Choosing a Peugeot 107 couldn’t be simpler… There's one engine choice and two trim levels - Urban Lite and Urban. While Urban models can be bought with three or five-doors, Urban Lite cars only come with three doors. The real choice facing buyers is whether to pick up this Peugeot-badged version of the 107, or plump for the identical Citroen C1 or Toyota Aygo (the three companies co-operated to develop this car). Whichever way, this simple, well-made hatchback is nippy around town, but struggles on the motorway.
3 & 5 Doors
Price £7,995 - £10,645
The Peugeot 2008 supermini crossover is a direct rival for the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. The Peugeot 208-based 4x4 has a distinctive look and raised ride height, while black plastic bumpers and sills will help deflect any scrapes. The boxy body is based on a stretched 208 platform, so there will be more space inside, while large windows and a panoramic sunroof will make the interior feel spacious. Power comes from Peugeot's range of turbo petrol and diesel engines, while e-HDi diesel models will have emissions of 99g/km.
The 207 is Peugeot's answer to the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta. Despite being a relatively old design now, the 207 is still an impressive all-rounder, with neat styling, excellent diesel engines and good handling. The 207 also benefits from Peugeot's improved attention to detail over interior build quality, making the supermini's cabin feel upmarket. As well as the three and five-door hatchback models, a more practical SW estate version and stylish CC convertible are also available.
3 & 5 Doors
Price £9,995 - £16,045
Peugeot's striking new supermini, set to replace the ageing 207, represents a brilliant return to form for the French maker. More cabin space and a larger boot help to boost practicality, while a drop in weight improves emissions and fuel economy. The eye-catching looks and an all-new interior join a range of highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. From launch in June 2012, the 208 will be available as a three and five-door hatchback.
The 3008 is Peugeot's first attempt at a 'crossover' vehicle, and it's a great effort The big Peugeot mixes the attributes of a people carrier, a family hatchback and a 4x4. That makes it spacious, practical and high riding, so it's many things to many people. The ride is very comfortable, making the 3008 a sensible family car purchase.
Price £26,995 - £29,950
Peugeot's 308 is a family hatchback that boasts styling like a people carrier, and has almost as much room on the inside, too. As well as offering plenty of space, including a huge boot, the 308's interior is comfortable, well equipped and well made. Recent revisions include fresh styling and new cleaner, more effcient engines. The diesel units are powerful, and at speed the Peugeot is quiet and refined, so it's a great motorway companion. Just like the smaller 207, there's a larger, more practical SW estate model and convertible 308 CC available. However, all cars suffer from the same problem: the 308 feels very similar to the 307 that preceded it, so today it seems outdated and bland.
Price £22,445 - £27,695
The Peugeot 4007 SUV is a rebadged version of the Mitsubishi Outlander, that adds Peugeot's distinctive styling to Mitsubishi's focus on build quality and engineering. The single engine offered is Peugeot's own 2.2-litre diesel, and it's an impressive performer, as it's strong from low-revs and is smooth and quiet on the motorway. Two extra seats are stowed under the boot floor, which boosts versatility. The 4007 isn’t cheap, though, and Peugeot partner firm Citroen offers its own version called the C-Crosser, which is arguably better looking, more comfortable and cheaper, too.
The Peugeot 407's chunky looks are matched by its well-built, comfortable cabin. Inside you’ll find soft-touch materials covering the dashboard and a sensible design that's easy on the eye. All of the available diesel engines are smooth, quiet and punchy, and the single petrol engine can run on E85 biofuel, so even that has a certain eco appeal. But while the 407 range is worthy, it's not very exciting. Newer rivals deliver more driver appeal, practicality and space.
The 5008 is significantly more practical than Peugeot's previous large people carrier, the 807. It's comparatively compact proportions mean it's easier to drive around town than full sized rivals such as the Dodge Journey or Chrysler Voyager, but there's still a lot of space inside. It's good to drive, too, and the economical HDi diesel engines are cheap to run and have strong performance. The seating is also very clever, so the Peugeot 5008 is an appealing alternative to the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso or Vauxhall Zafira.
Price £18,145 - £25,395
The Peugeot 508 is a comfortable, stylish alternative to the Ford Mondeo. Available as a saloon and an estate, both cars are good to drive. The estate has an enormous boot, though the practicality of the saloon is limited by its bodywork (the boot is very large, but hard to access). Despite this, there is still plenty to get excited about. The 508 offers is exciting and rewarding to drive, and there's plenty of head and legroom for both front and rear passengers. A wide engine range means there is plenty of choice - while standard specification includes sat-nav and leather for mid spec models and above.
The Bipper Tepee is essentially the same car as the Citroen Nemo Multispace and Fiat Qubo. It's based on a van, which gives the Bipper its characteristic slab-sided, high roofed look. But the boxy design provides lots of room inside. The rear seats are accessed through sliding doors, which are a bonus in tight parking spaces. There's just one small diesel engine available and a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes. All versions are very cheap to run but the interior does feel built down to a price and the rear windows only open halfway.
Price £12,495 - £14,145
The Expert Tepee is Peugeot's largest MPV. The van-like looks aren’t a strong point, but the Expert does include sliding rear doors to help access in tight spaces, and space for up to nine people. The ride is comfortable, but it's better to opt for the larger 2.0-litre diesel engine, rather than the 1.6-litre diesel, as the Expert Tepee becomes quite a heavyweight when loaded to capacity. If you’re a private buyer, the entry-level Comfort model is best left to taxi firms. If you can afford it, go for top-of-the-range Leisure version, as that model comes with air conditioning as standard as well as the 2.0-litre engine.
Price £22,995 - £28,945
The electrically powered Peugeot iOn is a tweaked and rebadged version of Mitsubishi's i-MiEV, and is one the first all electric models from Peugeot to go on sale in the UK. To distinguish it from the Mitsubishi, it's fitted with new front and rear bumpers, as well as an ESP system to boost safety. Plus, the iOn has a more simple gearbox offering only park, reverse and drive modes, doing away with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV's economy and performance settings. Power comes from a 64bhp electric motor located at the rear and there's powerful battery pack under the floor - which will carry you up to 93miles. As the electric motor is almost silent and there are no gearchanges, the iOn is really good around town. It's less impressive on the open road, however, where it feels slow.
The Peugeot Partner Tepee is designed as a people carrier for those on a budget. Space comes as a standard, with a van-like interior offering lots of room for people and luggage. The Partner is easy to drive and can transport passengers in comfort. However, the Tepee's low purchase price does mean that almost all luxuries are optional extras. Thankfully the options themselves aren’t too expensive. If you regularly drive the car with a full load of passengers or luggage, the smallest petrol engine is best avoided.
Price £12,795 - £16,795
With its smooth bodywork and distinctive styling, the Peugeot RCZ Coupé is one of the best looking new sports cars of 2010. There's substance behind the style, too, because the car is more fun to drive than any Peugeot in recent memory. It's relatively cheap to run, thanks to the addition of a powerful yet frugal diesel engine, and it's practical too.