New Mazda 3 vs VW Golf - specifications

 VW Golf 2.0 TDI 140 SEMazda 3 2.2D SporT
On the road price/total as tested"£18,635/£21,906""£18,440/£18,825"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£7,653/41.1%""£8,224/44.6%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£671/£1,342""£701/£1,401"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£1,317/£2,194"N/A/N/A
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost24/£359/D/£12022/N/A/F/£125
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£126/£167/£126£351/£255/£264
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,968cc""4cyl in-line/2,184cc"
Peak power "138/4,200bhp/rpm""148bhp/3,500rpm"
Peak torque "320/1,750Nm/rpm""360Nm/1,800rpm"
Transmission 6spd/fwd6spd/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55litres/sp’saver55 litres/sp’saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "350/1,350 litres""300/1,360 litres"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9metres/0.31Cd10.9 metres/0.30Cd
Basic warranty/recovery"3yrs 60,000/1yr"3yrs unlim/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/223"12,500 miles/159"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.16th (09)/23rd (08)10th (09)/11th (08)
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/3/99TBA
0-60/30-70mph9.1/8.6 secs8.9/8.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.7/6.1 secs3.6/6.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.5/10.0 secs7.2/8.8 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "129mph/1,800rpm""127mph/2,000rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 52.8/38.6/9.4m51.1/36.6/9.1m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph64/44/60/68dB61/43/62/72dB
Auto Express economy/range41.6/503N/A/N/A
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 44.1/70.6/57.640.9/62.8/52.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket182/129g/km/18%N/A/144g/km/19%
Cruise con./met. paintYes/£395Yes/£385
Multifunc. wheel/parking sensors£395/£510Yes/yes
Power-fold mirrors/stability control£115/yesYes/yes
Sat-nav/Aux in/CD player"£1,570/yes/yes"£695/yes/yes
Trip computer/adaptive dampers£50/£705Yes/no


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