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Peugeot 207 XT HDi Touring (2008)

by Barry Green,reviewed May 2008

When it comes to space, the Touring variant of Peugeot’s 207 HDi puts up a compelling argument over its Hatch sibling.
The former is nearly 120 mm longer and 55 mm higher than the latter in a category where size really does matter.

Not only that, but it is endowed with rear seats that fold completely flat with one touch, making for generous luggage carrying capacity.

Normal capacity is 428 litres, 118 better than the Hatch.

The 1.6-litre turbo-diesel comes on strong between 1400 and 3500 rpm. An over boost of 20 Nm (from 240 to 260) is handily available in the top three gears of the five-speed manual box.

While smooth around town, the ride hardens up over rough roads.

Handling is largely viceless; although the electric steering lacks some feel, and braking is average for its class, ditto smoothness and quietness.

An otherwise complete standard safety inventory (six airbags, ant-lock brakes, lap sash belts for five, etc) is spoiled by a lack of electronic stability control – even as an option.

However, the 207 range rates a five star ANCAP (crash testing) rating.

And in the real world, the Touring is thirstier than its claimed consumption of 5.0-litres/100 km, imbibing on test at the rate of 8.6.
Peugeot 207 XT HDi Touring 2008

For

Space, driveability, function

Against

No ESC, sometimes-rough ride

Car Details

Vehicle make Peugeot
Vehicle model 207 XT HDi Touring
Vehicle type Light Over $20,000
Year 2008
Price when new $29,790 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars
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Engine 1.6-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel
Max power 80 kW @ 4000 rpm
Max torque 240 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Acceleration to 100 km/h 13.2 sec
Braking from 80 km/h 26.2 m
Fuel type Diesel
Economy ADR 5.0-litres/100 km
Emissions rating
3 out of 5 stars
CO2 Emissions 131 g/km

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.