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Octavia vs Megane vs Golf vs Civic - specifications

 Skoda Octavia TSI EleganceHonda Civic i-VTEC SEVolkswagen Golf SRen. Megane Expression
On the road price/total as tested£14,560/£16,500£14,540/£14,912£15,075/£16,300£14,850/£15,150
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£5,678/39.0%N/A/N/AN/A/N/A£5,183/34.9%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£524/£1,048£436/£872£633/£1,266£564/£1,129
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,705/£2,841£1,423/£2,372£1,599/£2,665£1,320/£2,200
Insurance group16121313
Road tax band/annual costD/£ 145C/£120E/£170D/£145
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£210/£210/£290^£540 for 3yrs£230/£275/£230^£221/£266/£248
Length/wheelbase4,569/2,578mm4,255/2,620mm4,199/2,578mm4,295/2,641mm
Height/width1,462/1,769mm1,460/1,765mm1,479/1,786mm1,471/2,037mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,390cc4cyl in-line/1,339cc4cyl in-line/1,595cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc
Peak power 122/5,000 bhp/rpm99/6,000 bhp/rpm100/5,600 bhp/rpm108/5,500 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 200/1,500 Nm/rpm127/4,800 Nm/rpm148/3,800 Nm/rpm151/4,250 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/full size50 litres/sealant55 litres/sp. saver60 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 560/1,350 litres485/1,352 litres350/1,305 litres372/1,162 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,265/660/1,200kg1,244/446/1,200kg1,157/623/1,200kg1,215/425/1,300kg
Turning circle/drag coefficientN/A/N/A10.2 metres/N/A10.9 metres/N/A10.9 metres/0.33Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/3yrs3yrs (90k)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs(60k)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers10,000 miles*/13512,500 miles/19610,000 miles*/22318,000 miles/330
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.2nd/2nd3rd/6th17th/23rd33rd/30th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./overall4/4/2/814/4/3/9597/84/61/5 stars5/4/2/87
0-60/30-70mph9.1/9.0 secs11.5/11.5 secs10.8/10.4 secs10.3/10.3 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 5.2/6.7 secs6.9/10.6 secs5.7/8.5 secs5.4/7.6 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 9.1/13.5 secs13.6/19.8 secs12.2secs/N/A9.6/14.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 126mph/2,400rpm110mph/3,500rpm117mph/3,400rpm121mph/3,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.3/36.9/9.4m48.5/35.9/8.9m48.9/35.5/9.1m48.1/35.3/9.3m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/37/63/71dB57/40/62/70dB59/38/61/71dB60/40/64/71dB
Auto Express economy/range28.8mpg/348 miles34.5mpg/379 miles30.7mpg/371 miles37.2mpg/491 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 32.1/53.3/42.8mpg38.7/56.5/47.9mpg29.1/50.4/39.8mpg30.4/50.4/40.9mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket227/154g/km/18%189/135g/km/15%213/166g/km/21%175/163g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsFour/yes/yesSix/yes/£416Seven/yes/£390^Six/yes/£300
Auto box/stability/cruise control£1,085/£365/yes£685/yes/no£1,175/yes/£210No/yes/£250
Climate control/alloys/heated seatsYes/yes/£250Yes/yes/noYes/£365/no£450/£300/no
Metallic paint/foglights/keyless go£400/yes/no£372/DFO/no£395/£210/no£395/£180/yes
Sat-nav/aux socket/Bluetooth£1,540/yes/£150£469/yes/£347No/£315+/noNo/£200**
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