SEAT Alhambra vs Ford S-MAX - specifications

 SEAT Alhambra 2.0 TDI 140ps SE DSGFord S-Max 2.0 TDCi 163ps Titanium
On the road price/total as tested£27,340/£32,295£25,695/£30,270
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£9,979/36.5%£10,021/39.0%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,194/£2,389£1,160/£2,321
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,151/£3,585£1,935/£3,225
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost18/£459/F/£13019/£545/G/£165
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£113/£159/£200£275/£265/£350
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,997cc
Peak power/revs 138/4,200bhp/rpm161/3,750bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 320/1,750Nm/rpm340/2000Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd auto/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/run-flats70 litres/foam
Boot capacity( 7/5/2 seat mode) 267/1,167/2,297l285/1,051/2,000l
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,851/689/2,200kg1,690/360/1,800kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.9 metres/0.29Cd11.9 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60,000)/2yrs3yrs (60,000)/1yr
Service intervals (miles)/UK dealers10,000 (1yr)/12812,500 (1yr)/781
Driver Power manu./dealer position14th/23rd20th/28th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars96/80/46/5 stars5/4/2/88
0-60/30-70mph11.6/12.4 secs9.6/9.2 secs
30-50mph4.5/5.8 secs3.8/5.7 secs
50-70mph8.7/10.6 secs7.8/9.5 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 119mph/2,000rpm127mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 52.7/38.7/9.2m51.3/36.5/9.0m
Noise level outside/idle/30/70mph65/45/53/67dB62/42/55/65dB
Auto Express economy/range35.0mpg/539 miles38.9mpg/599 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 40.9/56.5/49.6mpg39.2/57.7/49.6mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket216/149g/km/22%195/152g/km/23%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSeven/yes/yesSeven/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,750/£295Yes/£1,600/£350
Electric doors/stability/cruise control£950/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£420/£805/no£525/£750/£425
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£395/yes/yes£1,300/yes/yes


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