Hottest hatches shoot-out - specifications

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On the road price/total as tested"£21,965+/£24,035+""£20,000*/£20,000*""£23,815/£25,245""£21,995/£24,305"
Residual value (after 3yrs/30k miles)N/A"£8,960*/44.8%^"N/A"£9,434/42.9%"
Running costsN/AN/AN/AN/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,406/£2,812""£1,240/£2,480""£1,286/£2,572""£1,144/£2,288"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£2,642/£4,404""£2,491/£4,152""£2,989/£4,982""£2,226/£3,710"
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/costN/A/£370/F/£210N/A/N/A/F/£21035/£446/F/£21036/£518/F/£210
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£145/£190/£230"£550 (5yr/62,500m)"£258/£258/£258£130/£280/£130
Length/wheelbase"4,357/2,640mm""4,276/2,635mm""4,228/2,625mm""4,216/2,578mm"
Height/width"1,497/1,839mm""1,443/1,785mm""1,437/1,777mm""1,501/1,759mm"
Engine"5cyl in-line/2,522cc""4cyl in-line/1,998cc""4cyl in-line/1,998cc""4cyl in-line/1,984cc"
Peak power "256/5,500 bhp/rpm""198/7,800 bhp/rpm""230/5,500 bhp/rpm""227/5,500 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "400/2,500 Nm/rpm""193/5,600 Nm/rpm""310/2,000 Nm/rpm""300/2,200 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver50 litres/foam60 litres/none55 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "385/1,247 litres""485/1,352 litres"N/A"350/1,305 litres"
Kerbweight/payload"1,392/468kg""1,267/433kg""1,230kg/N/A""1,357/543kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.7 metres/N/A11.8 metres/N/A11.2 metres/0.35CdN/A/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/1yr""3yrs (90,000)/3yrs""3yrs (60,000)/2yrs""3yrs (60,000)/1yr"
Service intervals/UK dealers"12,500 miles/781""12,500 miles/196""12,000 miles/330"Variable/223
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.20th/26th3rd/6th33rd/30th17th/23rd
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/2/904/4/3/955/N/A/2/445/4/3/89
0-60/30-70mph6.6/4.8 secs7.1/6.1 secs5.9/5.6 secs7.0/5.8 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.0/2.1 secs3.6/4.9 secs2.8/4.8 secs2.9/4.1 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 5.2/3.8 secs6.9/10.5 secs6.1/11.0 secs5.3/8.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "150mph/2,500rpm""146mph/3,500rpm""147mph/2,500rpm""152mph/2,650rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 46.6/33.0/8.9m53.3/39.1/9.6m45.2/32.9/8.2m47.1/34.1/8.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph62/42/62/71dB60/39/62/70dB63/56/66/70dB58/43/62/71dB
Auto Express economy/range19.8mpg/240 miles21.0mpg/231 miles17.5mpg/231 miles23.5mpg/284 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 20.5/41.5/30.4mpg22.2/40.4/31.0mpg24.4/42.2/33.2mpg25.0/44.8/34.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket330/224g/km/32%311/215g/km/31%373/199g/km/27%278/194g/km/26%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£200Six/yes/DFOOne/no/noSix/yes/£325
Auto box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/noNo/yes/yesNo/yes/no"£1,330/yes/£280"
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£250Yes/Alcantara/no£460/no/noYes/Alcantara/£225
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£395/yes/noNo/no/no£375/no/noYes/yes/£765
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth£800/y/y/£150"£1,400/£505/y/£365"No/no/no/no"£1,480/£355/y/DFO"

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