Hot Hatch shoot-out - specifications

 MINI John Cooper WorksHonda Civic Type R GTRenaultsport Clio 197 Cup
On the road price/total as tested"£20,995/£21,800""£19,000/£20,400""£14,995/£16,170"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A/N/A"£11,191/58.9%""£7,258/48.4%"
Running costs/contract hireN/A/N/A58.2ppm/£33549.7ppm/£288
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£882/£1,764""£1,178/£2,356""£810/£1,620"
"Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)""£2,010/£3,351""£2,360/£3,933""£2,208/£3,680"
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost34/£553/D/£14534/£416/F/£21030/£403/F/£210
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£150 (5yrs tlc)£190/£330/£260£230/£260/£400
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,598cc""4cyl in-line/1,998cc""4cyl in-line/1,998cc"
Peak power (bhp/rpm) "208/6,000""198/7,800""194/7,250"
Peak torque (Nm/rpm) "260-280/1,850""193/5,600""215/5,550"
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/run-flats50 litres/foam seal55 litres/foam seal
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 160/680 litres"485/1,352 litres""288/1,028 litres"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.7 metres/0.36Cd11.8 metres/N/A11.4 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/3yrs"3yrs (90,000)/3yrs""3yrs (60,000)/3yrs"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/148"12,500 miles/205""12,000 miles/330"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos25th/20th3rd/6th33rd/30th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/3/2/764/4/3/955/4/1/81
0-60/30-70mph6.9^^/5.6 secs7.1/6.3 secs6.9/6.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.1/4.0 secs3.9/5.1 secs4.0/5.0 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 4.9/5.7 secs7.5/9.9 secs7.2/9.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "148mph/2,900rpm""146mph/3,400rpm""139mph/3,400rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 45.7/33.6/8.6m46.5/34.4/8.4m44.9/33.3/8.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/47/65/73dB60/43/64/71dB57/43/64/71dB
Auto Express economy/range32.4mpg/356 miles27.6mpg/304 miles29.5mpg/357 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 30.7/50.4/40.9mpg22.2/40.4/31.0mpg24.3/43.4/33.2mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket201/165g/km/21%236/215g/km/31%221/199g/km/27%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£215Eight/yes/£425Six/yes/DFO
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seats"£1,650+/£1,000^/£205"Yes/no/no"£525/£1,175/no"
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£280/£465/£360£380/no/yes£360/no/no
Tyre pres warn/stability/cruise ctrlYes/yes/£170No/yes/yesNo/yes/no
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£1,500/£295/y/£505++""£1,400*/£475/£225"No/no/£175/£250

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