Space & practicality

Peugeot 208 GTi review

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Peugeot 208 GTi
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13 Feb 2018 17:11 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:04

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Up front, leg room and head room are good, while the interior is wide enough to ensure plenty of shoulder room. Just in front of the gearlever lies a generously proportioned cubbyhole that’s big enough to take a wallet, set of keys and a mobile phone.

Rear-seat occupants will find the 208 GTi is merely average for space. Adults will find their knees rubbing the backs of the front seats and their head brushing the roof, but two adults will at least have decent shoulder room. Three would be a squeeze, though. The middle passenger also has quite a pronounced tunnel to straddle.

The rear seats have a standard 60/40 split-folding arrangement, and once down the step up between the boot floor and folded backrest is eliminated by a fabric flap. However, the backrests themselves lie at quite a steep angle, making it difficult to push long, heavy items across.

At 285 litres, the 208 GTi’s boot is about average for the class, but at least it’s a nice square shape and has a decently wide opening. Unfortunately, there’s quite a pronounced lip to lift heavy bags over and Peugeot doesn’t include an adjustable floor or make it possible to add one as an option.

 

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It’s worth spending that little bit extra on Active trim over Access A/C – we think this is the trim to go for. You get 15in alloy wheels, which will help resale values, as well as the touchscreen...View trim
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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...View trim
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