The Peugeot 1007 is a very easy car to live with and to drive.
Ease of Use
The Peugeot 1007 is a very easy car to live with and to drive. All round visibility is pretty good, although the electric sliding side doors can restrict over shoulder vision. You sit quite high in the front seats and as the doors slide wide open those of you with mobility problem should find getting into the 1007 quite easy. You may find the hand brake is quite low down and you do have stretch a fair way around to reach the front seat belts.
The steering wheel can be adjusted for rake and reach and the driver’s seat is height adjustable which makes it easy to get into a comfortable driving position. We drove the car for over ten hours in one stretch and were quite relaxed.
The 1007 only has seating for four and being a three door car, rear passengers have to be fairly agile to get past the front seats into the rear. We took two fairly tall adult passengers in the rear for a trip with little complaint. There is even enough headroom in the front for Isambard Kingdom Brunel to keep his top hat on.
You are not going to fit a lot in the boot; but there is a hard load cover to protect your luggage from prying eyes. The two rear seats will fold forward to provide a useful load area of 628 litres to the parcel shelf height, a gain of just over 300 litres from keeping the seats/parcel shelf in place. The passenger seat can be folded flat to act as table, perfect for your laptop or lunch. There are also a number of useful storage cubby holes throughout the car.
The two rear seats have 3 point ISOfix anchorages and your little ones can be viewed by means of a retractable child surveillance mirror (only available if you don’t specify Satellite Navigation). We liked the fact that the 1007 had drive away locking which activated at 6mph.
The sport model we were testing is equipped with auto on headlights and automatic rain sensing windscreen wipers, which worked very well.
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)|