Volkswagen Passat v Toyota Avensis - specifications

 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI 170Toyota Avensis D-4D T180
On-the-road price/total as tested"£21,735/£25,090""£21,515/£21,840"
Length/wheelbase"4,765mm/2,709mm""4,645mm/2,700mm"
Height/width"1,472mm/1,820mm""1,485mm/1,760mm"
"Retained value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£9,129/42.0 per cent""£8,757/40.7 per cent"
Running costs (pence per mile)53.952.8
Engine/capacity "4cyl in-line/1,968cc""4cyl in-line/2,231cc"
Peak power "168/4,200 bhp/rpm""175/3,600 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "350/1,750 Nm/rpm""400/2,000 Nm/rpm"
Transmission "6-spd, manual/fwd""6-spd, manual/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/full size60 litres/space saver
Boot capacity 485 litres510 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,723/412/1,800kg""1,465/505/1,300kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.4 metres/0.29CdN/A/0.28Cd
Euro NCAP rating/insurance grp/cost Five stars/13/£415 Five stars/12/£580
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/1yr VW""3yrs (60,000)/1yr RAC"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/250 "10,000 miles/181"
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service £225/£260/£225£150/£200/£170
0-60mph8.9secs9.2secs
30-70 thru gears 8.1secs8.6secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 3.5/5.6secs3.4/5.9secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 7.0/10.4secs6.7/11.1secs
Top speed 138mph136mph
Braking 60-0/30-0mph 36.5/9.2 metres36.4/9.1 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph64/44/60/68dB63/44/60/66dB
Auto Express economy/range42.3mpg/651 miles41.9mpg/553 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 35.3/53.3/45.6mpg37.2/54.3/46.3mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket160g/km/22 per cent161g/km/22 per cent
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,052/£1,913""£1,041/£1,893"
Airbags/parking/rain sensorsSix/£335/yesNine/£495/yes
Alloy wheels/metallic paint/xenon lightYes/£335/£795Yes/£325/no
Automatic gearbox/sat nav/CD changer"£1,345/£1,400/£1,400"No/yes/yes
Clim control/elec/leather/heated seatsYes/£580/yes/yesYes/yes/no/no
EBD/traction/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/yes
Electric sunroof/windows/mirrors£495/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Multifunction steering/adjust reach/rakeNo/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Remote lock/trip computer/alarm Yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Split/fold rear seats/IsofixYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes

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