Usually coupes are compromised when it comes to interior room; especially head room but Peugeot have considered the needs of all occupants.
Ease of Use
Usually coupes are compromised when it comes to interior room; especially head room but Peugeot have considered the needs of all occupants. Getting in and out of 407 Coupe is easy, especially considering I have an arthritic hip as the result of an accident.
Both the driver and front passenger have electrically controlled seats and there are two memory positions on the driver’s seat. It is very easy to find the ideal driving position especially as the steering column has full electrical adjustment for rake and reach. The mirrors and the steering column position are both memorised with the seat position and the steering column slightly lifts on powering off the car, to aid exit and entry.
All round vision is pretty good; although we would have preferred larger door mirrors - but they wouldn't have looked as nice.
Peugeot have produced a coupe that can comfortably accommodate four adults, we doubt you would get many complaints from all but the tallest of rear seat occupants. Headroom and legroom is good for all passengers and there is plenty of shoulder room in the rear. For access to the rear seats, the release control of each seat is located on the outer top edge of the seat back. In addition, the driver can make use of a courtesy control on the nearside top edge of the passenger seat.
We fitted our ISOfix child seat into the 407 Coupe with ease and could easily get our son in and out of the car. There are two rear, three point ISOfix fixing points, including a top tether fixing point. Our only concern was that the child seat did not sit too well on the bucket seat but it was 100% secure. Occasionally as we have found with coupes ( see our Jaguar XK review ) front seat passenger legroom is compromised by fitting a child seat, not so in the case of Peugeot 407 Coupe.
The rear seats fold flat on a 60/40 split increasing the boot space from a reasonable 400 litres into a near estate car experience with 1600 mm of uninterrupted boot space. There is a ski flap between the rear seats enabling you to accommodate long narrow objects such as “skis”.
The main controls are well laid out - the windscreen wipers are rain sensitive, although you do have to prompt them to start. The Bi-Xenon headlights automatically activate at dusk and in reduced luminosity, such as car parks and tunnels. They also automatically adjust for ride height and benefit from retractable high-pressure headlamp washers hidden by a flush fitting cover painted the same colour as the bumpers.
The telematics system is a little harder to use and we are not sure if it is that intuitive, but I am sure owners will find their way around the clever features such as a full GSM hands free telephone and Satellite Navigation.
Peugeot 407 Coupe Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 407 Coupe 2.7-litre HDi V6 Sport|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||8.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||143 mph|
|Transmission||6-Speed Tiptronic Automatic|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||43.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5|
|Warranty||3-Year / 60,000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 18/11/07)||£24,820 OTR (£28,407 with fitted options)|