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Peugeot 406 Saloon review

1996 - 2004 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

At a glance

Price new £12,845 - £23,225
Road tax cost £210 - £415
Insurance group 19 - 32
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 354 - 785 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


Very roomy, a great drive.


No hatchback version.

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.