New Ka vs rivals - specifications

 Fiat 500 1.2 LoungeFord Ka 1.2 ZetecVolkswagen Fox 1.2 UrbanRenault Twingo 1.2 Extreme
On the road price/total as tested"£9,500/£9,710""£9,295/£10,005""£7,168/£8,328""£8,122/£9,151"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)""£4,465/47.0%""£3,774/40.6%""£3,276/45.7%""£3,062/37.7%"
Running costsN/AN/A23.0ppm27.6ppm
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£190/£380£186/£371.80£229/£459£244/£487
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£1,283/£2,139""£1,192/£1,987""£1,297/£2,162""£1,198/£1,997"
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost6/£213/B/£352/£250/B/£351/£181/C/£1207/£219/C/£120
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£712 (3yr plan)£431 (3yr plan)£128/£150/£128£193/£193/£193
Length/wheelbase"3,546/2,300mm""3,620/2,300mm""3,828/2,465mm""3,600/2,367mm"
Height/width"1,488/1,627mm""1,505/1,658mm""1,544/1,660mm""1,470/1,654mm"
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,242cc""4cyl in-line/1,242cc""3cyl in-line/1,198cc""4cyl in-line/1,149cc"
Peak power "68/5,500 bhp/rpm""68/5,500 bhp/rpm""54/4,750 bhp/rpm""59/5,250 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "102/3,000 Nm/rpm""102/3,000 Nm/rpm""108/3,000 Nm/rpm""93/2,500 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity35 litres35 litres50 litres40 litres
Spare wheelSpace saverSealantFull sizeSpace saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 185/550 litres224/747 litres"260/1,016 litres"230/959 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight865/440/800kg940/380kg/N/A978/432/700kg980/340kg/N/A
Turning circle/drag coefficient9.2 metres/0.32Cd9.4 metres/0.34Cd10.7 metres/0.34Cd10.9 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3y (60,000)/1y AA""3yrs (60,000)/1yr""3yrs (60,000)/1yr""3yrs (60,000)/2yrs"
Service intervals/UK dealers"18,000 miles/160""12,500 miles/781""10,000 miles/223""18,000 miles/330"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.36th/29th20th/26th17th/23rd33rd/30th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/3/2/774/3/2/684/4/2/824/N/A/2/39
0-60/30-70mph13.3/14.7 secs13.5/15.2 secs18.1/23.4 secs16.1/18.3 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 7.5/12.2 secs7.7/13.2 secs6.9/10.4 secs8.0/11.2 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "99mph/3,000rpm""99mph/3,250rpm""92mph/3,500rpm""96mph/3,500rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.6/36.6/9.1m48.5/36.7/9.2m54.4/38.7/10.1m54.4/39.6/9.9m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph67/45/63/69dB63/44/62/70dB67/42/66/71dB67/44/63/70dB
Auto Express economy/range36.6mpg/282 miles39.4mpg/303 miles36.2mpg/398 miles39.2mpg/345 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 44.1/65.7/55.4mpg44.8/64.2/55.4mpg37.2/54.3/46.3mpg39.2/61.4/50.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket178/119g/km/10%166/119g/km/10%180/144g/km/16%166/130g/km/15%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£245Two/yes/£196Two/yes/DFOFour/yes**/£245
Air-con/leather/heated seatsYes/£636/no"Yes/£685/£1,000*"£925/no/£191£538/no/no
Auto box/stability/cruise control£705/£196/noNo/£392/noNo/£436/noNo/£196/£245
Met paint/xenons/keyless go£367/no/no£367/no/no£343/no/no£367/no/no
Sat-nav/aux-in/BluetoothDFO/yes/yesDFO/yes/£196DFO/no/noDFO/£220/no

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