Passat R36 vs 9-3 Turbo X - specifications

 Volkswagen Passat R36Saab 9-3 Turbo X
On-the-road price/total as tested"£32,175/£37,035""£33,600/£39,175"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£10,296/32.0%""£13,104/39.0%"
Running costs/contract hireN/A/£643N/A/£638
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£2,252/£4,504 ""£2,352/£4,704"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)""£3,232/£5,387""£3,587/£5,978"
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost36/£577/G/£40041/£530/G/£400
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£180/£250/£180£224/£320/£224
Length/wheelbase"4,774/2,709mm""4,870/2,675mm"
Height/width"1,517/1,820mm""1,498/1,802mm"
Engine"V6/3,597cc ""V6/2,792cc turbo"
Peak power "296/6,600 bhp/rpm""276/5,300 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "350/2,400 Nm/rpm""400/1,900 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd semi-auto/4wd6-spd man/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel68 litres/full size58 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "513/1,641 litres""419/1,287 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,747/603/2,200kg""1,690/370/1,600kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.4 metres/0.31Cd11.7 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3y (60,000)/1y VW ""3y (60,000)/3y AA"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/259"18,000 miles/101"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.17th/23rd16th/18th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/2/89*5/n/a/1/40*
0-60/30-70mph5.7/5.7 secs 6.5/6.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.0/4.1 secs 3.5/5.0 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.0/7.9 secs 6.0/7.8 secs
Top speed155mph (limited)155mph (limited)
Revs at 70mph in 6th"2,600rpm""2,400rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.1/36.3/8.9m46.1/33.2/8.5m
Auto Express economy/range20.8mpg/311 miles18.6mpg/237 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 19.2/34.9/26.9mpg17.1/36.2/25.7mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket314/249g/km/35%351/263g/km/35%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/yes Six/yes/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control"Yes/yes/£1,575 ""Y/£1,200**/£1,150 "
Climate control/leather/heated seats£365/yes/£305Yes/yes/no
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless goYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/Bluetooth"£2,115/£235/£575""£2,430/yes/£375"

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