Peugeot 406 Saloon (96-04) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014
2.5
406 is the French family car that thinks it's a stylish Italian, with sculpted Pininfarina styling, composed handling and big car comfort. But it’s not just Italian-inspired panache that has made 406 a winner for Peugeot.

Peugeot 406 Saloon (96-04)
Very roomy, a great drive.
No hatchback version.

New price range:

£12,995 - £23,380

Used price range:

£192 - £1,590

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

406 is the French family car that thinks it's a stylish Italian, with sculpted Pininfarina styling, composed handling and big car comfort. But it’s not just Italian-inspired panache that has made 406 a winner for Peugeot. The saloon is roomier than most rivals and delivers almost limo-like ride quality. The estate is refined and capacious and the Coupé is understated, elegant and can almost be forgiven for thinking it's a Ferrari. 406 is a cut above look-a-like Euroboxes, and a far cheaper alternative to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 lots of gadgets and air con, and it all works properly! 38mpg average (mixed roads) is better than expected too.  

4 out of 5

Mark Howells ,   14 Apr 2011    ... read more

 it is so powerfull even when overlaoded it is so spacy and comfortable even with 5 ppl inside  

5 out of 5

Milosh Loshmianovic ,   01 Mar 2011    ... read more

 cheap to buy compared to many others in similar group  

4 out of 5

Chris Bennett ,   26 Nov 2009    ... read more

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