Peugeot 407 Review

Peugeot 407
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Peugeot 407 Review

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The seats are made from hard wearing cloth featuring metallic sliver squares, with a grey and black woven pattern.

How It Looks - Interior

The seats are made from hard wearing cloth featuring metallic sliver squares, with a grey and black woven pattern. The trim is a mixture of metallic plastics and carbon fibre styling with chrome door handles. The instrument panel features ivory dials with chrome surrounds.

We thought the interior, including the materials used to be typical of this class of car, although we were not that keen on the plastic centre console. Not too bad in design, just too much plastic for our taste.

Infotainment

Our car was fitted with Peugeot's RT3 system which comprises of a monochrome screen satellite navigation system with radio and a single slot CD player, hands free GSM phone and a 6 disc auto-changer for the sum of £1215. One feature which is worth mentioning is that even without a SIM card in the phone system you can call the emergency services. The system navigation relays navigation information in the form of pictograms and speech and you can upgrade to a full colour moving map.

The 407 is equipped as standard with six speakers and the system is remote controlled via controls on the steering wheel. Sound quality is in keeping with its peers and enjoyable. There are options to upgrade the system to a ten speaker JBL system with a subwoofer in the boot.

Rivals
  • Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, CItroen C5, Ford Mondeo, Honda Accord, Mazda6, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volvo S40
What We Liked
  • Styling
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Auto headlights
  • Rain-sensitive windscreen wipers
What We Disliked
  • Seat adjustment, recline is controlled by a lever rather than a rotary dial control
  • Steering could do with more feedback
What We'd Like To See
  • Parking sensors as standard (£250 option on this model)
  • Xenon Headlights as standard (£400 option on this model)
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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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