The Peugeot 1007 is quite heavy and has a relatively high centre of gravity, so do not expected hot hatchback handling.
How It Drove - Performance
Currently the Peugeot 1007 is available with a choice of three petrol engines and one diesel. The petrol line up comprises of a 1.4 litre 8v, 1.4 litre 16v and a 1.6 litre 16v, the diesel is a 1.4 HDi. The 1.6 petrol is only available with a 2-Tronic electronically controlled manual gearbox, with has both manual and automatic driving modes. The 1.4 litre 8v can also be specified with the 2-Tronic gearbox otherwise it is a 5-speed manual.
We chose to drive the four cylinder turbo-charged 1.4 litre (1398cc) HDi diesel which produces 70 bhp @ 4000 rpm and 120 lb/ft worth of torque @ 2000 rpm. The 1007 is perhaps not the sprightliest of cars, Peugeot claim a leisurely 0-62 mph time of 15.4 seconds with a top speed of 99 mph.
On average we achieved 51.4 mpg over the week we spent with the 1007, our driving comprised of several motorway jaunts of a few hundred miles, country lane crawls and city use. I would imagine with careful use you could nudge 60 mpg which is what Peugeot are claiming.
Once the diesel engine has warmed up is quite quiet and audibly you soon forget that you are driving a diesel. Of course out of town you do have to work the gearbox to get the most out of the car but this is pretty much as you would expect. If you only potter around town with the occasional long journey then you should be more than happy.
How It Drove - Ride and Handling
The Peugeot 1007 is quite heavy and has a relatively high centre of gravity, so do not expected hot hatchback handling. The electric power steering is a little too light to enjoy a spirited dash along your favourite ‘B’ roads, but of course it does make parking a breeze.
The 1007 suffers a little because of its short wheel base and you do feel the car on occasions pitching. The ride is on the hard side which helps to keep the 1007 in check when cornering so don’t expect a limousine ride, but overall it is quite acceptable.
In summary the ride and handling are perfectly acceptable just not that dynamic, which should suit the target market and city users.
Peugeot 1007 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 1007 SPORT 1.4-Litre HDi|
|Body Type||3-Door Hatchback|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||15.4 Seconds|
|Top Speed||99 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||69.9 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5|
|Warranty||3-Year/60,000 Mile Warranty (2-year unlimited mileage and a free 1-year optional 60,000 mile warranty provided by the Peugeot dealer network)|
|Price (when tested on the 12/06/06)||£12,295 OTR (Car as tested £15,145 OTR including options)|