Has the most stylish car of 2009 arrived already? - specifications

 Renault Laguna Coupé 2.0 dCi 180 GTVolkswagen Passat CC 2.0 TDI 170 GT
Engine: "2.0-litre 4cyl, 177bhp""2.0-litre 4cyl, 168bhp"
0-60mph:9.0 seconds9.1 seconds
Economy: 32.8mpg 34.7mpg
Why? Latest Laguna has had a lukewarm reception. Can stylish Coupé lift French car’s fortunes"Rakish lines add style to saloon, while four-door layout means it’s still practical"
On the road price/total as tested"£23,832/£27,182""£23,170/£27,195"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)"N/A"£10,681/46.1%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,096/£2,193""£880/£1,761"
"Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)""£1,785/£2,974""£1,687/£2,811"
Insurance group/quote34/£33625/£336
VED band/costE/£170D/£145
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£237/£309/£237£235/£396/£235
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,995cc""4cyl in-line/1,968cc"
Peak power "177/3,750 bhp/rpm""168/4,200 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "400/2,000 Nm/rpm""350/1,750 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel66 litres/foam70 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 423 litres/N/A532 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,539/478/1,500kg""1,466/494/1,800kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.1m/0.31Cd11.4m/0.29Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (100k)/2yrs AA3yrs (60k)/1yr VW
Service intervals/UK dealers"12,000/330"Variable/223
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos33rd/30th17th/23th
0-60/30-70mph9.0/8.5 secs9.1/8.5 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 3.3/4.9 secs3.4/5.5 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 6.1/8.9 secs6.8/9.9 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "139mph/2,100rpm""132mph/2,000rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.9/35.7/9.2m50.1/36.6/9.3m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph65/46/59/67dB66/44/57/65dB
Auto Express economy/range32.8mpg/476 miles34.7mpg/534 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 32.8/51.3/43.4mpg39.2/61.4/50.4mpg
Actual/Claimed CO2/tax bracket231/172g/km/23%218/159g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix pointsSix/yesSix/yes
Auto box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yes"£1,295/yes/£205"
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£300"Yes/£1,445/£1,445^"
Metallic paint/xenon lights£450/yes£375/£865
Parking sensors/keyless go£400/yes£525**/£305
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£2,200*""£1,215/£235/ y/£300"

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