Volkswagen Passat vs Lexus IS200d - specifications

 VW PassatLexus IS
On-the-road price/total as tested£23,520/£25,015£24,865/£27,875
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£9,149/38.9%£9,175/36.9%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£611/£1,220£889/£1,778
Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)xxx/xxxxx£2,059/£3,432
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost21/£535/C/£3024/£547/E/£110
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£299 (3yrs/30,000)£209/£367/£209
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/2,231cc
Peak power/revs 138/4,200bhp/rpm148/3,600bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 320/1,750Nm/rpm340/2,000Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/full size65 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 565 litres/N/A398 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,532/568/1,800kg1,635/440/1,500kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.4 metres/0.27Cd10.2 metres/0.27Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/22310,000 miles/51
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.17th/22nd2nd/1st
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points91/77/54/5 stars5/4/2/87*
0-60/30-70mph9.8/9.4 secs9.3/8.9 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.2/6.7 secs4.7/7.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 8.6/11.9 secs8.0/16.8 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 132mph/1,800127mph/1,600
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.7/35.6/8.8m49.9/37.2/9.2m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph67/47/56/6562/44/56/65
Auto Express economy/rangexxxxx/xxxxx35.5mpg/508 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 50.4/70.6/61.4mpg44.8/64.2/55.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket*/119g/km/13%213/134g/km/18%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£420Eight/yes/no
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control£1,535/yes/yesNo/yes/no
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,335/£260Yes/no/no
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£465/£990/£425£610/no/yes

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