MINI Clubman vs VW Golf GTI - specifications

 MINI ClubmanVolkswagen Golf
On the road price/total as tested"£17,210/£20,540""£22,437/£25,662"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A"£11,263/50.2 per cent"
Running costs/contract hireN/A 59.8ppm/£440
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£644/£1,170""£1,185/£2,154"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000 miles)""£1,505""£1,686"
Insurance group/quoteN/A17/£454
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£150 (tlc package)£260/£280/£260
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,598cc turbo""4cyl in-line/1,984cc turbo"
Peak power"175/5,500 bhp/rpm""197/5,100 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"240*/1,600 Nm/rpm""280/1,800 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"6-spd, man/fwd ""6-spd, sequential man/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/run flats55 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)260/930 litres"350/1,305 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,205/485kg/N/A""1,347/533/1,400kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.35Cd10.9 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs MINI"3yrs (60,000)/1yr RAC"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/150Variable miles/259
0-60/30-70mph6.8/6.1 secs6.8/6.2 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.4/4.5 secs3.2/4.8 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th5.5/6.6 secs6.6/8.6 secs
Top speed139mph145mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph48.6/35.4/8.8 metres49.2/35.6/9.2 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph63/40/61/69dB62/39/63/67dB
Auto Express economy/range34.5mpg/379 miles30.8mpg/373 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined35.3/53.3/44.8mpg26.4/45.6/35.8mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket150g/km/17 per cent188g/km/24 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSix/yes/£215/£85Six/yes/£315/yes
Air-con/clim ctrl/leather/heated seats"£665/£895/£1,000/£205""Yes/yes/£1,645**/£1,645**"
Alloy wheels/met paint/xenon lightsYes/£280/£465Yes/£365/£750
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control"£1,110/yes/£170"Yes/yes/£270
Elec sunroof/windows/folding mirrors£680^^/front/£160£515/yes/£110
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rake£170/yes/yes£395/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£1,500/£295/yes/£585^""£1,580/£370/£275/no"

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