A competent hot hatch but one that’s outshone on the road by more talented, and cheaper, rivalsread the full model review
Even larger 17in alloy wheels do the 208’s ride no favours, while climate control is another want rather than need. Electric rear windows on five-door models is attractive, but again something you can add to lesser trims for relatively little money. The various sporty styling upgrades look great but if you’re on a budget, as most small car buyers are, we’d avoid.
Engine:1.2 PureTech 110
Has more than enough power and torque for town and country work, but we’d stick to the cheaper Puretech 82 as you’ll save cash buying and running it, and won’t notice a massive difference in performance.