Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

How it performs in a crash may not be the top of everyone’s priority list but clearly Peugeot 208 GTi safety was an important consideration for the manufacturer. In the EuroNCAP tests the regular 208 achieved five stars, the car’s standard-fit driver-set speed limiter coming in for special note.

Peugeot 208 GTi practicality is on a par with its main rivals. It’s actually 7cm shorter than the 207 GTi that came before it, but that change in stature hasn’t been achieved at the expense of cabin or luggage space. In fact the boot is 11 litres larger than that of the RenaultSport Clio at 311 litres in total – and the Peugeot fits in a full-size alloy spare wheel as well.

It’s a three-door only, so while the larger front opening does a decent job at providing access to the rear, it’s not ideal for families. Once there though, children will fit without problem, unlike anyone approaching six-foot whose headroom will be cut short by the sloping roofline.

Small rear side windows restrict rear passenger’s views out too, making the panoramic glass roof a worthwhile option.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Peugeot 208 GTi (12-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

GTi equipment

GTi standard equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Partial leather seat trim
GTi optional equipment
None available

GTi 30th equipment

GTi 30th standard equipment
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
GTi 30th optional equipment
None available

GTi by Peugeot Sport equipment

GTi by Peugeot Sport standard equipment
  • Metallic Paint
GTi by Peugeot Sport optional equipment
None available

GTi Prestige equipment

GTi Prestige standard equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
GTi Prestige optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Peugeot 208 GTi (12-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 88%
Child Occupant: 78%
Vulnerable Road Users: 61%
Safety Assist: 83%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.