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
Length/wheelbase"4,213/2,578mm""3,730/2,467mm""4,276/2,635mm"
Height/width"1,501/1,786mm""1,407/1,683mm""1,445/1,785mm"
Engine"4cyl/1,998cc""4cyl/1,598cc""4cyl/1,998cc"
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**"
Kerbweight/payload"1,318/552kg""1,205/450kg""1,267/433kg"
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"

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