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Peugeot 208 Active 1.2L PureTech 82 5 Door Manual Review

Published: 24th September 2019

Peugeot 208 Active 1.2L

The Peugeot 208 has been the French car manufacturer’s bestselling model since it was first introduced back in March 2012. And, for good reason too. It’s a modern vehicle that boasts the latest technology and is brilliant for short to medium length commutes. Drivers also benefit from an economical engine and more style than most alternatives, including the Ford Fiesta. If you’re looking for a small car that offers excellent value for money, then the Peugeot 208 Active 1.2L is likely to fit the bill. Let’s take a look at exactly why.

Driving Experience 

With the Peugeot 208, you get all of the usual driver assistance features including lane assistance to stop you drift out of your land on motorways. There’s an autonomous parking system which is capable of controlling acceleration, braking and steer when parking the vehicle and leaving a parking space. There’s also a traffic sign recognition system that can work with the built-in speed limiter. This is to make sure that you never exceed the speed limit of the road you are driving on.

The Peugeot 208 is aimed at city drivers, so the light steering is perfect for short commutes. Even better, it is brilliant for three-point turns and difficult parking manoeuvres. Suspension wise, the Peugeot 208 can handle speed bumps with no problem at all.

Size

The Peugeot 208 is a compact and convenient supermini, which certainly helps when it comes to making inner-city and suburban journeys. At almost 4,000mm long, it’s almost exactly the same length as a Ford Fiesta. The interior boasts plenty of useful storage options, including a number of cup-holders, decent door bins and a deep cubby area. The only downside is that the central armrest can sometimes get in the way of your elbow. But, it ultimately depends what your driving style is, as to whether this will be a problem or not.

How Does The Peugeot 208 Active Look?

The designers at Peugeot have attempted to give the 208 a contemporary and stylish look. And, it is fair to say that have succeeded. The Peugeot 208 comes in 13 different colours, so there’s plenty of choice amongst drivers that are considering the vehicle. The body shape is neat and curvy, and the creases in the doors and bonnet give an even more modern look. The brake lights have three lines of LEDs in each cluster which makes them look like a lion’s claw. Equipped with a convenient daytime running function, the intensity of the lights also adjust automatically to light conditions, enhancing the visibility of the vehicle no matter what time of day it is.

Technology Specifications

  • 7″ multifunction colour touch screen.
  • Driver and passenger airbag, including a passenger airbag deactivation switch.
  • Cruise control with speed limiter.
  • 3.5mm jack for external audio device & USB socket.
  • ABS with electronic brake-force distributor (EBFD) and emergency brake assist (EBA).
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system.
  • Thatcham approved Cat 2 immobiliser.

Our Verdict 

Overall, the Peugeot 208 Active remains an appealing choice for drivers in a crowded and competitive supermini market. Peugeot continues to find success with the 208 1.2L PureTech 82 5 Door because it boosts appeal amongst younger drivers that are considering a stylish car. When going head to head with the likes of the Ford Fiesta, the Peugeot 208 comes out on top. The stylish and contemporary design makes the car stand out compared to the somewhat dull-looking Ford Fiesta. And, there are plenty of practicalities on offer that makes this car the ideal companion for everyday use.

Leasing a Peugeot 208 Active With Wheels4Sure 

If you have always pictured yourself driving the Peugeot 208 Active, then why not consider leasing one from Wheels4Sure. Our packages cover the first year’s road tax, servicing, breakdown cover, and full manufacturer’s warranty. We accept our applicants based on their current affordability, not credit history. In fact, we say yes to 95% of applications. Please call us on 0203 823 1010 or apply via our website to get to the application process going today!

 

 

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