Renault Megane Coupe vs VW Scirocco - specifications

 Volkswagen SciroccoRenault Megane
On the road price/total as tested£20,365/£22,640 £19,585/£22,035
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£11,404/56.0% £6,326/32.3%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£733/£1,466£705/£1,410
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,391/£2,319£1,554/£2,590
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost24/£702/E/£120 21/£623/E/£120
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£151/£277/£209 £185/£304/£185
Length/wheelbase4,256/2,578mm 4,295/2,640mm
Height/width1,404/1,810mm 1,423/1,808mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc 4cyl in-line/1,870cc
Peak power 138/4,000 bhp/rpm 130/3,750 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 320/1,750 Nm/rpm 300/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd 6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/sp. saver60 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 312/1,006 litres 344/1,024 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,304/449kg/N/A1,310/425/690kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.34Cd 10.9 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr VW 3yrs (60k)/2yrs AA
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/223 18,000 miles/330
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.16th/21st34th/30th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped/pointsN/A 5/4/2/87
0-60/30-70mph9.6/9.2 secs 9.9/10.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.9/7.3 secs 4.0/5.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 9.3/13.0 secs 7.6/10.2 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 129mph/1,800rpm 130mph/2,100rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 49.0/36.3/8.8m48.8/34.8/9.0m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph64/50/67/72dB 64/45/62/70dB
Auto Express economy/range42.9mpg/472 miles 38.4mpg/507 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 42.8/67.3/55.4mpg 45.6/64.2/55.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket176/134g/km/ 18%197/134g/km/18%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£340Eight/yes/£300
Auto box/stability/cruise control£1,305/yes/£220No/yes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seats£410/£1,605/£330 £400/£900/£300
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£410/£885/no£395/£650/yes
Sat-nav/MP3/Bluetooth connectivity£1,235/yes/£570*£450/yes/yes

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