Hybrid vs diesel - specifications

 VW GolfToyota Auris HSD
On-the-road price/total as tested£18,715/£19,575£18,950/£18,950
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£9,021/48.2%N/A/N/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£487/£973£379/£758
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,482/£2,471£1,538/£2,563
Insurance group/road tax band/cost18/N/A/£013/N/A/£0
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£210/£255/£210£110/£215/£110
Length/wheelbase4,199/2,575mm4,245/2,600mm
Height/width1,480/1,786mm1,510/1,760mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,598cc4cyl in-line/1,798cc
Peak power 104/4,400 bhp/rpm134/5,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 250/1,500 Nm/rpm142/4,400 Nm/rpm
Transmission5-spd man/fwdCVT auto/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/foam45 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 350/1,305 litres279 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload1,314/511kg1,380/425kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/N/A10.8 metres/0.28Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr VW5yrs (100k)/1yr AA
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/22310,000 miles/184
Driver Power car/manufacturer pos.17th/22nd15th/4th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points97/84/61/5 stars5/4/3/93*
0-60/30-70mph10.8/10.8 secs11.0/11.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.9/8.8 secs4.3 secs**
50-70mph in 5th/6th 11.6 secs/N/A6.8 secs**
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 118mph/1,900rpm112mph/N/A
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 52.2/37.6/9.5m53.2/38.1/9.3m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph68/43/62/67dB66/47/60/72dB
Auto Express economy/range43.9mpg/531 miles41.4/410
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 60.1/83.1/74.3mpgN/A/N/A/74.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket172/99g/km/13%183/89g/km/10%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£420Seven/yes/£445
Air-con/leather/heated seatsYes/no/noYes/no/no
Auto box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/£225Yes/yes/no
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£430/no/no£410/no/no
Sat-nav/aux-in/BluetoothNo/yes/noNo/yes/£285

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