For anybody wanting a supermini with style and lots of equipment, the 208 offers a great package. It's low running costs also boost its appeal.
Peugeot offers its 208 with a wide range of engines including some impressive three-cylinder petrol units which are ideal for drivers who only do low mileages. Opt for the 1.0litre and 1.2litre three-cylinder versions and owners will see economy in excess of 60mpg with emissions below the 100g/km level. Of the diesel choices, there's an excellent 1.6BlueHDi which also has emissions of less than 100g/km. Economy is good too, and with the firm’s stop-start system the 1.6 diesel engine producing 74bhp should return an impressive 95mpg with emissions of 80g/km.
The 208's cabin has been well put together and the dashboard will impress. There's also a lot of equipment fitted as standard for the five and three-door models including air con, LED rear lights, remote central locking, electric front windows and cruise control. Other models come with alloy wheels, the firm's touchscreen infotainment system and a soft touch dashboard. The top model comes with larger alloy wheels, climate control and DAB radio. There’s still the Peugeot 208 GTI which has a sports suspension and sports seats are standard along with 17 inch alloys, climate control and red detailing in the cabin.
As a small car, the 208 handles very well, it's a nippy and agile performer around town and stable on motorways; the better spec models and the GTI offer best comfort in a car that is great for long distances too. For many reasons, the 208 makes for a great choice in the supermini segment with good equipment levels and low running costs; it's still a distinctively styled car with practicality and space on board.
First Vehicle Leasing has road tested the Peugeot 208, and discovered for ourselves why it's such a popular choice for the savvy motorist. Read the full review on our blog now...
Why not have a look at the 208 on the official Peugeot UK company website and get the latest news about the 208 at The UK Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the 208 on the Top Gear website.
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