Hot-hatch diesels head-to-head - specifications

 SEAT Leon FR TDIVolkswagen Golf GTD
On the road price/total as tested£19,490/£22,150£24,185/£28,400
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£8,030/41.2%£11,246/46.5%
Depreciation£11,460£12,939
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£741/£1,481£920/£1,840
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,621/£2,701£1,740/£2,899
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost28/£534/E/£11030/£486/E/£110
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£150/£244/£150£250 (3yrs/30k)
Length/wheelbase4,309/2,578mm4,213/2,578mm
Height/width1,449/1,768mm1,501/1,786mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc
Peak power 168/4,200 bhp/rpm168/4,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 350/1,750 Nm/rpm350/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver51 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 341/1,166 litres350/1,305 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,320/495/1,400kg1,329/551/1,404kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.7 metres/0.33Cd10.9 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty (miles/recovery3yrs (60k)/2yrs SEAT3yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers10,000 miles/128Variable/223
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.11th/22nd*17th/16th*
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points4/3/3/98^97/84/61/5 stars
0-60/30-70mph7.7/7.6 secs7.8/7.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.1/5.2 secs3.1/5.1 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.8/8.5 secs7.1/8.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 133mph/2,000rpm138mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.7/36/9.1m49.1/35.8/9.1m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph66/48/67/74dB64/46/64/72dB
Auto Express economy/range40.9mpg/495 miles38.1mpg/427 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 40.9/64.2/53.3mpg40.4/65.7/53.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket185/139g/km/19%199/139g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£440Seven/yes/£420
Auto box/stability/cruise control£1,250/yes/yes£1,310/yes/£225
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,025/£310Yes/£1,675/£365
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£380/£745/no£395/£1,110/no
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth£795/n/y/£215£1,700/£295/y/£410

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