Facts and figures

Chevrolet CruzeSkoda Octavia
On-the-road price/total as tested£18,685/£19,130£18,470/£18,470
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£5,923/31.7%£6,483/35.1%
Depreciation£12,762£11,987
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£633/£1,267£626/£1,252
Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)£1,642/£2,737£1,821/£3,035
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost20/£355/C/£3015/£331/C/£30
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£349 (3yrs/30k miles)£129/£249/£129
Length/wheelbase4,510/2,685mm4,569/2,578mm
Height/width1,477/1,797mm1,462/1,769mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,686cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc
Peak power128/4,000 bhp/rpm104/4,400 bhp/rpm
Peak torque300/2,000 Nm/rpm250/1,500 Nm/rpm
Transmission6spd man/fwd5spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel60 litres/repair kit55 itres/repair kit
Boot capacity (seats up/down)413/883 litres585/1,455 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,429/513/1,200kg1,275/675/1,400kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/N/A10.2 metres/0.30Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery5yrs (100k)/1yr AA3yrs (60k)/3yrs RAC
Service intervals/UK dealers10k miles (1yr)/11310k miles (1yr)/135
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.N/A1st/3rd
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars96/84/34/527/37/17/4**
0-60/30-70mph9.9/10.1 secs10.7/10.8 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.9/5.5 secs4.9/8.9 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th7.8/11.3 secs11.3 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph124mph/2,000rpm118mph/1,950rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph50.7/36.5/9.0m49.9/36.3/9.7m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph71/54/61/69dB74/53/63/70dB
Auto Express econ. (mpg/mpl)/range47.9/10.6/632 miles43.2/9.5/523 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined51.3/72.4/62.7mpg49.6/72.4/62.8mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined11.3/15.9/13.8mpl10.9/15.9/13.8mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket158/117g/km/17%175/119g/km/17%
Airbags/ISOFIX/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/yesFour/yes/yes
Clim control/leather/heated seatsYes/1,500*/£1,500*£485/no/£280
Met paint/auto lights/auto wipers£445/yes/yes£460/£175/£175^
M-function wheel/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yesYes/£400/£230
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£750/yes/noYes/yes/yes

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