SEAT Ibiza FR vs Citroen DS3 - specifications

 SEAT Ibiza SC FR 1.4 TSI DSGCitroen DS3 1.6 THP DSport
On the road price/total as tested£15,875/£19,745£16,800/£20,700
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£7,199/45.4%£7,426/44.2%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£565/£1,130£599/£1,197
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,385/£3,974£2,462/£4,103
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost22E/£340/E/£12023E/£401/E/£120
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£96/£187/£218£449 (3yrs/35k)
Engine4cyl in-line/1,390cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc
Peak power/revs 148/5,800 bhp/rpm154/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 220/1,250 Nm/rpm240/1,400 Nm/rpm
Transmission 7-spd auto/fwd6-spd manual/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel45 litres/foam48 litres/foam
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 266/930 litres285/980 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,254/451/1,200kg1,165/432/1,150kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.5 metres/0.34Cd10.4 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/2yrs 3yrs (60,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers10k (1yr)/14820,000 (1yr)/210
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.24th/23rd*22nd/27th*
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars5/4/3/91**87/71/35/5 stars
0-60/30-70mph7.6/7.4 secs7.3/7.1 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.4/4.6 secs3.8/4.9 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th6.6/8.6/11.3 secs7.0/9.3 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 132mph/2,500rpm130mph/2,300rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.0/35.1/9.4m47.0/34.6/9.3m
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph62/53/67/72dBN/A
Auto Express economy/range31.8mpg/315 miles30.8mpg/325 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 37.7/55.4/47.9mpg34.4/60.1/47.1mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 8.3/12.2/10.5mpl7.6/13.2/10.4mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket205/139g/km/18%212/139g/km/18%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsFour/yes/£215Six/yes/£450^
Automatic box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seats£310/£908/£340Yes/£850/no
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£420/£765/no£480/no/no
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothNo/£410^/£410^£800/yes/yes

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