Giulietta Cloverleaf vs Golf GTI - specifications

 Volkswagen Golf GTI DSGGiulietta Cloverleaf
On-the-road price/total as tested£24,880/£28,020£24,495/£31,195
Residual values (3yrs/30,000)£11,345/45.6%N/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,144/£2,289£1,176/£2,352
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,993/£3,322£2,173/£3,621
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost32/£380/H/£18031/£520/I/£200
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£250 (3yrs)£162/£347/£197
Length/wheelbase4,213/2,578mm4,351/2,634mm
Height/width1,501/1,786mm1,465/1,798mm
Engine4cyl turbo/1,984cc4cyl turbo/1,742cc
Peak power 207/5,300 bhp/rpm231/5,500 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 280/1,700 Nm/rpm340/1,900 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver60 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 350/1,305 litres350 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,318/552/1,400kg1,320/505/1,300kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/N/A10.9 metres/0.31
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yrs 3yrs (unltd)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/22318,000 miles/46
Driver Power 2008 car/dealer position17th/22nd23rd/21st
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points97/84/61/597/85/63/5
0-60/30-70mph6.6/6.0 secs7.1/6.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.1/4.2 secs3.8/4.9 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 5.9/6.7 secs6.8/9.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 148mph/2,500rpm150mph/2,500rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.5/33.7/9.0m51.4/37.6/9.2m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/41/59/69dB60/58/62/69dB
Auto Express economy/range31.5mpg/381 miles28.9mpg/381 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 28.2/48.7/38.7mpg26.2/48.7/37.2mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket207/170g/km/23%226/177g/km/24%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£420*Six/yes/£250
Auto box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/£225No/yes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,815/£365^Yes/yes/£250
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£430/£1,110/no£490/£700/no
Sat-nav/MP3/Bluetooth connectivity£1,700/yes/£240£1,200/yes/yes

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