Size matters - specifications

 Ford MondeoVauxhall VectraHonda AccordVolkswagen Passat
On the road price/total as tested"£22,895/£22,895""£25,090/£25,090""£22,155/£28,052""£23,657/£24,022"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£8,654/37.8 per cent""£9,233/36.8 per cent""£9,793/44.2 per cent""£10,409/44.0 per cent"
Running costs/Contract hire56.3ppm/£43766.8ppm/£51854.1ppm/£41858.2ppm/£444
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,058/£1,923""£1,490/£2,710""£1,023/£1,861""£1,301 /£2,366"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000 miles)""£1,178""£1,432""£1,145 ""£1,369"
Insurance group/quote 9/£41311/£31912/£35413/£303
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£119/£188/£195£185/£280/£185£218/£358/£280£320/£390/£320
Length/wheelbase "4,830/2,850mm""4,839/2,830mm""4,750/2,670mm""4,774/2,709mm"
Height/width"1,512/1,886mm""1,503/1,798mm""1,495/1,760mm""1,517/1,820mm"
Engine"4cyl/1,997cc turbo""4cyl/1,910cc turbo""4cyl/2,204cc turbo""4cyl/1,968cc turbo"
Peak power"138/4,000 bhp/rpm"148/4000 bhp/rpm"138/4,000 bhp/rpm"168/5000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque"320/1,750 Nm/rpm""315/2,000 Nm/rpm""340/2,000 Nm/rpm"350/1750 Nm/rpm
Transmission"6-spd, man/fwd""5-spd, auto/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, DSG/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 70 litres/space saver60 litres/space saver65 litres/foam sealant70 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down)"554/1,745 litres""530/1,850 litres""626/1,707 litres""513/1,641 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,668/607/1,800kg""1,556/599/1,500kg""1,602/500/1,500kg""1,534/636/1,800kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.5metres/N/A11.2metres/0.29Cd11.0 metres/0.32Cd11.4 metres/0.30Cd
Basic warranty/recovery"3y (60,000)/1y Ford""3y (60,000)/1y Vaux""3y (90,000)/3y Honda""3yrs (60,000)/1yr VW"
Service intervals/UK dealers "12,500 miles/781""20,000 miles/500""12,500 miles/205"Variable/259
0-60/30-70mph9.4/9.2 secs9.7/9.7 secs8.9/8.6 secs7.8/7.3 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.7/5.8 secs3.8 secs 4.0/6.0 secs3.0/4.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.6/10.3 secs5.8 secs7.6/10.2 secs6.2/8.4 secs
Top speed 127mph130mph122mph135mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.6/34.4/9.0 metres48.6/35.9/9.6 metres46.6/34.0/8.9 metres50.5/37.2/9.3 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph64/43/58/65dB65/44/60/66dB61/43/62/69dB66/44/58/65dB
Auto Express economy/range45.1mpg/694 miles37.1mpg/490 miles46.4mpg/663 miles38.8mpg/597 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 37.2/57.6/47.9mpg29.4/51.4/40.4mpg36.7/57.6/47.9mpg32.8/49.6/42.2mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket156g/km/21 per cent189g/km/27 per cent155g/km/21 per cent177g/km/25 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSeven/yes/£400/yesSix/yes/£425/yesSix/yes/£425/yesSix/yes/£355/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control"£1,100/yes/yes"Yes/£400/yesNo/yes/yesYes/yes/£205
Clim cont/electric/leather/heated seats"Yes/£250/£1,250/yes"Yes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/yes"Yes/yes/£1,445"
Elec sunroof/met paint/xenon lights£500/£350/£300£600/£350/£850Yes/£400/yes£515/£365/£815
Elec tailgate/rail retention systemNo/noYes/noYes/no£285/£185
Multifunc. steering/adjust reach/rakeYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes£160/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£1,200/yes/yes/£150"Yes/yes/no/£300"£1,400/y/n/£1,400""£1,650/£160/£575"

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