Peugeot 207 Coniston

Thanks to the new Ford Fiesta and VW Polo in Coniston, competition for supermini class honours has never been tougher. In fact, the heavyweights’ arrival has forced Peugeot to go back to the drawing board in an effort to improve its 207.

J F & E Hadwin Ltd
01539 441317
Coniston

Data Provided by:
E S Hartley Ltd
01539 822450
Kendal

Data Provided by:
Stewart J Used Car Sales
01539 723804
Buttery Well Road
Kendal

Data Provided by:
P V Dobson Motors
01539 552441
Bridge End Garage
Kendal

Data Provided by:
Kendal Motor Sales Ltd
01539 726735
12 Calder Drive
Kendal

Data Provided by:
Rayrigg Motor Group
01539 442451
Rayrigg Road
Windermere

Data Provided by:
Drift Ridge Garage Ltd
01539 824660
Drift Ridge
Kendal

Data Provided by:
Hadwins Lindale Ltd
01539 534242
Grange Over Sands

Data Provided by:
P.V. Dobson & Sons (Motors) Ltd
01539 560833
Ivy House Works
Kendal

Data Provided by:
Parker & Parker Ltd
01539 724331
Kendal

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Peugeot 207

Provided By:

Thanks to the new Ford Fiesta and VW Polo, competition for supermini class honours has never been tougher. In fact, the heavyweights’ arrival has forced Peugeot to go back to the drawing board in an effort to improve its 207.

With a rejuvenated look and revised engine line-up, the car is ready to hit the road again. Its lights get a softer design all-round, plus there’s a mildly refreshed interior. We tried the 1.4 VTi in entry-level S trim, which produces 95bhp and 138Nm of torque.

Thanks to some engineering wizardry, it’s greener than the lesser 75bhp 1.4, returning 47.8mpg. Our model still felt slow, though, with the 0-62mph dash taking an unimpressive 12.8 seconds. However, the suspension is supple and offers a smooth ride. Add in a well balanced chassis, and the Peugeot handles high-speed cornering without fuss. Yet while the fresh 207 is competent through bends, it’s not the most entertaining car to drive along a windy back roads.

It scores on space and versatility, though, offering 270 litres of boot space. Fold the back seats, and this rises to 1,175 litres. The newcomer is generously equipped, too.

It’s not quite up there with the very best the class has to offer, but the fresh-faced 207 still gives the Polo and Fiesta – as well as the forthcoming facelifted Vauxhall Corsa – something to think about.

Author: Luke Madden

Peugeot 207