Peugeot 407 SW Estate (04-11) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014
3.5
Peugeot's 407 SW is a distinctively styled estate that stands out from the rest of the usually boxy estate crowd. It's certainly different, but those looks aren't particularly stylish and it appears ungainly - especially the long overhang at the front and the gaping grille.

Peugeot 407 SW Estate (04-11)
Well equipped, refined diesel engines, comfortable on the move
Far from handsome, poorly laid out interior, small boot compared to other estates

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£981 - £10,285

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Peugeot's 407 SW is a distinctively styled estate that stands out from the rest of the usually boxy estate crowd. It's certainly different, but those looks aren't particularly stylish and it appears ungainly - especially the long overhang at the front and the gaping grille. The looks also compromise practicality as the 407 lags behind other estates when it comes to boot capacity and luggage space is only slightly larger than the saloon version. On the plus side it is well equipped and comfortable to drive, plus there's a choice of some excellent diesel engines which are punchy and refined. The interior could be better, especially the cluttered centre console, while rear passenger space isn't especially generous. In September 2008 the model was mildly facelifted and the trim levels were upgraded with a new SR model introduced.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

2.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The load space with the fold down front seat. This means that I can carry very long loads inside the car.  

4 out of 5

Brian Garner ,   20 Jun 2012    ... read more

 NOTHING who ever designed it needs to be shot its longer than a ford galaxy yet when the drivers seat is right back a passenger in the rear with size 3 feet cant get in or out of car without seat...  

2 out of 5

Jenny Miller ,   12 May 2011    ... read more

 Comfortable and fairly economical. A great motorway cruiser. Decent size boot for large dog and holiday packing.  

4 out of 5

Richard McGonigle ,   03 Mar 2011    ... read more

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