Peugeot has taken the best of everything and put it’s marque on it
There are no petrol options, so both versions of the Peugeot 4007, have the 2.2 HDi diesel engine, which produces 156bhp (116kW) at 4,000rpm and 386Nm (285lb ft) of torque at 2,000rpm. It will propel the car from 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 124mph, where legal. At the other end, the exhaust system includes a Diesel Particulate Filter System (DPFS), which helps to get the CO2 emissions down to 194g/km.
The fuel consumption figures for the test car are what you might expect from a vehicle of this size; 29.4mpg for the urban cycle, 47.0mpg for the extra-urban and the combined is 38.7mpg.
On motorways, the 4007 offers a smooth, un-fussed ride and the high seating position makes you feel like king (or queen) of the road. It is very easy to go from tarmac to track with just a turn of the dial, situated within easy reach, on the centre console. The absence of a low-ratio ‘box means that the really sticky stuff will inevitably cause the 4007 a problem but towing and green lanes are taken care of by switching from 2WD (front) to 4WD Auto or 4WD Lock and using the lower gears of the non-optional, 6-speed, manual gearbox.
The 4007 hasn’t been through the rigorous, EuroNCAP safety tests, as yet but in true Peugeot style, it is likely to do well when it goes for testing. ESP is a standard safety feature, along with ABS and EBFD.
When it comes to passive safety, the 4007 is equipped with dual-stage and side airbags for the driver and front passenger and curtain airbags for the first and second rows. The second row has ISOFIX mountings on the outer seats and the front airbag can be switched off.
The Peugeot 4007 has the presence of a more expensive SUV, both inside and out and, although it could be regarded as an amalgam of collaborative technologies, Peugeot has taken the best of everything and put it’s marque on it. The end result gets a gold star and a notation; Good first effort.2 December 2007
Peugeot 4007 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 4007 2.2 HDi GT|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9.9 Seconds|
|Top Speed||124 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||47 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3-Year / 60,000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 02/12/07)||£25,490|