The Peugeot 307 is effortless to drive, parking is easy and visibility is excellent all round with large windows offering superb forward and side vision.
Ease of Use
The Peugeot 307 is effortless to drive, parking is easy and visibility is excellent all round with large windows offering superb forward and side vision. The 3-door model is easy to get in and out of with large door openings which would be particularly helpful for getting young children in and out of the car or for someone with mobility problems.
The dashboard is ergonomically laid out, simple and uncluttered. All the controls are tactile and stylish with everything to hand. Cruise control, automatic rain-sensing windscreen wipers and automatic headlights are standard equipment and work well enabling you to concentrate on driving.
On a practical level the 307 incorporates large front and rear door storage bins, a lit glovebox with storage within the lid, drivers storage area next to the steering wheel, storage drawer under the front seats, storage in the outer sides of the front seats, centre console containing 2 drinks holders, storage holder, 12v accessory power point and a coin tray, front seat back pockets, rear litter bin, rear seat 12v accessory socket, digital trip recorder, trip computer, front and rear courtesy lights with delay, front map reading lights and three grab handles with rear coat hook.
The Peugeot 307's wide tailgate opening has a low sill facilitating easy loading of bulky items. The boot is large and almost square offering 341 litres of load space with five passengers onboard. The rear seats fold with a 60:40 rear split and when folded the boot can accommodate 790 litres. A rigid load cover is standard as is a boot net with 6 load securing rings perfect for securing the weekly shop. The boot also has two stowage compartments behind the wheel arches, a full width lidded stowage compartment in the boot floor, two shopping hooks under the rear parcel shelf and a boot light is standard throughout the range.
Our test car featured optional (£915) RT3 black & white satellite navigation incorporating a GSM phone. The navigation system is very easy to use and well worth investing in if you venture away from home on a regular basis. You can even put your own mobile phone sim card into the dashboard slot and use your phone safely on a hands free basis.
Peugeot 307 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 307 XSi 2.0|
|Body Type||3-Door Hatchback|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9.3 Seconds|
|Top Speed||127 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||45.6 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3-Year/60,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first)|
3-Year unlimited mileage paint finish warranty
6-Year anti-corrosion warranty
|Price (when tested on the 30/12/04)||£15,320 OTR |
Our test car £16,560 (Includes £915 RT3 Black & White Satellite Navigation system
with GSM Phone and £325 pearlescent paint option)