Volvo V50 DRIVe SE vs VW Passat Bluemotion - specifications

 Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion 2Volvo V50 DRIVe START/STOP
On the road price/total as tested£19,265/£19,660£20,845/£21,370
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£7,745/40.2%£8,150/39.1%
Running costsN/A46ppm
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£694/£1,387£542/£1,084
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,344/£2,240£1,322/£2,203
Ins. group/quote/VED band/cost16/£407/D/£12018/£430/B/£35
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£197/£278/£197£250/£250/£350
Length/wheelbase4,774/2,709mm4,522/2,640mm
Height/width1,517/1,820mm1,457/1,770mm
Engine4cyl/1,968cc4cyl/1,560cc
Peak power 109/4,200bhp/rpm108/4,000bhp/rpm
Peak torque 250/1,500Nm/rpm240/1,750Nm/rpm
Transmission 5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/full size52litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 513/1,641 litres417/1,307 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,468/602/1,200kg1,430/470/800kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.4metres/N/A10.6metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs/1yr3yrs/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers10,000 miles/22312,500 miles/128
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.16th (08)/23rd (09)15th (08)/15th (09)
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/AN/A
0-60/30-70mph11.5/10.5 secs10.9/10.3 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.7/7.2 secs4.6/7.4 secs
50-70mph in 5th 10.6 secs9.5 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 122mph/2,000rpm118mph/2,200rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.3/36.2/9.4m57.5/43.0/10.9m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mphN/A61/44/58/66dB
Auto Express economy/range42.1mpg/648 miles42.8mpg/490 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 44.8/68.9/57.6mpg57.7/83.1/72.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket180/129g/km/18%177/104g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£385Six/yes/£350
Auto box/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Clim ctrl/leather/heated seats£430/no/£330Yes/£1,200/£425*
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£395/£850/no£525/no/£350
Sat-nav/aux-in/Bluetooth£1725/Yes/No£1,600/Yes/£250

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