The Peugeot 4007 has a smooth, flexible engine and it handles well. It's competitively equipped and roomy for five adults.
It's quite expensive, but the plastics aren't very classy and the third-row seats are cramped and uncomfortable.
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
There's only one engine - a 2.2-litre diesel unit with 154bhp. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s accompanied by a healthy 280lb ft of pulling muscle. There's a good amount of urge away from a standing start, but it's the 4007's flexibility on-the-move that’s more appealing.
Ride & Handling
The 4007 handles sharply for a 4x4, thanks to firm suspension that limits body lean through corners. The steering and gearshift have a well-weighted, precise feel, too. The payoff for this control is a firm ride, though, which can get irritating around town. In the four-wheel drive models, a switch allows you to select between front and four-wheel drive, or an automatic mode that directs power to whichever wheels need it.
The engine is reasonably refined and smooth, though you're still aware it's a diesel. There’s a bit too much wind and road noise present at motorway speed, which makes long journeys more tiring than they should be. The abrupt clutch can be a pain in stop-start traffic, too.