New VW Passat vs Skoda Superb - specifications

 Skoda SuperbVW Passat
On the road price/total as tested£23,255/£23,695£23,375/£25,620
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£9,372/40.3%£9,490/40.6%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,023/£2,046£608/£1,216
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,703/£2,838£1,691/£2,818
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost22/£566/G/£15521/£491/C/£30
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£180/£275/£330*£299 (3yrs/30k)
Peak power 168/4,200 bhp/rpm138/4,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 350/1,750 Nm/rpm320/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel60 litres/foam70 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 633/1,865 litres603/1,731 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,577/563/1,800kg1,571/684/1,800kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.8 metres/0.32Cd11.4 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3y (60k)/3y RAC3yrs (60k)/1yr AA
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/135Variable/223
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.1st/2nd17th/22nd
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars90/81/50/591/77/54/5
Claimed 0-62mph8.9 secs10.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.5/5.6 secs4.5/7.4 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.0 secs/N/A10.1 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 137mph/2,000rpm132mph/1,900rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph N/AN/A
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph64/44/64/67 dB68/48/61/65 dB
Auto Express economy/range42.1mpg/556 miles42.4mpg/653 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 37.7/58.9/48.7mpg50.4/70.6/61.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket180/151g/km/22%179/120g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/yesSix/yes/£420
Auto box/stability/cruise control£1,310/yes/yes£1,575/yes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,355/£190£490/£1,715/£260
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£440/£850/£365£465/£990/£425

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