New VW Golf MkVI vs rivals - specifications

 Volkswagen Golf TDI 140 GT DSG 5drHonda Civic i-CTDi EX GT 5drRenault Mégane dCi 130 DynamiqueFord Focus TDCi Titanium 5dr
On the road price/total as tested"£20,537/£21,364""£20,500 (est)""£17,518/£19,867""£19,036/£20,969"
Residual value (after 3yrs/30k miles)"£8,564/41.7%"N/A/N/A"£6,236/35.6%""£6,567/34.5%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£780/£1,560""£738/£1,476""£631/£1,261""£723/£1,446"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£1,561/£2,602""£1,695/£2,825""£1,440/£2,399""£1,561/£2,602"
Insurance group/quoteN/A/£359N/A/N/A20/£30318/£318
Road tax band/annual costC/£120C/£120C/£120C/£120
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£126/£167/£126"£830 (5yrs/62,500)"N/A"£575 (3yrs/60,000)"
Length/wheelbase"4,199/2,578mm""4,255/2,620mm""4,295/2,640mm""4,337/2,640mm"
Height/width"1,479/1,786mm""1,460/1,765mm""1,471/1,808mm""1,497/1,839mm"
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,968cc""4cyl in-line/2,204cc""4cyl in-line/1,870cc""4cyl in-line/1,997cc"
Peak power "138/4,200 bhp/rpm""138/4,000 bhp/rpm""128/3,750 bhp/rpm""135/4,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "320/1,750 Nm/rpm""340/2,000 Nm/rpm""300/1,750 Nm/rpm""320/2,000 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd DSG/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp.saver50 litres/sealant60 litres/sp. saver53 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "350/1,305 litres""485/1,326 litres""372/1,129 litres""358/1,247 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,322/608/1,500kg""1,468/422/1,500kg""1,310/N/A/1,300kg""1,391/559/1,500kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9m/0.31Cd11.0m/0.31Cd10.9m/N/A10.4m/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/1yr""3yrs (90,000)/3yrs""3yrs (60,000)^/3yrs""3yrs (60,000)/1yr"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/223"12,500 miles/196"18k miles (2yrs)/330"12,500miles/781"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos17th/23rd3rd/6th33rd/30th20th/26th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/3/994/4/3/955/4/2/875/4/2/90
0-60/30-70mph9.5/9.7 secs8.8/8.7 secs9.6/9.5 secs9.6/9.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.6/4.8 secs3.9/5.9 secs3.9/5.1 secs3.6/5.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.1/9.5 secs7.2/9.4 secs7.4/10.2 secs7.0/9.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "129mph/2,000rpm""127mph/2,000rpm""127mph/2,100rpm""126mph/2,000rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 46.7/30.8/8.0m47.6/35.6/9.6m47.5/35.1/8.5m46.8/35.2/8.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph62/43/61/67dB64/44/62/66dB62/47/63/68dB64/42/60/68dB
Auto Express economy/range35.5mpg/429 miles32.7mpg/360 miles 38.5mpg/508 miles35.5mpg/414 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 39.8/62.8/52.3mpg42.2/62.8/53.3mpg45.6/64.2/55.4mpg40.3/62.7/51.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket213/142g/km/19%231/139g/km/18%197/134g/km/18%213/144g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£377Six/yes/yesSix/yes/£294Six/yes/£196
Air-con/leather/heated seats"Yes/£1,615/£328*"Yes/yes/yesYes/£881/£196"Y/£1,615^^/£245"
Auto box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yesNo/yes/yesNo/yes/yes"£1,175/yes/£196"
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£367/no/no£372/no/no£367/£636/yes£387/£538/£489
Sat-nav/USB connector/Bluetooth"£1,517/yes/£367"Yes/yes/yes"£1,566/no/yes"£783**/£196†/£147

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