Diesel hot-hatch duel - specifications

 Citroen DS3Ford Fiesta
On the road price/total as tested£15,900/£17,650£16,395/£ 17,090
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£413/£827£5,951/36.3%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,614/£2,690£426/£853
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)18/£465/C/£30£1,666/£2,777
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost£199 (3 years/30k)12/£438/B/£20
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£195/£195/£295
Height/width4cyl in-line/1,560cc1,433/1,722mm
Engine109/3,600 bhp/rpm4cyl in-line/1,560cc
Peak power 270/2,000 Nm/rpm89/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 6-spd man/fwd212/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 48 litres5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacityFoam sealant40 litres
Spare wheel285/980 litresFoam sealant
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 1,090/522kg295/979 litres
Kerbweight/payload10.4 metres1,011/539kg
Turning circle3yrs (60k)/1yr10.2 metres
Basic warranty/recovery12,500 miles/2103yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers12,500 miles/781
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.26th/20th*24th/27th*
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars87/71/35/55/4/3/92**
0-60/30-70mph9.6/10.0 secs12.4/13.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.8/5.1 secs5.3/6.8 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.1/9.4 secs10.9/N/A secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 118mph/2,100rpm111mph/2,500rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.8/35.2/9.0m49.3/34.3/8.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/42/64/73dB64/47/64/71dB
Auto Express economy/range41.6mpg/439 miles40.3mpg/355 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 50.4/72.4/62.8mpg54.3/78.5/67.2mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket182/118g/km/13%188/110g/km^/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£400*Four/yes/£275
Air-con/leather/heated seatsYes/£800/noYes/£600/no
Auto box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yesNo/yes/no
Met paint/auto lights/keyless start£410/£400*/no£445/£100/£150

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