VW Passat CC vs Alfa 159 - specifications

 VW Passat CCAlfa Romeo 159
On the road price/total as tested"£21,040/£25,290""£22,755/£25,355"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A"£8,829/38.8%"
Running costs/contract hireN/A/£42164.7ppm/£413
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,010/£2,020""£1,411/£2,822"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)""£1,909/£3,182""£2,749/£4,581"
Insurance group/quote/VED band/cost22/N/A/E/£17022/£351/F/£210
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£248/£353/£248£170/£350/£170
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,798cc""4cyl in-line/2,198cc"
Peak power "158/5,000 bhp/rpm""185/6,500 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "250Nm/1,500rpm""230/4,500 Nm/rpm"
Transmission Six-spd man/fwdSix-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/full-size70 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 532 litres/N/A405 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,430/490/1,500kg""1,445/N/A/1,500kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.4 metres/0.29Cd11.1 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/1yr VW3yrs (unltd)/3yrs AA
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/254Variable/46
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos17th/23rd19th/21st
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/A5/4/1/83
0-60/30-70mph8.3/8.0 secs8.7/8.3 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 4.4/5.8 secs4.6/6.6 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 8.6/11.8 secs9.0/10.8 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "137mph/2,300rpm""139mph/3,200rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.4/34.7/8.7m48.6/35.8/9.2m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph58/44/61/67dB57/42/62/69dB
Auto Express economy/range33.4mpg/514 miles23.2mpg/357 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 27.2/47.1/37.2mpg22.1/39.8/30.7mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket195/180g/km/24%281/218g/km/31%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£525Seven/yes/£200^
Auto box/stability/cruise control"£1,310/yes/£205"No/yes/yes
Clim control/leather/heated seats"Yes/£1,445*"Yes/£600/£200
Metallic paint/xenon headlights£365/£865£400/£480
Sat-nav/CD changer/Bluetooth"£1,215/£235/£445""£1,350/£300/yes"

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