Skoda Octavia vRS TDI v Ford Mondeo ST TDCi - specifications

 Skoda OctaviaFord Mondeo
On-the-road price/total as tested"£18,370/£21,170""£22,995/£26,045"
Length/wheelbase"4,578mm/2,578mm""4,731mm/2,754mm"
Height/width"1,447mm/1,973mm""1,429mm/1,958mm"
"Retained value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£8,469/46.1 per cent""£7,335/31.9 per cent"
Running costs (pence per mile)46.851.7
Engine/capacity "4cyl in line/1,968cc turbo""4cyl in-line/2,198cc turbo"
Peak power "168/4,200 bhp/rpm""153/3,500 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "350/1,800 Nm/rpm""400/1,800 Nm/rpm"
Transmission "6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/full size58.5 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/folded) "560/1,350 litres""500/1,370 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,500/470/1,400kg""1,495/520/2,255kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.2 metres/0.31Cd11.6 metres/N/A
Euro NCAP rating/insurance grp/cost Four stars/16/£563 Four stars/13/£488
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs AA""3yrs (60,000)/1yr RAC"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/150"12,500 miles/714"
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service £300/£350/£300£170/£170/£250
0-60mph8.4 secs9.1 secs
30-70 thru gears 7.6 secs9.6 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 3.1/4.5 secs3.5/4.6 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 6.3/8.0 secs6.7/11.3 secs
Top speed 140mph136mph
Braking 60-0/30-0mph 36.8/9.1 metres35.9/9.7 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/42/60/67dB60/40/62/66dB
Auto Express economy/range41.7mpg/505 miles37.5mpg/483 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 36.2/61.4/48.7mpg34.5/57.7/46.3mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket157g/km/21 per cent161g/km/22 per cent
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£849/£1,543""£1,113/£2,024"
Airbags/rear parking/rain sensorsFour/£260/£145Six/£300/yes
Air-con/clim control/leather trimYes/yes/part leatherYes/yes/part leather
Alloys/metallic paint/xenon lightsYes/£350/£550Yes/yes/£500
Auto gearbox/sat-nav/CD changer"No/£1,350/yes""No/£1,750/yes"
EBD/traction/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yes/£180Yes/yes/yes/yes
Electric sunroof/windows/mirrors£665/front/yes£500/yes/yes
Multifunction steering/reach/rakeNo/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sports seats/trip computer/alarm Yes/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Split/fold rear seats/IsofixYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes

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