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Peugeot 208 GTi hatchback (2013-2018) - Reliability & safety

Peugeot reliability is improving and the 208 GTi is a safe hot hatchback

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

Taking into account Driver Power 2017 owner satisfaction survey results, the Peugeot 208 and the GTi model doesn’t exactly impress, but it is a marked improvement compared to previous years. A good safety rating helps bring some peace of mind, should the worst happen.

Peugeot 208 GTi reliability

The standard Peugeot 208 was rated poorly for reliability in our 2017 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey of cars currently on sale in the UK. Of the owners who responded, 11.1% reported experiencing a problem with their car at least once. Owners praise the 208 for its low running costs and exterior styling, but are less impressed with its practicality and infotainment systems.

Safety

The 208 gained a full five-star rating from the independent crash-testing body Euro NCAP. The hatchback scored a very good 88% in the adult occupant tests, while a score of 83% in the safety assistance category was down to equipment like a driver-set speed limiter being standard across the whole 208 range.

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The 208 GTi has a full spectrum of airbags as standard, along with tyre-pressure sensors and two ISOFIX child-seat mounts in the rear seats. The GTi range also has an alarm as standard – something which is an optional extra on the regular 208 hatchback.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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