VW Jetta vs Rivals - specifications

 VW Jetta 1.6 TDI B'motion TechSkoda Octavia 1.6 TDI Greenline IIPeugeot 508 e-Hdi Active
On the road price/total as tested£19,530/£19,995£17,875/£19,995£20,750/£23,435
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£7,539/38.6%£6,328/35.4%£7,117/34.3%
Depreciation£11,991£11,547£13,633
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£506/£1,013£459/£918£521/£1,042
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,537/£2,561£1,768/£2,946£1,728/£2,880
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost12/£426/B/£2015/£471/A/£021/£546/B/£20
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£299 (3yrs/30k miles)£196/£222/£196£197/£330/£197
Length/wheelbase4,644/2,651mm4,569/2,578mm4,792/2,817mm
Height/width1,482/1,778mm1,462/1,769mm1,456/1,853mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,598cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc4cyl in-line/1,560cc
Peak power/revs 104/4,400 bhp/rpm104/4,400 bhp/rpm112/3,600 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs250/1,500 Nm/rpm250/1,500 Nm/rpm270/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 5-spd/fwd5-spd/fwd6-spd semi-auto/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel68 litres/full-size55 litres/foam72 litres/full-size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 510 litres/N/A585/1,350 litres473 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,395/580/1,400kg1,315/675/1,400kg1,560/445/1,475kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.1 metres/N/A10.2 metres/N/A11.9 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/2yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/223Variable/135Variable/300
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.15th/22nd*1st/2nd*30th/28th*
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./starsN/A4/4/2/81 points**90/87/41/5
0-60/30-70mph12.5/12.2 secs11.2/10.9 secs12.4/13.2 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.9/7.9 secs4.9/8.9 secs4.4/5.6 secs
50-70mph in 5th 12.0 secs12.4 secs8.0/11.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 118mph/2,000rpm119mph/2,000rpm122mph/2,100rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 59.3/42.6/10.8m56.0/40.7/10.5m50.6/35.4/8.8m
Auto Express economy/range49.7mpg/743 miles43.2mpg/523 miles44.2mpg/700 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 54.3/78.5/67.3mpg60.1/83.1/74.3mpg55.4/70.6/64.2mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket152/109g/km/13%175/99g/km/13%171/109g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsYes/£2,070^/£2,070^Four/yes/£300Six/yes/£255
Air-con/heated/leather seats£465/no/yesYes/no/noYes/no/£765
Met. paint/xenons/multifunction wheel£700/£180/£235£440/no/no£450/no/yes
Sat-nav/DAB radio/BluetoothYes/yes£1,515/no/DFO£1,215^/no/£1,215^
Split-fold rear seats/cruise controYes/yesYes/yes

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