Review: Peugeot 4007 (2007 – 2012)
Terrific 2.2 diesel engine, excellent handling and decent off-road ability. Well equipped.
It's strictly a 5+2 because the rearmost seats are for small children only. Crankshaft oil seal failures are leading to slipping clutches.
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Peugeot 4007 (2007 – 2012): At A Glance
Like the Mitsubishi Outlander of which it and the Citroen C-Crosser are really mildly repannelled clones, it's good to drive and conveys a satisfying impression of Japanese build quality.
Road Test similar Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 DI-D 2007 Road Test
Road Test simlar Mitsubishi Outlander GX4 2011 Road Test
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Peugeot 4007 (2007 – 2012): What's It Like Inside?
- Boot space is 184–1686 litres
Inside you get five comfortable seats, the rear three split, sliding and slightly reclining 60:40 with a sort of trigger mechanism that tumbles them forwards leaving a completely flat load floor with the folded seats as a bulkhead.
Exactly like the Outlander, a tiny rear bench pulls out of the boot floor, but these seats are so small and legroom so restricted they are only really of any use to midgets and small children. A full size adult could not reasonably be expected to travel in them for more than a couple of miles.
With the rearmost seats tucked away there is 589 litres of luggage space to the window line. And the rear end is split between a hatch and a low tailgate, very useful for sitting on at outdoor events, though the hatch does not extend far enough to keep the rain off your legs.
If you go for the optional satnav, it's a reprogrammable hard disc system like Peugeot's RT4, but actually Mitsubishi's, so no need to get stuck with last century mapping.
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What's the Peugeot 4007 (2007 – 2012) like to drive?
Its great asset over the Outlander is its excellent PSA/Ford 2.2 litre twin turbo diesel engine. The same one you'll also find under the bonnet of the Landrover Freelander II, and from the autumn in the Outlander too.
It makes a big difference because where the 140PS VAG diesel in the Outlander lacks low down torque and has to work hard, the PSA 2.2 seems to have exactly the power the vehicle needs. It's relaxed. It's pleasant. It doesn't annoy or irritate in any way. And 0-60 in 9.6 seconds isn't to be sniffed at for a 7 seater 4x4.
It's also good to drive. Selecting Automatic 4WD sharpens up the front-end Audi quattro style. It feels a bit stiffer than a CR-V, without being any less comfortable. In any kind of inclement weather it's worth putting it into Auto 4WD, and only using 2WD for dry motorways, cities and suburbs.
The four-wheel drive system is straightforward. You can select 2WD, which gives front drive only, bringing rear drive into play in very extreme conditions, 4WD AUTO which brings rear drive in at a 70/30 split whenever needed to stabilise the vehicle, and 4WD LOCK which provides a lock to the centre diff distributing power 50/50 front and rear at low speed.
As Mitsubishi did with the Outlander, Peugeot sent us off road, through some muddy woods in the rain this time, and the car handled it very well. This is a ‘soft roader' that can do a bit of mild ‘off roading' if necessary.
If you had £22k to £25k to spend, needed 7 seats and had to choose between a 4007, a Santa Fe, a Captiva and an Antara, the 4007 is a much nicer car to drive on the road.
It's as good as a Captiva/Antara off road, but not as good as a Santa Fe.
There is no automatic option, as there is with the Santa Fe and Captiva/Antara.
And the 6th and 7th seats of the Santa Fe and Captiva/Antara are much better. Particularly good in the Captiva/Antara.
The on road driving experience of the 4007 is so very much better than the others, that would clinch it for me. But different people have different priorities, which is why I made these differences clear.
|2.2 HDi||39–40 mpg||9.9–11.0 s||185–194 g/km|
|2.2 HDi Automatic||39 mpg||12.5 s||189 g/km|
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