Britain's best hatchbacks 2011 - specifications

 Ford Focus 1.6 Ecoboost Titanium 5drVolkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI GT 5drBMW 116i Sport 5dr
On-the-road price/total as tested£19,750/£21,870£21,755/£24,690£21,305/£ 23,090
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£6,893/34.9%£8,985/41.3%£9,949/46.7%
Depreciation£12,857£12,770£11,356
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£666/£1,331£825/£1,650£676/£1,352
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,503/£4,172£2,176/£3,626£2,107/£3,511
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost19/£361/E/£11528/£440/F/£13019/£485/E/£115
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£204/£204/£255£299 (3yrs/30k)£300 (5yrs/60k)
Length/wheelbase4,358/2,648mm4,199/2,578mm4,324/2,690mm
Height/width1,461/1,823mm1,465/1,786mm1,421/1,765mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,596cc4cyl in-line/1,390cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc
Peak power 148/5,700 bhp/rpm158/5,800 bhp/rpm134/4,400 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 220/1,600 Nm/rpm240/1,500 Nm/rpm220/1,350 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/space saver55 litres/space saver52 litres/run-flats
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 316/1,101 litres*350/1,305 litres360/1,200 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,333/567/1,500kg1,346/569/1,400kg1,365/530/1,200kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.29Cd10.9 metres/0.31Cd10.9 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (unltd)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers12,500 miles (1yr)/781 Variable/223Variable/154
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.20th/28th15th/24th9th/18th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points92/82/72/5 stars97/84/61/5 starsN/A
0-60/30-70mph8.5/8.4 secs7.8/7.4 secs8.2/8.8 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.9/5.4 secs4.3/5.4 secs4.6/6.7 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.1/9.2 secs6.2/10.0 secs9.3/12.9 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 130mph/2,500rpm137mph/2,500rpm130mph/2,100rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 49.6/35.9/9.2 metres50.1/37.2/2.8 metres47.6/35.1/9.0 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph56/39/58/67dB56/38/63/68dB56/42/58/68dB
Auto Express economy/range29.2mpg/353 miles33.6mpg/407 miles34.7mpg/397 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 36.7/56.5/47.1mpg34.9/54.3/44.8mpg39.2/58.9/49.6mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket223/139g/km/17%194/145g/km/19%188/132g/km/16%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£275^Seven/yes/£440Six/yes/£345
Automatic/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yes£1,345/yes/yes£1,490/yes/£500^
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/no/no£455/£1,890/£380^£650^/£1,115/£265
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£495/no/yes£465/no/no£515/£1,140^/yes
Sat-nav/USB/Bluetooth£750/yes/yes£1,770/yes/£255£1,995^/yes/yes

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