The Peugeot 407 SW is particularly well equipped in terms of passive safety, with active front head restraints and seven air bags as standard: driver, passenger, front side, curtain and steering column on all models.
Safety and Security
The Peugeot 407 SW is particularly well equipped in terms of passive safety, with active front head restraints and seven air bags as standard: driver, passenger, front side, curtain and steering column on all models. Rear side airbags are also fitted to the GT model and are available as an option on the Sport model.
The 407 SW is fitted with SMART twin generator and dual volume adaptive front airbags, the pressure and volume of which is controlled by the severity of the impact.
The latest generation electronic stability programme (ESP), which guarantees simultaneously a high level of safety and driveability is fitted as standard. The traction control (ASR) and dynamic stability control (DSC) systems can be switched off for starting on slippery road surfaces, but automatically re-activates when the vehicle exceeds 30 mph. Emergency brake assist (EBA), the activation of which is controlled automatically according to vehicle speed, is also a standard fitment.
As the result of Peugeot’s attention to safety the 407 has received the top five star Euro NCAP rating in their safety testing, which is good to know especially for the family owner.
Deadlocks, laminated side glass (standard fitment on GT models - optional on Sport models), ultrasonic alarm, rolling code transponder immobiliser and alloy wheel locking bolts all help keep the vehicle secure.
Automatic locking of the doors, boot and fuel filler cap occurs as soon as the car reaches a speed of 6 mph, providing added peace of mind for the driver and passengers. This function can be de-activated / re-activated as the driver chooses.
Comfort and Refinement
We liked the Panoramic Glass Roof which is standard on the SW model, it is a full length glass roof protected by an electrically powered blind, you can simply select how far you want the blind to retract by a twist selector mounted in the roof.
The internal mirror automatically dips to avoid being dazzled by tailing motorists; it can be switched off should you wish. We did find the external mirrors a little on the small size, which we guess is a styling issue.
You benefit from dual climate control enabling the driver and front seat passenger to select their own temperature preferences.
The 407 SW Sport is blessed with the usual equipment, even the front passenger seat is electrically adjustable but neither of the front seats have memory positions.
Peugeot 407 SW Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 407 SW Sport 2.2 HDi FAP|
|Colour||Onyx Black Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9 Seconds|
|Top Speed||137 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||55.3 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5|
|Warranty||3-Year / 60,000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 10/10/07)||£22,525 As Tested|