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3 out of 5 stars

For Plenty of style and kit for your money. Good diesels

Against Luggage space is mediocre, and the car feels too slow-witted on twisty roads

Verdict The 407 SW is a distinctive family estate that's practical, if not hugely spacious

Go for… 136bhp 2.0 HDi

Avoid… 1.8 and 3.0 V6 petrol

Peugeot 407 SW
  • 1. The load bay isn’t as big as many rivals’, but it’s a useful shape and accessed by a split-opening tailgate
  • 2. There’s stacks of kit, but all the buttons on the dash can be confusing
  • 3. There have been isolated reports of problems with the HDi diesels. Watch for any that run roughly at idle
  • 4. Injector problems, sticky throttles and trouble with the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve are known trouble-spots on diesels
  • 5. Those in the front have plenty of space, and the estate’s higher roofline creates more rear headroom than in the saloon
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