Golf estate vs rivals - specifications

 VW Golf SportlineRenault Megane Sport TourerSkoda Octavia est.Peugeot 308 SW Hdi
On-the-road price/total as tested"£21,075/£26,925""£20,440/£22,650""£21,835/£22,235""£21,825/£22,195"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)""£9,315/44.2%""£6,541/32.0%""£7,751/35.5%""£6,744/30.9%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£759/£1,517""£736/£1,472""£873/£1,747""£960/£1,921"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£1,368/£2,279""£1,429/£2,382""£1,712/£2,853""£1,661/£2,768"
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost24/£518/E/£12020/£480/E/£12020/£470/F/£12521/£407/G/£150
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£250 (3yrs/30k)£184/£305/£184£230/£280/£230£80/£325/£80
Length/wheelbase"4,534/2,578mm""4,559/2,703mm""4,569/2,578mm""4,500/2,708mm"
Height/width"1,504/1,781mm""1,507/1,804mm""1,468/1,769mm""1,564/1,815mm"
Engine"4cyl/1,968cc""4cyl/1,870cc""4cyl/1,968cc""4cyl/1,997cc"
Peak power "138/4,200 bhp/rpm""128/3,750 bhp/rpm""138/4,000 bhp/rpm""136*/4,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "320/1,750 Nm/rpm""300/1,750 Nm/rpm""320/1,750 Nm/rpm""320/2,000 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/full size60 litres/sp. saver55 litres/full size60 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "505/1,495 litres""524/1,595 litres""580/1,620 litres""674**/2,149 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,495/525/1,500kg""1,366/505/1,300kg""1,410/600/1,400kg""1,650/540/1,400kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/N/A11.0 metres/0.32Cd10.2 metres/N/A10.7 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr VW3yrs (60k)/2yrs AA3yrs (60k)/3y RAC3yrs (60k)/1yr AA
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/223 "18,000 miles/330 ""10,000 miles/135 ""20,000 miles/302 "
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.16th/21th34th/30th1st/2nd35th/26th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./safety97/84/61/715/4/2/87^N/A82/81/53/83
0-60/30-70mph10.3/10.4 secs10.6/10.9 secs9.6/9.1 secs10.3/10.1secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.3/6.8 secs4.2/5.6 secs3.9/6.2 secs4.0/6.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 8.9/12.5 secs7.6/10.5 secs6.9/9.8 secs7.4/11.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "129mph/1,800rpm""127mph/2,200rpm""128mph/2,100rpm""125mph/2,100rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 49.3/35.7/8.9m51.3/37.3/9.1m48.7/36.5/8.8m48.0/36/8.9m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph68/48/61/69dB68/44/62/69dB69/49/63/71dB63/45/61/66dB
Auto Express economy/range44.2mpg/535 miles42.3mpg/558 miles35.3mpg/427 miles36.4mpg/480 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 43.5/68.9/56.5mpg45.5/64.2/55.3mpg40.4/60.1/51.4mpg37.1/57.6/47.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket171/132g/km/18%179/134g/km/18%214/145g/km/20%208/155g/km/22%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£400Six/yes/£300Six/yes/yesSix/yes/£250
Auto box/stability/cruise control"£1,505/yes/yes"No/yes/yes"£1,135/yes/yes""£1,078/yes/yes"
Aux in/Bluetooth connectivityYes/£485£600^^/yesYes/£240 (+ fitting)Yes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seats"£720/£1,730/£340"£400/£900/noYes/yes/yesYes/£900/no
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£410/no/no£395/£650/yesYes/yes/no£400/no/no
Satellite navigation/CD changer"£1,380/£375"Yes/no"£1,390/yes"£690/no

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