.4 (75bhp) SRi Vx-line 5d550kg800kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2014 onwards) 1.4 Elite 5d550kg800kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2014 onwards) 1.4 SRi 5d550kg800kg
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2014 onwards) 1.4T (100bhp) SRi Vx-line 5d580kg1150kg
Vauxhall CORSA HATCHBACK 1.4 Design 3dr550 kg800 kg
Vauxhall CORSA HATCHBACK 1.4T [100] ecoFLEX SE 3dr580 kg1,150 kg
Vauxhall CORSA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDS 1.4T [100] ecoFLEX Energy 3dr [AC]580 kg1,150 kg
Vauxhall CORSA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDS 1.4T [150] Red Edition 3dr580 kg1,200 kg

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The new Vauxhall Corsa 

The new generation has completely changed the targets, the German engineers wanting to offer customers a higher comfort than before. The new Corsa is a sober and very refined car when it comes to road behaviour. Get behind the wheel and you will immediately recognize the characteristic of the running gear specific to the larger Astra and Vectra models.

The new Corsa comes with an offer of space within the class limits and excels only for the front passengers. Here, everything is about as good as in the compact Astra. In the back, two people live well together, but for very long distances there is an insufficiency in terms of knee space.

Even so, the interior of the car rises to the fame of the brand. The dashboard is ergonomic and is made of good materials.

The car in the test was a Corsa at the Cosmo equipment level, so the top of the line. This variant includes features such as piano grey inserts, multifunction steering wheel and CD30 radio.

In addition, GM has equipped our car with adaptive headlights, an automatic air conditioning system or a very beneficial sunroof on hot days.

In terms of visibility, the Corsa is not very good due to the massive uprights. The rear-view mirrors are also too small, but they offer correct visibility.

Vauxhall Corsa – Engines

If so far everything seemed ok, then it’s as if Vauxhall said it’s time to introduce a disadvantageous variable. The weak point is of course the engine under the hood. It has a displacement of 1.4 litres and offers a maximum power of 90 hp. Even if at first sight they seem quite a lot, the reality contradicts these figures.

This 1.4-litre engine is a very good option for a Vauxhall like the Agile, but for the Corsa, it is certainly not a solution. The culprit for this problem is of course the very heavyweight of the car.

The five-speed manual transmission is very accurate and has well-synchronized ratios, but if the engine is insufficiently powerful, these advantages do not emerge in everyday life. 

With a full tank, four people and a fully loaded trunk, the weight of the Corsa reached around 1.4 tons. To further complicate the driver’s life, the on-board computer displayed an average fuel consumption of 11-13 litres for a constant speed of 130 km / h on the highway.

We admit that the car was loaded almost to the maximum and the air conditioning system worked all the time, but this value of consumption was still too high. From this experience, we recommend a 1.3 litre or 1.7-litre CDTI diesel engine with 125 hp.

The latter engine is of Isuzu origin and seems to be the only one that is able to offer a good compromise between faster road behaviour and moderate fuel consumption.

At the body level, the Corsa is now more styled than ever, proposing some restyled elements. The interior does not follow the same coordinates, being surprisingly spacious and with excellent modularity. The driving position can be adjusted for all heights, but the plunged windshield and uprights limit visibility.

Despite the fact that quality materials are used, the shades of grey and black do not relax the atmosphere but keep it in the spirit of German brands. The chromatic elements still save the situation, the best example being the gearbox that seems detached from the landscape. Dynamically, the Corsa 1.4 l and 100 hp seem the perfect compromise between sportiness and fuel consumption.

With about 500 dollars more expensive than 1.2 85 hp petrol and also 500 dollars, but cheaper than 1.3 75 hp diesel, the 1.4 l four-cylinder petrol engine is ideal for those who are used to travelling extra-urban distances and to carry out a maximum turnover of 20,000 km per year. 

To get the 100 hp, the 1.4 l engine must be used at around 3,000 rpm, a value that in the fifth gear ensures an average speed of about 100 km / h and a consumption of 5.7 l displayed by the on-board computer.

The Corsa has passed the maturity test well, and the 1.4 l petrol engine remains the best offer for those who also choose extra-urban roads.

Final thoughts

The conclusion is that this engine makes the Corsa just a city car. The purchase price of the variant with five doors and Cosmo equipment level is $13,550 with all taxes included. Options such as automatic air conditioning, headlights or electric sunroof make this car cost over $14,000.

Do you have a question for us? Please let us know if we can be of any help. 

FAQ on Can a Corsa 1.4 tow a caravan?

What weight caravan can a Vauxhall Mokka tow?

A Vauxhall Mokka can tow a braked caravan that weights up to 1600 kgs (depending on the model), and an unbraked caravan of 500 kgs maximum weight.

How much can a Vauxhall Insignia tow?

A Vauxhall Insignia can tow a maximum braked weight of  1600 kg and a maximum unbraked weight of 750 kg.

Can a Vauxhall Crossland tow a caravan?

A Vauxhall Crossland can successfully tow a small or medium caravan. The car’s towing capacity ranges from 650 to 840 kg. 

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