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 MINI John Cooper WorksFord Focus RS Subaru Impreza Sti
On-the-road price/total as tested"£20,780/£24,860""£24,995/£27,390""£26,040/£26,040"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)""£11,263/54.2%"N/A"£9,140/35.1%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£873/£1,745""£1,649/£3,299""£1,822/£3,646"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£1,842/£3,070"N/A"£2,156/£3,593"
Insurance group/quote34/£41338/£42440/£541
Road tax band/annual costD/£145F/£210G/£400
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£150 (5yrs tlc)£220/£270/£220£250/£550/£250
Length/wheelbase"3,730/2,467mm""4,402/2,640mm""4,415/2,625mm"
Height/width"1,407/1,683mm""1,497/1,842mm""1,475/1,795mm"
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,598cc""5cyl in-line/2,522cc""Flat four/2,457cc"
Peak power "208/6,000 bhp/rpm""301/6,500 bhp/rpm""301/6,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "280/1,850 Nm/rpm""440/2,300 Nm/rpm""407/4,000 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/run flat62 litres/sealant60 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "160/680 litres""385/1,247 litres""301/1,216 litres"
Kerbweight/payload"1,205/450kg""1,467/543kg""1,505/475kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.7 metres/0.36Cd12.2 metres/0.38Cd11.0 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs""3yrs (60,000)/1yr""3yrs (60,000)/3yrs "
Service intervals/UK dealers"variable/148""12,500 miles/781""10,000 miles/79"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.25th/20th20th/26th8th/3rd
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/3/2/76 (2004)5/4/2/90 (2004)N/A
0-60/30-70mph6.2/5.4 secs5.9 secs^/N/A4.7/4.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 2.7/3.6 secsN/A2.6/4.4 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 4.8/5.3 secsN/A4.9/8.9 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "148mph/2,900rpm"163mph"155mph/2,700rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 44.4/33.6/8.4mN/A45.7/33.9/8.3m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/47/55/73dBN/A61/46/62/72dB
Auto Express economy/range26.8mpg/295 milesN/A22.9mpg/302 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 30.7/50.4/40.9mpg21.0/40.3/30.5mpg27.4/34.4/20.5mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket243/165g/km/21%N/A/225g/km/33%285/243g/km/35%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/noSix/yes/£750*Six/yes/£165
Auto box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/noNo/yes/noNo/yes/yes
Clim ctrl/leather/heated seats£225/£975/£210£750*/£500^^/noYes/yes/no
Met paint/xenons/keyless go£330/£445/no£395/yes/yes£352/yes/no
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£1,470/£315/yes/£285""£1,500*/yes/yes/£200""£1,740/y/y/n**"
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