New Golf GTI vs rivals - specifications

 Volkswagen Golf GTIMINI JCW Chili PackHonda Civic Type R GT
On the road price/total as tested"£22,415/£27,305""£22,910/£24,705""£19,280/£19,280"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£10,423/46.5%""£11,432/49.9%""£8,695/45.1%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£986/£1,972""£962/£1,924""£1,195/£2,390"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£2,078/£3,464""£1,844/£3,073""£2,372/£3,953"
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost34/N/A/H/£17534/£413/G/£15034/£416/K/£215
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£180/£300/£180£150 (5yr tlc pack)£190/£330/£260
Peak power "207/5,300 bhp/rpm""208/6,000 bhp/rpm""198/7,800 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "280/1,750 Nm/rpm""280/1,850 Nm/rpm""193/5,600 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd/fwd6-spd/fwd6-spd/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver50 litres/run flat50 litres/sealant
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "350/1,305 litres"160/680 litres"485/1,352 litres**"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/N/A10.7 metres/0.36Cd11.8 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/3yrs3yrs (90k)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/223Variable/148"12,500 miles/205"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.16th (09)/23rd (08)25th (09)/20th (08)5th (09)/6th (08)
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/3/995/3/2/764/4/3/95
0-60/30-70mph6.6/6.0 secs6.2/5.4 secs7.1/6.3 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.1/4.2 secs2.7/3.6 secs3.9/5.1 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 5.9/6.7 secs4.8/5.3 secs7.5/9.9 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "148mph/2,500rpm""148mph/2,900rpm""146mph/3,400rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.5/33.7/9.0m44.4/33.6/8.4m46.5/34.4/8.4m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/41/59/69dB60/47/55/73dB60/43/64/71dB
Auto Express economy/range31.5mpg/381 miles35.5mpg/390 miles27.6mpg/304 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 28.2/47.9/38.2mpg30.7/50.4/40.9mpg22.2/40.4/31.0mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket207/170g/km/22%184/165g/km/21%236/215g/km/31%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£390Six/yes/yesSix/yes/£425
Adaptive dampers/cruise control£705/£210No/yesNo/yes
Heated/leather seats"£340*/£1,675"£210/£975No/no
Power-fold mirrors/xenon lights"£115^/£1,025"Yes/yesYes/no
Sat-nav/CD changer/aux-in"£1,900/yes/yes""£1,470/yes/yes""£1,400/yes/yes"

Most Popular

Honda axes diesel power in the UK

Honda axes diesel power in the UK

Honda has quietly phased-out its diesel-powered models in Britain
19 Oct 2020
Renault could cut UK models in no deal Brexit profit drive

Renault could cut UK models in no deal Brexit profit drive

Renault’s new CEO says the firm is examining the possibility of reducing the range of models it offers to UK buyers as it aims to boost profitability
20 Oct 2020
SSC Tuatara claims title of world’s fastest production car with 331mph run
Performance cars

SSC Tuatara claims title of world’s fastest production car with 331mph run

1,750bhp SSC Tuatara knocks Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ off its perch with astonishing two-way top speed attack
19 Oct 2020