Ford Focus RS Vs Rivals - specifications

 Ford Focus RSMitsu. Evo X FQ330 SSTSub. Impreza WRX STi 330S
On the road price/total as tested£26,395/£28,520£35,999/£35,999£30,350/£30,350
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£11,007/41.7%£13,500/37.5%£10,440/34.4%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,847/£3,695£2,519/£5,039£2,124/£4,249
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,456/£4,093£3,235/£5,392£2,539/£4,231
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost38/£700/K/£21542/N/A/M/£40540/£794/M/£405
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£268/£286/£368£495 for 3yrs£212/£252/£280
Length/wheelbase4,402/2,640mm4,495/2,650mm4,415/2,625mm
Height/width1,497/1,842mm1,480/1,810mm1,475/1,795mm
Engine5cyl in-line/2,522cc4cyl in-line/1,998ccFlat-four/2,457cc
Peak power 301/6,000 bhp/rpm325/6,500 bhp/rpm325/5,400 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 440/2,250 Nm/rpm437/3,500 Nm/rpm470/3,400 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd auto/4wd6spd man/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel62 litres/sealant55 litres/sealant60 litres/sealant
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 385/1,247 litres400/N/A301/1,216 litres
Kerbweight/payload1,468/392kg1,590/450kg1,505/475kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.2 metres/0.38Cd11.8 metres/N/A10.6 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr 3yrs (unltd)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers12,500 miles/78110,000 miles/14210,000 miles/79
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.21st (09)/26th (08)25th (09)/13th (08)6th (09)/3rd (08)
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/2/9081/80/34/5#84/73/72/4#
0-60/30-70mph6.2/5.8 secs5.0/4.6 secs6.0/5.1 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 2.6/3.9 secs2.3/3.4 secs2.5/4.9 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 4.4/7.2 secs4.2/7.0 secs4.5/9.8 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 163mph/2,500rpmN/A/2,800rpm155mph/2,500rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 49.0/35.4/9.4m47.7/34.3/9.0m48.9/34.6/8.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph64/44/65/72dB61/48/66/72dB62/56/65/72dB
Auto Express economy/range24.5mpg/334 miles18.6mpg/225 miles23.7mpg/313 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 21.0/40.4/30.1mpgN/A18.4/28.6/23.7mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket266/225g/km/35%351/256g/km/35%275/270g/km/35%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsFour/yes/£750*Six/yes/DFO^Six/yes/£180^^
Air-con/leather/heated seatsYes/£500/noYes/no/noYes/yes/no
Auto box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/noYes/yes/noNo/yes/yes
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£425/yes/£750*Yes/yes/noYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/aux-in/Bluetooth£1,500**/yes/£200Yes/no/yesYes/yes/yes

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