Roads to glory - specifications

 MINIRenaultsport ClioFord Focus ST-2Volkswagen Golf GTI
On-the-road price/total as tested"£15,995/£17,245""£15,995/£18,170""£19,595/£22,420""£20,360/£22,705"
"Retained value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/AN/A"£9,406/48.0 per cent""£10,465/51.4 per cent"
Running costs (pence per mile)42.1 (old car)42.35454.2
Engine/capacity "4cyl/1,598cc turbo""4cyl/1,998cc""5cyl/2,522cc turbo""4cyl/1,984cc turbo"
Peak power "175/5,500 bhp/rpm""194/7,250 bhp/rpm""222/6,000 bhp/rpm""197/5,100 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "260/1,700 Nm/rpm""215/5,550 Nm/rpm""320/1,600 Nm/rpm""280/1,800 Nm/rpm"
Transmission "6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/run-flats55 litres/foam sealant55 litres/space saver55 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/folded) 160/680 litres"288/1,028 litres""385/1,247 litres""350/1,305 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,205/375kg""1,240/450kg""1,437/528kg""1,336/524kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.7 metres/0.33Cd11.4 metres/N/A11.7 metres/0.31Cd10.9 metres/0.32Cd
Euro NCAP rating/insurance grp/cost N/A/N/A/N/A Five stars/15/£386 Five stars/17/£566 Five stars/17/£490
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/3yrs MINI"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs AA""3yrs (60,000)/1yr RAC""3yrs (60,000)/1yr RAC"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/156"12,000 miles/339""12,500 miles/714"Variable miles/250
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service £150 (tlc package)£225/£225/£225£135/£135/£230£260/£280/£260
0-60/0-100mph6.5/16.0 secs6.9/18.7 secs6.4/15.5 secs6.6/16.6 secs
30-70 thru gears 5.7 secs5.9 secs5.6 secs5.8 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 2.9/4.1 secs4.3/5.4 secs3.0/3.6 secs2.9/3.9 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 5.1/6.2 secs7.3/9.2 secs5.4/6.5 secs5.4/7.2 secs
Top speed 140mph134mph150mph145mph
Braking 60-0mph 35.4/8.8 metres34.0/8.8 metres35.4/8.5 metres35.6/9.2 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph62/39/61/67dB57/41/64/70dB 59/42/61/66dB62/39/63/67dB
Auto Express economy/range30.8mpg/339 miles 24.3mpg/294 miles23.9mpg/289 miles 28.2mpg/341 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 31.7/49.6/40.9mpg23.1/39.8/31.7mpg20.5/41.5/30.4mpg26.2/44.8/35.3mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket164g/km/19 per cent209g/km/27 per cent224g/km/31 per cent192g/km/24 per cent
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£669/£1,216""£950/£1,727""£1,336/£2,430""£1,082/£1,968"
Airbags/Isofix/park/rain sensorsSix/yes/£210/noEight/yes/no/£150Six/NCO/£300/£250Six/yes/£295/yes
Air-con/clim ctrl/tyre press. monitor£660/£890/yesYes/£275/£250Yes/xx/noYes/yes/yes
Auto gearbox/met paint/xenons"£1,060/£280/£460"No/£360/£500No/£350/yes"£1,370/£335/£725"
Elec roof/windows/folding mirrors£670/yes/£160£600/yes/£100£500/yes/no£495/yes/£180
Height adjust/leather/heated seatsYes/£930/£200Yes/no/noYes/no/£250"Yes/£1,645*/£1,645*"
M’func steering/adjust reach/rake£170/yes/yesYes/yes/yesNo/yes/yes£350/yes/yes
Remote lock/trip computer/alarm Yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/Bluetooth/MP3/CD changer"£1,500/£770/yes/£290"No/no/£150/£350"£2,000/£250/no/yes""£1,665/no/no/£405"
Traction/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/TBAYes/yes/yesYes/yes/noYes/yes/£270

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