Ford Focus ST vs rivals - specifications

Ford Focus ST vs rivals - specifications

 Ford Focus ST-3VW Golf GTI Edition 35 5drRenaultsport Megane 265
On-the-road price/total as tested£25,495/£26,770£29,830/£32,635£26,040/£29,045
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)N/A£14,975/50.2%£13,072/N/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,156/£2,313£1,590/£3,181£1,485/£2,961
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,849/£4,748£2,763/£4,605£2,682/£4,470
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost36/N/A/H/£19035/£483/I/£21036/£619/J/£245
Service package£475 (2yrs/80k)£329 (3yrs/30k)Free (4yrs/48k)
Engine4cyl in-line/2,000cc4cyl in-line/1,984cc4cyl in-line/1,998cc
Peak power247/5,500 bhp/rpm232/5,500 bhp/rpm261/5,500 bhp/rpm
Peak torque340/1,750 Nm/rpm300/2,200 Nm/rpm360/3,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission6-spd man/fwd6-spd DSG/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/space saver55 litres/space saver60 litres/foam*
Boot capacity (seats up/down)363/1,148 litres350/1,305 litres344/991 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,362/688kg1,420/565kg1,379/456kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.0 metres/N/A10.9 metres/N/A11.4 metres/0.34Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yr4yrs (100,000)/4yrs
Service interval/UK dealers12,500 miles/781Variable/22318,000 miles/330
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.25th/28th^18th/12th^14th/27th^
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars92/82/72/597/84/61/5N/A
0-60/30-70mph6.5/6.5 secs6.4/5.2 secs6.5/5.1 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th2.8/3.6 secs2.7/4.2 secs2.9/4.4 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th5.1/6.1 secs5.6/7.7 secs5.4/7.2 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph154mph/2,300rpm153mph/2,600rpm158mph/2,550rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph44.6/32.6/8.5 metres46.2/33.7/9.7 metres45.2/33.3/9.6 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/50/59/57dB60/46/60/68dB62/47/60/69dB
Auto Express economy/range25.8mpg/312 miles26.6mpg/322 miles27.4mpg/362 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined28.5/50.4/39.2mpg26.4/44.1/35.3mpg25.0/43.5/34.4mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined6.3/11.1/8.6mpl5.8/9.7/7.8mpl7.6/9.6/5.5mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket253/169g/km/23%245/185g/km/27%238/190g/km/29%
Airbags/Isofix/xenon headlightsSeven/yes/yesSeven/yes/yesSix/yes/£750
Adaptive dampers/rear park sensorsNo/yes£805/£445No/yes
Cruise control/leather/heated seats£200/yes/yes£235/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£750/yes/yes£1,780/yes/yes£500/yes/yes
Tyre pressure monitor/climate controlNo/yes£40/yesYes/yes


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