Used Peugeot 407 SW 2004 - 2011 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

2004 - 2011 review
Peugeot 407 SW (04 - 11)
  • Peugeot 407 SW (04 - 11)
  • Peugeot 407 SW (04 - 11)
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What's the used Peugeot 407 estate like?

Never mind outright space, feel the versatility. That's one of the Peugeot 407 SW's main appeals as a family estate. The load bay isn't as big as many rivals' but it's a useful shape and accessed by a split-opening tailgate. The rear seats split and fold to leave a virtually flat load floor, which is probably no more than you'd expect, but to swallow even longer loads, the backrest of the front passenger seat also folds flat - very neat.

Those in the front have plenty of space and the estate's higher roofline creates more rear headroom than in the saloon. There's stacks of kit, too, but all those buttons on the dash can be confusing.

The diesel engines suit the car far better than the petrols. Their undemanding low-down response is more in tune with the 407's softer, more comfort-biased drive. Even so, many rivals ride more smoothly, and many more are sharper in corners, too, where the Peugeot feels slow-witted.