Peugeot 407 Review & Ratings
- 8 April 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
When it comes to car design, combining beauty with usefulness while breaking the norm at the same time and setting a new standard for exterior design is something Peugeot has been able to do again and again over the years .
The Peugeot 407 is probably one of Peugeot’s biggest successes since the 306 took to the streets.
With its unique body shape, the flowing lines and the trademark front end, it stands for everything that Peugeot wants to deliver with a car: safety, beauty and a myriad of features that make every Peugeot model unique.
The 407 has quite an interesting story behind it which ironically starts with one of its predecessors, the 406.
The 406 was, at first sight, a sedan like any other. However, it had a bit of a sporty twist that was not really realized or properly discovered until it featured in the hit French movie series “Taxi”.
Soon after that, the 406 became a rather demanded car which drew the attention of Peugeot.
They redesigned the 406, they stretched its face back, gave it sexier lines and a rounded rear end, made it a bit more aerodynamic and added a bit of extra comfort into the mix, and the 407 was born.
You can choose between the 2 door coupe version, the 4 door sedan standard version or the 5 door wagon version of the 407.
It also comes with 9 different engines options that you can choose from:
1.6 liter diesel I4
1.8 liter petrol I4
2.0 liter diesel I4
2.0 liter petrol I4
2.2 liter diesel I4
2.2 liter petrol I4
2.7 liter diesel V6
3.0 liter diesel V6
3.0 liter petrol V6
Safety and Security
One of the things that Peugeot took a really careful look at when designing this car was the safety aspect of it.
It was built around the idea of safety and comfort being delivered to the client and so the client is presented with a hefty list of extra safety options upon purchasing his or her 407.
Space and Comfort
Regardless of the version, the 407 is still a very spacious and comfortable car to find yourself in. It gives a lot of head and leg space to both the front and back occupants, it can easily fit the driver and 4 other passengers at the same time and it provides a large boot in which you can deposit all the luggage that you need for those long vacations.
If you need additional space, you can either buy the wagon version which brings a boot twice the size of the sedan one or you could simply purchase and attach a roof mounted luggage support frame.
Quality and value
The 407 is not a particularly hard to maintain. However, it tends to be a bit demanding when it comes to consumables.
Overall, the cost of maintaining and repairing the car in case of an accident is quite low compared to other sedans in this category and the price tag of a 407 is below average to begin with.
The 407 is a practical car. It will bring the comfort that you are looking for when going on those long drives and at the same time it will bring the space that you need, when you need it.
The fun aspect of this car is also present making you let your hair down and have a little bit of fun with this car when you need it without having to feel bad about it later when you think back.