Peugeot 208 1.2 PureTech 100 Active 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
Peugeot 208 front - blue 69-plate car
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RRP £18,255What Car? Target Price£17,433
Review

One of the very best small cars, standing out for ride comfort, interior quality and hushed cruising manners. The 1.2 Puretech 100 engine is also punchy and doesn't drink much fuel. It isn't cheap to buy, though, and rivals such as the Ford Fiesta are much more fun to drive.

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This entry-level trim comes with 16in alloy wheels (or steel wheels if you're buying the electric e-208), heated door mirrors, automatic lights, air-con and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Infotainment features include a 7.0in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, Bluetooth and a DAB radio, while safety features such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance are also standard.

If you can stretch your budget to the 99bhp Puretech 100 petrol you'll have the pick of the range. The Puretech 100 is a really strong engine that picks up well from low revs; it's absolutely ideal for propelling you along on A-roads and motorways without any fuss, and livelier than a Clio or Polo with equivalent power. It's pretty quiet and we also managed nearly 48mpg in our trials, which is impressive.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

311

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

124

g/km

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