Mazda 3 MPS vs Ford Focus RS - specifications

 Ford Focus RSMazda 3 MPS
On the road price/total as tested£26,395/£29,270£21,500/£21,500
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£11,931/45.2%£8,385/39.0%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,898/£3,795£1,359/£2,717
Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)£2,728/£4,546£2,459/£4,098
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost38/£700/K/£21534/N/A/K/£215
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£220/£270/£220£351/£255/£264
Length/wheelbase4,402/2,640mm4,510/2,640mm
Height/width1,497/1,842mm1,460/1,770mm
Engine5cyl in-line/2,522cc4cyl in-line/2,261cc
Peak power 301/6,500 bhp/rpm256/5,500 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 440/2,300 Nm/rpm380/3,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel60 litres/sp. saver60 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 385/1,247 litres340/1,360 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,467/543/N/A1,385/540/1,300kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.2 metres/0.38Cd11.9 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (unltd)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers12,500 miles/78112,500 miles/159
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.20th (09)/26th (08)10th (09)/11th (08)
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/2/90N/A
0-60/30-70mph6.3/5.7 secs7.1/5.8 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 2.5/3.7 secs2.8/4.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 4.0/6.6 secs4.8/7.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 163mph/2,800rpm155mph/N/A
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 56.4/37.2/9.4m52.6/36.6/9.1m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mphN/AN/A
Auto Express economy/range23.8mpg/314 miles26.4mpg/348 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 21.0/40.3/30.5mpg21.4/37.7/29.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket274/225g/km/33%247/224g/km/33%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£750^Six/yes/yes (rear)
Auto box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/noNo/yes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seats£750^/£500*/noYes/part*/yes
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£425/yes/£750Yes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth£1,500/y/y/£200Yes/yes/yes/yes

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