Does it pay to trade down? - specifications

 Volvo XC90Accord TourerHyundai i30 EstateRenault G. Modus
On the road price/total as tested"£37,295^/£42,140""£26,210/£28,385""£14,855/£14,705""£12,970/£14,330"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£16,820/45.1%""£12,842/49.0%""£5,912/39.8%""£4,423/34.1%"
Running costs/contract hire83.3ppm/£622.22N/A/£465.8346.1ppm/£314.8740.1ppm/£270.71
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£2,611/£5,221""£1,153/£2,307""£535/£1,070"£337/£674
"Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)""£2,839/£4,731""£1,918/£3,197""£1,550/£2,583""£1,543/£2,571"
Ins. group/quote/VED band/cost39/£517/G/£40024/£409/D/£14516/£271/C/£1208/£246/B/£35
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£207/£321/£207£850 for 5yrs£163/£295/£163£155/£256/£155
Length/wheelbase"4,798/2,857mm""4,740/2,720mm""4,475/2,700mm""4,034/2,575mm"
Height/width"1,743/2,112mm""1,494/1,760mm""1,565/1,775mm""1,586/1,709"
Engine"5cyl/2,400cc""4cyl/2,199cc""4cyl/1,582cc""4cyl/1,461cc"
Peak power (bhp/rpm) "182/4,000""148/4,000""113/4,000""84/3,750"
Peak torque (Nm/rpm)"400/2,000""350/2,000""255/1,900"200/N/A
Transmission 6-spd auto/4wd6-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity (litres)/spare wheel68/no70/space saver53/space saver51/space saver
"Boot capacity (litres, seats up/down) ""249-615/1,837""672/1,702""305-415/1,395""305-410/1,454"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"2,133/615/2,250kg""1,559/541/1,700kg""1,442/478/1,400kg""1,185/430/900kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient13.1m/0.36CdN/A/N/A10.4 metres/N/A10.9 metres/N/A
Basic warranty/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/1yr""3yrs (60,000)/3yrs"5yrs (unltd)/3yrs "3yrs (60,000)/2yrs"
Service intervals/UK dealers"18,000 miles/136"Variable/196 "12,500 miles/156""12,500 miles/321"
Driver Power car/dealer positionN/A/15thN/A/6thN/A/9thN/A/30th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/N/A/2/44N/A4/3/2/81***5/4/1/77**
0-60mph11.0 secs10.0 secs11.2 secs13.0 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 4.4/5.9 secs4.2/6.0 secs4.7/7.5 secs5.1/7.8 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 9.6/13.5 secs7.81/11.0 secs10.9 secs/N/A12.8 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 118mph/N/A"130mph/2,100rpm""117mph/2,500rpm""106mph/2,600rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 54.4/39.3/10.1m52.9/38.0/9.7m52.5/38.6/9.7m49.8/36.5/9.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph70/52/63/70dB69/52/65/71dB61/52/64/72dB65/51/65/71dB
Auto Express economy/range25.0mpg/374 miles37.0mpg/570 miles 45.8mpg/534 miles46.0mpg/516 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 23.7/38.2/31.4mpg37.7/57.6/47.9mpg47.9/65.7/57.6mpg54.3/68.9/62.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket303/239g/km/35%205/155g/km/22%165/128g/km/18%165/119g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yesFour/yes/DFOFour/yes/£250
Auto box/stability/cruise control"£1,400/yes/yes"No/yes/yes"£1,000/yes/no"£500/£200/£250
Clim ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£400^^Yes/part/yesYes/part/noYes/£950/no
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go"£575/£1,000/no"£424/no/no£390/no/no£360/no/no
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£2,550*/£250/y/£205"Yes/yes/yes/yes£495/no/yes/noNo/no/£125/no

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