Peugeot 407 Buying Guide

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Peugeot 407 Buying Guide

Choosing to purchase a mid-priced luxury sedan is a decision which should be made wisely. With the influx of sedan models on the European market, it is hard for consumers to know which one is considered the best in terms of overall handling, safety, and rating by automotive reviews. Consumers searching for new and used sedans should taken into account their personal needs when buying a car. Although speed and outward appearance are important, the interior features of sedan make the vehicle appealing to many. Peugeot is one of the largest automakers in Europe and the company has received numerous auto awards for safety, styling, and handling. The Peugeot 407 model series was created in response to consumer demand for a large family sedan in 2004. Although the period of manufacturing has since been ceased on Peugeot 407s, the average sale of 125,000 vehicles per year of Peugeot 407 models sold between 2004 and 2011 makes the availability of used Peugeot 407s and parts high in the marketplace.

History of the Peugeot 407

The Peugeot 407 model series was introduced by Peugeot on 27 May 2004. Its introduction into the European market was as a replacement to the Peugeot 406 model series, which had been a best selling car for Peugeot for over nine years. The Peugeot 407 was made to be larger and styled to have a different front grille and exterior from the Peugeot 406. With demands for larger family vehicles by consumers, Peugeot created the 407 to be competitive against other European automakers, who in 2004 were creating large sedans too. The first model introduced in 2004 was the Peugeot 407 Saloon, a 4-door sedan with five different versions ranging from a 1.6-litre to a 2.2-litre manual and automatic diesel engine. In August 2004, Peugeot introduced the 407 SW Estate model, a 5-door station wagon. The Estate model was made in three different versions ranging from a 1.6-litre to 2.0-litre manual and automatic diesel engine. In 2006 the Peugeot Coupe, a 2-door car sports model, was introduced with a 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre manual and automatic diesel engine with four versions.

Peugeot 407 Models

Each model made in the Peugeot 407 series is designed to provide consumers with different exterior and interior options, while maximizing the performance of the model. Peugeot 407s are manufactured and assembled in the Peugeot plant in Rennes, Brittany, France. Models are offered in both left- and right-sided driving versions. Comparing the features and options of each model is the best way to determine which one suits the needs of the consumer.

The Peugeot 407 Saloon

The Peugeot 407 Saloon is a 4-door sedan. It was manufactured between 2004 and 2011, and offers consumers five versions to choose from.

 

Active HDi 115

Active HDi 140

Active Hdi 163 Automatic

SR 2.0 HDi 163 FAP

GT HDi 200 Automatic

Engine

1.6 litres

2.0 litres

2.0 litres

2.0 litres

2.2 litres

Top Speed

118 mph

130 mph

139 mph

140 mph

139 mph

Transmission

Front wheel drive, manual 5-speed

Front wheel drive, manual 6-speed

Front wheel drive, automatic 6-speed

Front wheel drive, manual 6-speed

Front wheel drive, automatic 6-speed

Fuel Economy

61 mpg

61 mpg

50 mpg

58 mpg

49 mpg

0-60 MPH

11.3 seconds

9.8 seconds

9.2 seconds

9.56 seconds

8.2 seconds

Fuel

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel

Length

4792 mm

4792 mm

4792 mm

4792 mm

4792 mm

Standard Equipment

ABS

 

 front and side curtain airbags

 

 air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD and MP3 reader

 

cloth upholstery interior

ABS

 

front and rear side curtain airbags

 

air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD, MP3, and RDS

 

cloth upholstery interior

ABS

 

electronic traction control

 

front and side curtain airbags

 

air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD, MP3, and RDS

 

cloth upholstery interior

ABS

 

electronic traction control

 

front and side curtain airbags

 

air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD, MP3, and RDS

 

cloth upholstery interior

ABS

 

electronic traction control

 

front and side curtain airbags

 

air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD, MP3, and RDS

 

leather seat upholstery interior

Safety tests performed by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) on the Peugeot 407 Saloon resulted in a good rating for frontal impact on the driver and passenger. Side impact ratings indicated an adequate mark.

The Peugeot 407 SW Estate

The Peugeot 407 SW Estate, a 5-door station wagon, was, manufactured between 2004 and 2011. This model offers consumers three versions from which to choose.

