Facts and figures

Volkswagen Golf S 1.2 TSIFord Focus Zetec 1.0 EcoBoost
On the road price/total as tested£18,160/£19,575£18,295/£18,295
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£7,990/44%£7,153/39.1%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£507/£1,014£511/£1,021
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,525/£2,541£1,697/£2,828
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost11/£320/C/£3014/£356/C/£30
Servicing cost£359 (3yrs/30k)£785 (3yrs)^^
Engine4cyl in-line/1,197cc3cyl in-line/999cc
Peak power/revs104/5,000 bhp/rpm123/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque /revs175/1,550 Nm/rpm170/1,400 Nm/rpm
Transmission6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/sp saver55 litres/sp saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)380/1,270 litres316/1,101 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,210/576/1,300kg1,280/620/1,200kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/0.29Cd11.0 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/22312.5k (1yr)/781
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.16th/25th*23rd/26th*
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars94/89/65/592/82/72/5
0-60/30-70mph10.6/10.0 secs**10.3/10.1 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th4.0/5.6 secs**5.0/6.7 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th8.0/11.0/14.1 secs**9.1/10.8 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph119mph/2,400rpm120mph/2,400rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph54.5/39.1/9.5m49.3/35.9/9.1m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph58/38/58/68dB55/40/58/69dB
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range48.3/10.7/531 miles43.4/9.6/525 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined47.9/65.7/57.6mpg44.8/67.3/56.5mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined10.6/14.6/12.8mpl12.8/14.9/12.5mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket135/114g/km/14%150/114g/km/14%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSeven/yes/£450Six/yes/£225
Air-conditioning/leather/heated seatsYes/no/£375^Yes/no/no
Automatic box/stability/cruise control£1,415/yes/£240No/yes/£250
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£525/no/£525£525/no/no
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothNo/yes/yes£750/yes/yes

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