New Ford Focus vs rivals - specifications

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 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


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