- Leather steering wheel
- Front side airbags
- Bluetooth system
A snub-nose front end rakes steeply, which makes the car easy to place on the road and in the car park, while the sloping shoulderline gives it a hint of aggression that is simply absent from some of the French marque's more cuddly competitors.
Neat design touches abound, including the complex rear light clusters, a sporty front grille and sharp creases down the side that give a muscular feel even to the entry level models. In GTi spec, the 208 is a force to be reckoned with.
The 208 comes with a small steering wheel and a novel approach to cockpit design; with typical French flair, the marque has gone for an entirely different look and feel to the German and Japanese competition.
Ride comfort can be a deciding factor and while there are softer cars, the 208 strikes an elegant balance between outright comfort and refinement and a sporting set-up that makes it fun to drive too.
Weight saving was a major concern for the French manufacturer. It's no secret that cars have got heavier over the years, but in the name of efficiency the marque used lightweight tensile steel panels, as well as a smaller footprint, to reduce the weight of the 1.4 to less than 1,000 kg.
Speaking of efficiency, the 1.4-litre Hdi diesel model can return an incredible 74.3 mpg, while the entry level 1-litre petrol engine pumps out just 87 g/km of carbon dioxide. If you're looking for pure performance, the 1.6-litre turbocharged GTi comes with a whopping 197 bhp, too, so the flagship should retain Peugeot's sporting credentials.
Other key features include that innovative interior touchscreen system, which is a major bonus in a car in this class.
ABS with brake force distribution, an Electronic Stability Programme, an arsenal of airbags that include front and rear curtain and a seatbelt alarm are standard on all the models and the car even comes with automatic hazard lights.
- AirbagsDrive your Peugeot 208 with confidence, knowing that you and your passengers are protected with six airbags as standard.
Driver and front passenger protection includes two front and two side airbags, while two front and rear curtain airbags protect those in the front and rear seats.
- Cruise control speed limiterThe 208 is equipped with Cruise Control and Speed Limiter as standard. Set your desired speed limit or activate cruise control – both ensuring you remain at a constant speed. Please ensure you remain within the legal speed limit at all times.