 

Active HDi 115

Active HDi 140

Active Hdi 163 Automatic

Engine

1.6 litres

2.0 litres

2.0 litres

Top Speed

116 mph

130 mph

139 mph

Transmission

Front wheel drive, manual 5-speed

Front wheel drive, manual 6-speed

Front wheel drive, automatic 6-speed

Fuel Economy

61 mpg

59 mpg

50 mpg

0-60 MPH

11.6 seconds

10.1 seconds

9.5 seconds

Fuel

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel

Length

4813 mm

4813 mm

4813 mm

Standard Equipment

ABS

 

 front and side curtain airbags

 

 air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD and MP3 reader and RDS receiver

 

cloth upholstery interior

ABS

 

front and rear side curtain airbags

 

air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD and MP3 reader and RDS receiver

 

cloth upholstery interior

ABS

 

front and side curtain airbags

 

air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD and MP3 reader and RDS receiver

 

cloth upholstery interior

Safety ratings performed by Euro NCAP indicate the Peugeot 407 SW has a good rating for frontal impact with both the driver and passenger sustaining minimal injuries. For a side impact, the Peugeot 407 SW scored adequate for bodily injuries from the neck down and good for head related trauma.

The Peugeot 407 Coupe

The Peugeot 407 Coupe, a 2-door vehicle, was manufactured between 2005 and 2011. This model offers consumers four versions to choose from.

 

S

Bellagio

Sport

Sport Multimedia

Engine

2.2 litre

2.0 litre

2.0 litre

2.0 litre HDi

2.7 litre V6 HDi

3.0 litre V6

2.0 litre HDi

2.2 litre

2.7 litre V6 HDi

3.0 litre V6

3.0 litre V6 HDi

Top Speed

138 mph

129 mph

129 mph to 151 mph

129 mph to 151 mph

Transmission

manual 6-speed

manual 6-speed

manual 6-speed and automatic 6-speed

manual 6-speed and automatic 6-speed

Fuel Economy

30 MPG

48 MPG

27 to 30 MPG

27 to 30 MPG

0-60 MPH

8.9 seconds

9.8 seconds

8.4 to 9.2 seconds

8.4 to 9.2 seconds

Fuel

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel

Length

4815 mm

4815 mm

4815 mm

4815 mm

Standard Equipment

ABS

 

 front and side curtain airbags

 

 air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD and MP3 reader

 

cloth upholstery interior

ABS

 

front and rear side curtain airbags

 

air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD, MP3, and RDS

 

cloth upholstery interior

ABS

 

electronic traction control

 

front and side curtain airbags

 

air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD, MP3, and RDS

 

cloth upholstery interior

ABS

 

electronic traction control

 

front and side curtain airbags

 

air conditioning

 

cruise control

 

automatic windows

 

audio system with CD, MP3, and RDS

 

cloth upholstery interior

The Euro NCAP safety ratings for the Peugeot 407 Coupe indicate a rating of good for both driver and passenger frontal impact. An adequate rating was given for side impact on the driver's side.

Purchasing a Peugeot 407 on eBay Motors

Choosing to purchase a Peugeot 407 on eBay Motors is a hassle-free way for consumers to find used Peugeot 407 models they are looking for. Searching for Peugeot 407s on eBay Motors can be done by typing in "Peugeot 407" in the search bar on any page. If the consumer knows the particular Peugeot model and features they want on the vehicle, the search can be refined by entering the model, color, engine size, or transmission in the same search bar with the Peugeot 407 name. Once a consumer finds a model they wish to get more information about, they can contact the seller and ask questions about the condition of the vehicle. Consumers should closely look at the description and any photographs of the vehicle to look for potential issues. Seller feedback is also a good way for consumers to gage if the seller is honest and fair. If vehicle details are missing, the consumer should ask the seller about the vehicle.

Conclusion

While purchasing a vehicle is always a major decision, having the appropriate facts and information can make the task considerably easier. Based on the overall data and ratings of the Peugeot 407 model series, this vehicle could be an exceptional used car acquisition, providing the consumer executes the proper research for the specific advertised vehicle that is available for purchase. As the Peugeot 407 model series is a European made vehicle, there is an overall expectation of quality and performance and this perception appears to be warranted by the current market data available. The Peugeot 407 model series received recognition in 2005 as the runner up in the 2005 European Car of the Year award. As with the purchase of any used vehicle, the buyer must be conscious of the overall maintenance history of the vehicle, accuracy of the current mileage, and of course, the physical cleanliness and appearance of the vehicle. Additionally, investigation into the accident and registration history of any vehicle is essential for a satisfactory and safe purchase.

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