Article: Peugeot 407 Review
The Peugeot 407 awesome on style in an attempt to take the buyers away from other family cars. There are lots of alternatives like the Citroen C5 and Ford Mondeo are better looking but it is well equipped, comfortable and has a five-star crash safety rating.
The handsome 407 is comfortable and very refined, with smooth and punchy diesel engines. It’s also a package of full of safety equipment. But the body shape limits the 407′s versatility, and most drivers hardly feel comfortable.
The Peugeot 407 engine range starts with the entry-level 1.8-litre petrol with 125bhp. It’s a nice unit but make some noise when worked hard. There are two larger units – a 2.0-litre and a 2.2-litre (with 143bhp and 163bhp respectively) both offer good performance. The Peugeot 407 uses a refined twin-turbo system to deliver excellent pace and mid-range performance. Generally the smaller petrol and diesel engines are fitted with five-speed gearboxes, while the 2.2-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel are both fitted with a six-speed box.
Excellent ride quality means that all on all boarder of this should have a comfortable trip and it’s pretty spacious too, with decent leg room in the back and ample headroom. The 407 can easily accommodate two adults or three children, plus the flat transmission tunnel means the middle passenger on the back seat will be comfortable. At speed the engines are quiet and wind noise is minimal but there can be noticeable tyre roar which takes the edge of refinement compared to alternatives like the Ford Mondeo. The space in the car is excellent, much roomier than the Laguna. The driver and passengers feel protected in the cabin with the high sides.
The 407 offers excellent levels of safety, with an impressive five-star score in Euro NCAP cash tests and a generous tally of equipment that includes up to nine air-bags (rear side airbags only being fitted to top of the range models). Other safety equipment includes an electronic stability control system to lessen the chance of it sliding or losing control in slippery conditions.
The 407 will never let you down too much on the mechanical side, although there are some problems with fuel pipes on diesel models. Electrics are still prone to occasional glitches too while loose trim and niggly faults are a worry.
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