Ford Focus ST-2 v SEAT Leon 2.0T FSI FR - specifications

 SEAT LeonFord Focus ST-2
On-the-road price/total as tested"£16,995/£16,995""£19,120/£22,420"
"Retained value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£8,277/48.7 per cent""£8,623/45.1 per cent"
Running costs (pence per mile)48.753.5
Engine/capacity "4cyl in-line/1,984cc turbo""5cyl in-line/2,522cc turbo"
Peak power "197/5,100 bhp/rpm""222/6,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "280/1,750 Nm/rpm""320/1,600 Nm/rpm"
Transmission "6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/space saver55 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/folded) "341/1,166 litres""385/1,247 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,418/503kg""1,437/528kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.7 metres/N/A11.7 metres/0.31Cd
Euro NCAP rating/insurance grp/cost Four stars/14/£339 Five stars/17/£566
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/2yrs SEAT""3yrs (60,000)/1yr (RAC)"
Service intervals/UK dealers"10,000 miles/116""12,500 miles/714"
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service £124/£255/£124£135/£135/£230
30-70 thru gears 6.5secs5.6secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 3.1/4.2secs3.0/3.6secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 5.1/6.8secs5.4/6.5secs
Top speed 142mph150mph
Braking 60-0/30-0mph 36.6/9.5 metres35.4/8.5 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph62/48.7/62/70dB61/43/63/71dB
Auto Express economy/range26.2mpg/317 miles23.9mpg/289 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 25.7/45.6/35.8mpg20.5/41.5/30.4mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket190g/km/25 per cent224g/km/31 per cent
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£935/£1,696""£1,304/£2,371"
Airbags/parking sensors/front foglightsSix/no/yesSix/£300/yes
Air-con/power fold mirrors/leather trimYes/no/noYes/no/no
Alloy wheels/met. paint/xenon lightsYes/£350/£870Yes/£350/yes
Auto gearbox/sat-nav/CD changer"No/£1,595/no""No/£2,000/yes"
EBD/traction/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/no
Electric sunroof/rear windows/mirrors£310/yes/yes£500/£175/yes
Multifunc. steering/adjust reach/rakeYes/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Remote lock/trip computer/alarmYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Split/fold rear seats/IsofixYes/yes/yesYes/yes/no-cost option


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