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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£16,355 - £27,242

Used price range:

£847 - £9,381

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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...

 Being an Estate Car, the load carrying capacity is useful. Also the not so expensive Insurance and Tax.  

2 out of 5

A E Fox ,   29 May 2014    ... read more

 Reasonable load and very long legged (6th gear) on motorways giving in excess 45mpg at top end of speed limit.  

3 out of 5

Richard Russell ,   28 Apr 2014    ... read more

 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

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