Ford Mondeo Econetic vs VW Passat Bluemotion - specifications

 Ford MondeoVolkswagen Passat
On the road price/total as tested"£18,745/£22,845""£17,295/£19,310"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A"£7,523/43.5%"
Running costs/contract hireN/A/£35546.3ppm/£323
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£675/£1,350""£622/£1,245"
"Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)""£1,739/£2,898""£1,832/£3,053"
Ins. group/quote/VED band/cost7/£309/C/£1207/£303/C/£120
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£182/£204/£204 £165/£220/£150
Length/wheelbase"4,778/2,850mm ""4,765/2,709mm"
Height/width"1,500/1,886mm ""1,472/1,820mm"
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,753cc ""4cyl in-line/1,896cc "
Peak power "123/3,700 bhp/rpm ""103/4,000 bhp/rpm "
Peak torque "340/1,800 Nm/rpm ""320/1,900 Nm/rpm "
Transmission 5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/space saver70 litres/full-size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "528/1,448 litres""485/1,011 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,505/645/1,600kg ""1,422/608/1,200kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.5metres/N/A Cd 11.4metres/0.27Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr Ford 3yrs (60k)/1yrs VW
Service intervals/UK dealers"12,500 miles/781"Variable miles/259
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos20th/26th17th/23rd
EuroNCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/2/925/4/2/89
0-60/30-70mph10.6/11.0 secs10.6/11.3 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 4.2/8.6 secs4.7/7.7 secs
50-70 in 5th 8.5 secs10.9 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "126mph/1,900rpm""120mph/1,900rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 51.6/38.0/9.5m49.7/36.3/9.2m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph65/46/62/67dB68/45/60/68dB
Auto Express economy/range41.5mpg/639 miles39.4mpg/607 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 41.5/64.2/53.3mpg 42.2/67.3/55.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket202/139g/km/18%197/136g/km/18%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£400Six/yes/£380
Air-con/leather/heated seatsYes/£700/£250Yes/no/£315
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£375/£650/no£365/£815/no
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth£800/£400/yes/yes "£1,415/£235/y/£300 "

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