Vauxhall Astra GTC vs rivals - specifications

Vauxhall Astra GTC 2.0 CDTI Sri vs Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI Bluemotion Technology vs Renault Megane Coupe 2.0 dCi GT Line

 Vauxhall Astra GTC 2.0 CDTI SriVolkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI Bluemotion TechnologyRenault Megane Coupe 2.0 dCi GT Line
On the road price/total as tested£22,430/£24,070£22,435/£23,835£22,590/£23,270
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£9,084/40.5%£10,567/47.1%£8,833/39.1%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£806/£1,611£582/£1,164£1,074/£2,148
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,291/£3,819£2,271/£3,785£2,369/£3,948
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost20/£431/D/£9522/£468/C/£3025/£398/G/£165
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£190/£240/£190£299 (3yrs/30k)£199 (3yrs/30k)
Engine4cyl in-line/1,965cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,995cc
Peak power/revs163/4,000 bhp/rpm138/4,000 bhp/rpm158/3,750 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs350/1,750 Nm/rpm320/1,750 Nm/rpm380/2,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel56 litres/foam55 litres/space-saver60 litres/space-saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)380/1,165 litres312/1,006 litres344/1,024 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/0.33Cd11.0 metres/N/A11.0 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery100,000 miles*/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers20k miles (1yr)/404Variable miles (1yr)/22318k miles (2yrs)/330
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos29th/15th15th/24th24th/14th
Euro NCAP: adult/child/ped./stars91/79/50/587/73/53/5N/A
0-60/30-70mph8.9/8.2 secs9.1/8.7 secs8.6/8.2 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.5/5.6 secs3.9/6.4 secs3.4/4.9 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th6.8/10.4 secs8.2/11.8 secs6.1/8.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph131mph/1,700rpm129mph/1,800rpm137mph/2,200rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph49.0/35.3/8.8 metres47.8/35.5/9.0 metres48.8/35.7/9.2 metres
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph66/43/59/68dB63/47/62/69dB63/48/61/68dB
Auto Express economy/range33.5mpg/413 miles33.8mpg/409 miles32.4mpg/428 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined49.6/65.7/58.9mpg51.4/70.6/62.8mpg37.6/56.5/47.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket226/127g/km/18%224/118g/km/13%201/155g/km/24%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/£385Six/yes/£365Eight/yes/yes
Air-conditioning/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,050/£1,050**Yes/£1,740/£355^Yes/£1,250/£1,250**
Automatic box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yes£1,300/yes/£235No/yes/yes
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£495/£790/no£465/£960/no£455/£680/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£855/yes/£220£590/yes/yesYes/yes/yes

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