New Ford Focus vs rivals - specifications

VW Golf vs Ford Focus vs Vauxhall Astra

 VW GolfFord FocusVauxhall Astra
On the road price/total as tested£19,250/£19,715£18,495/£20,265£18,795/£20,120
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£8,971/46.6%N/A£6,052/32.2%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£501/£1,001£481/£962£489/£977
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,702/£2,837£1,914/£3,191£1,956/£3,260
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost18/£519/A/£015/£375/B/£2013/£406/C/£30
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£299 (3yrs/30,000)£785 (3yrs)#£229/£280/£229
Engine4cyl in-line/1,598cc4cyl in-line/1,560cc4cyl in-line/1,686cc
Peak power104/4,400 bhp/rpm113/3,600 bhp/rpm108/3,800 bhp/rpm
Peak torque250/1,500 Nm/rpm285/1,750 Nm/rpm260/1,800 Nm/rpm
Transmission5-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/repair kit53 litres/space saver56 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)350/1,305 litres316/1,101 litres370/1,216 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,314/511/1,400kg1,344/556/1,200kg1,446/574/1,400kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/0.31Cd11.0 metres/0.27Cd11.0 metres/0.28Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3rs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/1yr100,000 miles*/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/22312,500 miles/78120,000 miles/404
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.17th/22nd24th/29th32nd/30th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./overall97/84/61/5 starsN/A95/84/46/5 stars
0-60/30-70mph10.7/10.6 secs11.4/11.2 secs11.8/12.1 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th4.9/8.7 secs4.5/6.5 secs4.8/6.7 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th11.0 secs/N/A8.3/10.7 secs9.7/12.6 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph118mph/1,900rpm120mph/2,000rpm113mph/1,900rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph58.9/43.2/11.3m56.6/41.8/11.3m58.7/41.1/11.0m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph67/45/60/68dB61/43/58/69dB63/47/60/67dB
Auto Express economy/range42.4mpg/513 miles37.7mpg/440 miles36.9mpg/455 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined60.1/83.1/74.3mpg55.4/76.3/67.3mpg52.3/70.6/62.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket179/99g/km/13%201/109g/km/13%205/119g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£435Six/yes/£525^Six/yes/£395
Auto box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/£230No/yes/noNo/yes/yes
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£465/no/no£495/no/no£455/no/no

Most Popular

BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6 vs Volvo S90
BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6 vs Volvo S90 - main
Car group tests

BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6 vs Volvo S90

Can plug-in hybrid power create a clear winner out of the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 or Volvo S90
23 Jan 2021
Best small 4x4s to buy 2021
Dacia Duster ford
Best cars & vans

Best small 4x4s to buy 2021

Need 4x4 capability without big SUV fuel bills? Take a look our top 10 small 4x4s instead
6 Jan 2021
New Lotus ‘Type 131’ due in 2021 as Elise, Exige and Evora bow out
Lotus range

New Lotus ‘Type 131’ due in 2021 as Elise, Exige and Evora bow out

A new look Lotus line-up is teased with heavy influence from Evija hypercar expected
24 Jan 2021