Peugeot 208 review

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Peugeot 208
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10 Jun 2015 22:00 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 10:21

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The Peugeot 208 sits in the small car class, one of the most fiercely contested classes in the UK. There are some seriously strong contenders in it, such as the spacious Skoda Fabia, the dynamically impressive Ford Fiesta and classy Volkswagen Polo.

Peugeot knows that plenty of people are downsizing to save money, but aren’t willing to compromise on quality. Its 208 has one of the classiest cabins of any small car, while standard equipment, both luxury and safety, is generous across the range. It also comes with a range of clean, fuel-efficient engines.

While it might look and feel good inside, though, the 208 offers merely average rear passenger and boot space. It’s also difficult for the driver to get comfortable and find their way around its infotainment system. Furthermore, the 208 is not as good to drive as many rivals, particularly the Ford Fiesta.

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Active
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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GT Line
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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