Alfa Romeo Giulietta vs Rivals - specifications

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On the road price/total as tested£20,870/£20,870£19,495/£20,235£21,005/£24,055
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£8,390/40.2%N/A£6,470/30.8%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£751/£1,502£584/£1,169£840/£1,680
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,094/£3,489N/A£2,397/£3,995
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost30/£464/F/£12523/£562/E/£11024/£459/G/£155
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£299 (two-year deal)N/A£155/£220/£250
Length/wheelbase4,199/2,575mm4,351/2,634mm4,419/2,685mm
Height/width1,480/1,786mm1,465/1,798mm1,510/1,814mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,390cc4cyl in-line/1,368cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc
Peak power 158/5,800 bhp/rpm170/5,500 bhp/rpm178/5,500 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 240/1,500 Nm/rpm230/2,250 Nm/rpm230/2,200 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver60 litres/sp. saver56 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 350/1,305 litres350 litres/N/A 351/1,216 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,346/569/1,400kg1,290/505/1,300kg1,440/525/1,500kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/N/A10.9 metres/N/A11.0 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/223 18,000 miles/4620,000 miles/404
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.17th/22nd23rd/21st32nd/30th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars97/84/61/597/85/63/595/84/46/5
0-60/30-70mph8.3/8.0 secs8.1/8.0 secs8.5/8.2 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.4/5.2 secs3.7/5.5 secs4.5/6.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 8.0/10.2 secs6.3/9.2 secs8.5/11.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 137mph/2,400rpm135mph/2,600rpm138mph/2,500rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.4/36.4/9.5m51.8/37.5/9.5m48.5/36.3/8.5m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/42/63/75dB64/42/64/74dB59/41/64/72dB
Auto Express economy/range30.8mpg/373 milesN/A26.9mpg/331 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 34.9/54.3/44.8mpg36.2/61.4/48.7mpg32.1/50.4/41.5mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket212/145g/km/18%N/A/134g/km/15%281/159g/km/20%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£420Six/yes/£250Six/yes/£375
Air-con/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,815/£365*Yes/£1,400/£250Y/£1,025/£1,025**
Auto box/stability/cruise control£1,345/yes/yesNo/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£430/no/no£490/£900/no£435/£975^/no
Sat-nav/aux-in/Bluetooth£1,700/yes/£240£1,200/yes•/yes£835/yes/£215

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