Peugeot 4007 Car Review

The Peugeot 4007 is the third model to come out of a collaboration that has already spawned the Mitsubishi Outlander and Citroen C-Crosser. The 4007 handles well and offers a smooth, flexible engine. It is well equipped and has plenty of room for five.


The Peugeot 4007 operates best as a five-seater with generous cabin space. Flexibility is ensured as the rear seats slide and recline individually as well as folding flat. The two extra seats stowed under the boot floor offer little padding while knee space is tight. Boot space is also dramatically reduced when the rearmost seats are up, but the 4007 offers a decent amount of room when they are stowed. A split rear tailgate is a bonus when it comes to loading and unloading the Peugeot 4007.
Most drivers will find it relatively easy to find a comfortable position behind the steering wheel as there is plenty of seat adjustment. The dashboard is stylish and the controls and dials are well set out and easy to see and use.
The 2.2 litre HDi engine is the only one offered on the Peugeot 4007 – but it is a good one giving bags of low down pulling power which comes in useful when towing a caravan or coping with rough off-road terrain. The chassis is top quality offering a smooth saloon-like ride.
The Peugeot 4007 averages 39.2mpg on the standard 16-inch alloy wheels, and 38.7mpg on the range-topping GT’s 18-inch wheels.

Peugeot 4007
Life Style

The Peugeot 4007’s exterior is stylish and pleasing to the eye with a distinctive front grille and headlamps. There are also imposing wings with wide wheel arches and large alloys that add to the bold effect.
The interior features black fascia panelling that is complemented by subtle aluminium coloured finishing that highlights air vent surrounds, grab handles, and other key controls.
The Peugeot 4007 is an SUV that is a delight to drive. Many cars of this ilk suffer from a bouncy ride but the 4007 benefits from independent suspension on all four wheels. Body lean is tightly controlled, particularly for a 4×4, and although the steering is a bit short on feedback, it’s precise and well weighted.
As far as the environment is concerned Peugeot have tweaked its diesel engine to reduce of emissions by about 30 per cent so it has a combined carbon dioxide figure of 191g/km – relatively low for an SUV. There is plenty of power available with the 0-62mph dash completed in just short of 10 seconds and whether accelerating hard or cruising down the motorway, the engine stays smooth and quiet. Wind and road noise are a bit more audible at speed, but not unbearably so.
The Peugeot 4007’s cabin uses smart materials and everything feels solidly put together.
Security and Safety

The Peugeot 4007 is fitted with an alarm, immobiliser and deadlocks to protect it from the attentions of car thieves.
As far as safety is concerned electronic brakeforce distribution and stability control are fitted as standard. These help control the braking and engine power applied to individual wheels. It also helps to keep the vehicle on the right road by controlling any oversteer and correcting understeer in poor weather conditions.
The 4007 is also equipped with six airbags, including curtain airbags which will protect passengers in rows one and two in the event of a side impact.

The Finishing Touches
There are two trim levels available with the Peugeot 4007. Equipment levels are good with even the entry-level SE models coming well kitted out. There are alloy wheels, front and rear electric windows, climate and cruise control and an MP3-compatible CD player. Step up to the range-topping GT model and Peugeot throw in bigger alloy wheels, as well as luxuries such as electrically adjustable and heated front seats, leather upholstery, a CD multichanger and parking sensors.

The Peugeot 4007 is the French company’s first go at a Sports Utility Vehicle on the whole it has done rather well. Peugeot appears to have learned from the mistakes of other car companies by producing a genuine contender to take on the best the 4×4 market has to offer, to see what else Peugeot have to offer go to
The benefits of building the 4007 in tandem with Mitsubishi Motors – a recognised 4×4 specialist – are obvious especially when coupled with Peugeot’s engine technology and stylish designs.
The 4007 comes in two versions – the SE and GT, both using the 2.2 HDi diesel engine. It offers both front and all-wheel drive via a natty switch situated in between the front seats.

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