Seven-seat MPV shoot-out - specifications

 Ford GalaxySEAT AlhambraVW Sharan
On the road price/total as tested£27,045/£32,320£25,270/£30,635£26,370/£27,310
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,190/£2,380£1061/£2,123£1108/£2,215
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,676/£2,794£1,530/£2,550£1,509/£2,515
Insurance group/quote22/N/A18/£55618/£756
Road tax band/costG/£155F/£125F/£125
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£200/£220/£300£200/£350/£200£250 (3yrs/30k)
Residuals after 3yrs/36,000£10,439/38.6%£9,729/38.5%£10,495/39.8%
Engine4cyl in-line/1,997cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc
Peak power 161/3,750 bhp/rpm138/4,200 bhp/rpm138/4,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 340/2,000 Nm/rpm320/1,750 Nm/rpm320/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/foam70 litres/run-flats73 litres/run-flats
Boot capacity 7/5/2 seats 308/1,260*/2,325 litres267/658/2,297 litres300/809/2,430 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,733/772/1,800kg1,747/763/2,200kg1,699/641/2,200kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.9 metres/N/A11.9 metres/0.30Cd11.9 metres/0.30Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/2yrs3yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers12,500 miles/78120,000 miles/128Variable miles/223
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos24th/29th11th/24th17th/22nd
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/2/87**To be testedTo be tested
0-60/30-70mph9.6/9.9 secs11.3/11.7 secs11.3/11.9 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 4.0/6.0 secs4.6/6.8 secs4.7/6.7 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 8.4/11.0 secs10.1/13.6 secs10.6/14.3 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 126mph/2,000rpm120mph/2,000rpm121mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.4/34.8/9.0m49.6/36.6/9.1m49.8/36.4/9.0m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph63/44/55/66dB66/45/58/65dB66/45/58/65dB
Auto Express economy/range39.7mpg/611 miles43.5mpg/670 miles44.1mpg/679 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 39.2/57.7/49.6mpg40.9/57.6/50.4mpg40.9/57.6/50.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket191/152g/km/22%174/146g/km/21%172/146g/km/21%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/yesSeven/yes/yesSeven/yes/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control£1,500/yes/yes£1,235/yes/yes£1,235/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,600/£350Yes/£1,715/£290^Yes/£1,875/£185^
Met paint/stop-start/elec sliding drs£525/no/no£410/yes/£780^^£430/yes/£610

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