Peugeot RCZ vs. stylish rivals - specifications

 Peugeot RCZMazda MX-5Abarth 500Ford Kuga
On the road price/total as tested£22,750/£25,670£21,770/£22,165£16,650/£17,195£21,795/£22,280
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£13,172/57.9%£9,100/41.8%£8,208/49.3%£8,522/39.1%
Annual tax liability standard rate£910£1,132£666£1,046
Annual tax liability higher rate£1,820£2,264£1,332£2,092
Road tax band/costG/£155I/£200G/£155G/£155
Engine4cyl in-line/1,598cc4cyl in-line/1,999cc4cyl in-line/1,368cc4cyl in-line/1,997cc
Peak power 154/6,000 bhp/rpm159/6,700 bhp/rpm160/5,750 bhp/rpm134/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 240/1,400 Nm/rpm188/5,000 Nm/rpm230/3,000 Nm/rpm340/2,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/rwd5-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 309/639 litres150 litres/N/A185 litres/N/A360/1,355 litres
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/1yr AA3yrs (60k)/1yr
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.35th/26th*14th/14th*30th/28th*24th/27th*
0-60/30-70mph8.0/8.0 secs8.0/7.9 secs7.4 secs^10.4/10.7 secs
30-50mph 3rd/4th4.5/5.8 secs4.7/6.5 secsN/A3.9/5.5 secs
50-70mph 5th/6th8.7/11.1 secs8.5/12.4 secsN/A7.8/10.2 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 133mph/2,250rpm136mph/ 3,000rpm131mph/3,000rpm113mph/2,100rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.2/34.3/8.6m10.6/8.0/2.7mN/A47.0/35.6/8.8m
Noise outside/idle/30mph/70mphN/A/N/A/63/71dB57/46/65/74dBN/A62/46/65/72dB
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 30.3/54.3/42.1mpg26.9/47.9/37.2mpg33.2/52.3/43.4mpg36.7/55.4/46.3mpg
AE fuel economy30.1mpg31.8mpgN/A36.0mpg
Claimed CO2155g/km181g/km155g/km159g/km
Tax bracket20 per cent26 per cent20 per cent24 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsFour/yes/yesFour/yes/DFOSeven/yes/noSix/yes/£434
Air-con/leather/heated seatsYes/no/noYes/yes/yesYes/£800/noYes/no/no
Automatic gearbox/metallic paint£1,100/£410No/£395 No/£250No/£485
Stability/cruise controlYes/yesYes/yesYes/yesYes/no
Xenon lights/keyless gNo/noNo/no£500/noNo/no

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