Peugeot 407 Review (2005)

Peugeot 407
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Peugeot 407 Review

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The Peugeot 407 went on sale in the UK in June 2004 and is the successor to the much-loved Peugeot 406.

The Peugeot 407 went on sale in the UK in June 2004 and is the successor to the much-loved Peugeot 406. With the introduction of the 407, Peugeot aim to return to dominance within the upper-medium segment of the new car market. With its bold, sporting design, Peugeot has given the new range a high-tech specification that provides character, dynamism and real-world driving pleasure in equal measure.

The 407 is based on PSA Peugeot Citroen’s platform three for middle and upper segment vehicles. The specification has however been up-rated significantly to meet Peugeot's distinctive requirements for road holding, comfort and safety. Its overall size places it in the middle of its segment.

The 407 is available in S, SE, X-LINE, SV, SE Luxury Pack, Zenith and Executive trim levels. Prices range from £15,255 for the entry-level S model to £20,455 for the range topping Executive model. Whichever model you choose the Peugeot 407 offers exceptional value for money.

The Peugeot 407 is available with an impressive choice of six different engines which includes four petrol a 1.8 16v, 2.0 16v, 2.2 16v & 3.0 V6 and two diesel engines a 1.6 (HDi 110 & HDi 110 FAP) and 2.0 (HDi 136 & HDi 136 FAP). Transmissions include either a 5-speed or 6-speed manual gearbox, or an electronic 4-speed or 6-speed automatic 'Tiptronic' auto adaptive gearbox.

Peugeot launched the 407 with the television advertisement entitled '407 Toys' featuring a world where everyone drives a variety of wacky toy cars. The 407 appears in the midst of these bizarre life-size toys with the line 'The Peugeot 407 - Playtime is Over'.

We tested the 407 SE 2.2 to find out if the new 407 can live up to Peugeot's original marketing slogan 'the drive of your life'.

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Peugeot 407 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedPeugeot 407 SE 2.2
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourWhite Gold
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9 Seconds
Top Speed 136 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban21.8 mpg
Extra Urban41.5 mpg
Combined31.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group13
Euro NCAP Rating5
WarrantyPeugeot vehicles are guaranteed by the manufacturer for a period of two years from the date of first registration, against any manufacturing fault or defective materials, without any limitation on mileage.
In addition to the Peugeot 2 year unlimited mileage warranty, vehicles purchased from a UK Peugeot dealer after 1st September 2002 benefit from a free optional one year of warranty, provided by the UK Peugeot Dealer network.
Price (when tested on the 17/01/05)£17,455 Car as tested £18,955 includes optional metallic paint £325 and RT3 B&W Sat Nav with Radio CD & GSM Phone (joint option with 6 CD Changer on SE & SE Luxury Pack versions) £1,215

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