VW Golf R vs Ford Focus RS - specifications

 VW Golf RFord Focus RS
On the road price/total as tested"£30,090/£32,760""£27,575/£29,312"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)""£14,594/48.5%""£12,298/44.6%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,685/£3,370""£1,819/£3,639"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£2,324/£3,873""£2,403/£4,005"
Insurance group/quote36/£691"38/£1,013"
Road tax band/costJ/£215K/£215
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£250 (3yrs/30k)£345/£345/£416
Length/wheelbase"4,212/2,578mm""4,402/2,640mm"
Height/width"1,493/1,786mm""1,484/1,842mm"
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,984cc""5cyl in-line/2,522cc"
Peak power "266/6,000 bhp/rpm""301/6,500 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "350/2,500 Nm/rpm""440/2,300 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd man/4wd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/space saver62 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "350/1,305 litres""385/1,247 litres"
Kerbweight/payload"1,446/564kg""1,468/392kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/0.33Cd12.2 metres/0.38Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals"10,000 miles""12,500 miles"
UK dealers223781
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.16th/21st21st/27th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars97/84/61/55/4/2/90**
0-62mph (claimed)5.7 secs5.9 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "155mph/2,600rpm""163mph/2,800rpm"
Auto Express economy/range27.3mpg/330 miles26.4mpg/348 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 23.9/42.2/33.2mpg21.1/40.4/30.7mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket239/199g/km/28%247/225g/km/33%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£420Six/yes/£766^^
Auto box/stability/cruise control"£1,305/yes/£225"No/yes/no
CD multichanger/auxiliary input £380*/yesYes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seats"Yes/£1,815/£365^"Yes/£511***/no
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£430/yes/no£434/yes/yes
Sat-nav/Bluetooth connection"£1,700/£410""£1,532^^^/£205"

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