Review

Peugeot 208 hatchback

The Peugeot 208 is one of the best small cars the French brand has produced in years, designed to rival the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. It's a high quality car, stylish, modern and well-equipped, and comes as either a five-door or a three-door.

It's also cheap to run. There's a range of engines to choose from and all of them offer decent efficiency, plus there is the faster Peugeot 208 GTI model for those who like their superminis with a bit more power. In fact, the only major problem with buying a Peugeot 208 is that you’re not buying a Ford Fiesta, which is much better to drive. But the Peugeot is still a great car, and given that the Ford Fiesta is the biggest selling car in the UK – and therefore by far the most common – many supermini buyers will be looking for a stylish alternative that offers something a bit different. And, for those buyers, the Peugeot 208 is well worth a look.

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