A product of the company’s collaboration with Mitsubishi, the Peugeot 4007 is a 4x4 model based on the Outlander 2007 version. It also adds additional details to distinguish it from the rest: from a 2.2-litre diesel engine to a seven-seater that includes a foldable third row. The front row also boasts of more than enough space for the shotgun passenger and the driver.
The Peugeot 4007 comes with just one engine: the 2.2-litre at 156bhp. This engine can arrive at a 62mph sprint in just 9.9 seconds, making it one of the most impressive mid-range performance units. Although the engine’s pulling power is just at 2,000rpm, the unit is able to build smoothly from just 1250 rpm. The engine also performs well through its positive six-speed gearbox. The gearbox’s short shift action doesn’t just make it a pleasure to use, but also allows the vehicle to move forward even at the third or fourth gears.
The Peugeot 4007 is able to breeze through roads with more difficult conditions such as tight corners and hairpin bends. Body control is maintained to keep the ride stable, allowing you to ignore or even forget the fact you’re riding a 4x4. The vehicle also responds quickly to steering inputs. Another advantage of the 4007’s handling is its grip levels. Plus you can either go for the four-wheel drive on the centre console so that the vehicle remains locked in and applies a torque of 50:50 for the rear and front axles.
Passengers can expect complete luxury in the Peugeot 4007. Five adults can readily fit inside, all of who can enjoy more than enough leg and headroom. The GT and SE trims come with added features such as reclining second row seats, climate control, and reclining second row seats. Although the 4007 doesn’t advertise being a seven-seater, you can add a third row to the original count to accommodate children or smaller passengers for shorter journeys. For maximum comfort, opt for the SE trim’s leather seats.
In terms of picking the right trim, the SE model offers the best basics but minus the 18-inch alloy wheels and leather seats. At the same time, the entry-level model also provides climate and cruise control as part of its basic features. For the complete works, there’s the GT trim that includes large-diameter wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, rear parking sensors, and leather seating. There’s clearly very little difference among the trims, so you get more bang for your buck whatever your preference.
Although the Peugeot 4007 comes with complete features, its appearance can be off putting. The wide-mouth grille and slightly garish chrome trimming can be intimidating in terms of aesthetics, but eventually you can get used to it over time. The 4007’s more practical aspects—such as the refined 2.2-litre HDi unit and other performance related materials—allow drivers to warm up to this vehicle’s top notch capability. Steering usually tends to be responsive and distributed well in weight, but serious car enthusiasts might end up looking for that lack other competitors have that the 4007 doesn’t in terms of giving an engaging drive.
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