Peugeot 107 Review

Gumtree Rating

4.0 rating

First released in 2005 and manufactured until 2014, the Peugeot 107 is a compact city car available at very competitive prices. The only trim available is a fairly basic one, and the petrol engine isn’t going to win any awards for power, but at least this drives insurance prices down – it should be an attractive prospect for newer drivers. It’s also part of a set of near-identical triplets with the Toyota Aygo and the Citroën C1. All three are great options for town driving, though the 107 just pips the other two with a slightly better range of features. If you’re looking for something a little more up to date, the 107 was replaced by the 108 in 2014.

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What we think about the Peugeot 107

The Peugeot 107 is a budget-friendly small car with cute looks that’s great for city driving.

Pros

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Easy to drive and park

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Cheap to run

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Affordable insurance

Cons

Low safety score

Small boot

With seats for four, the Peugeot 107 is a petrol-powered city car capable of doing 60 mpg. It has a three-star Euro NCAP safety rating from 2012 and is starting to lag behind modern car design. It’s only available in one trim and with one engine option.

Driving performance of the Peugeot 107

Our Driving Rating7 / 10

New drivers will be pleased to learn that the 107 is super easy to drive, with very capable handling that inspires confidence. Its small size means parking is a breeze too. There is, unfortunately, a fair amount of wind and road noise, especially at higher speeds. Passengers might also find the ride a little firm and unrefined, particularly on rough surfaces or speed bumps. A short wheelbase and nippy engine mean that the 107 is great in town and can sneak into small gaps, even in heavy traffic.

Safety and reliability of the Peugeot 107

Our Safety Rating6 / 10

Euro NCAP gave the Peugeot 107 a mediocre three out of five stars in 2012, largely due to a lack of modern safety features. However, it’s still safer than many compact city cars as it has front and side airbags for the driver and passengers. You also get a form of basic stability control not found on the C1 or the Aygo. Peugeots get fairly underwhelming reliability ratings in general. In this case though, the 107 is mostly built by Toyota, so you can count on their far better reputation in that respect.

Under the bonnet of the Peugeot 107

Our Engine Rating6 / 10

There’s only one engine available here: a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol pulling a not-so-mighty 68 bhp and getting from 0-60 mph in 14.2 seconds. Its acceleration is better at low speeds, which is partly why the 107 is so well-suited to town driving. It does struggle with motorway overtakes and steep hills, particularly when fully laden. You get a choice of automatic transmission or a five-speed manual gearbox, both of which are reasonably smooth and easy to use.

What you'll find in the Peugeot 107

Our Design Rating7 / 10

On the outside, the 107 is cute and compact looking. There are 23 different colour options out there, including blues, reds, yellows and an eye-catching purple. All models come with Urban trim, though new buyers could choose to spec air conditioning – worth keeping an eye out for. The main design choice is whether to go for the three-door or five-door version. Models with five doors tend to be slightly more expensive for a given build year and mileage.

Comfort and interiors in the Peugeot 107

Our Comfort Rating7 / 10

The 107’s interior is cheap and cheerful, with some funky coloured dashboard icons and lots of hard plastics. This makes it nice and easy to clean but does mean it feels a bit dated now. It usually seats four and is quite tight on headroom and legroom, so if you’re planning on putting child seats in the rear, go for a five-door model. The boot is too small for anything but a couple of overnight bags or a small shop, though folding the rear seats gives you a little more wiggle room.

peugeot 107 dashboard

What features you'll find in the Peugeot 107

Our Features Rating6 / 10

As with many cheap compact city cars, the 107 keeps prices low by paring down the number of features. All versions are as well-equipped as any Aygo or C1 with an MP3/aux port, CD player, remote locking, LED daytime running lights and electric front windows. That’s where the gadgets stop though, and you won’t find things like cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity or even a sunglasses holder on many cars in this class. It just about keeps up with the inexpensive competition, but certainly isn’t impressive when it comes to tech.

What fuel efficiency to expect from the Peugeot 107

Our Fuel Consumption Rating9 / 10

Hats off to Peugeot here, as trips to the petrol station (there’s no diesel version) are fairly painless affairs in the 107 – manual versions are rated at a whopping 65 mpg and with just 99 g/km of carbon dioxide emissions. Automatic transmission models are a little less efficient, but still offer 62 mpg and 104 g/km of emissions. In practice, this means you can expect to get around 470 miles on a single tank of petrol – not bad at all for a 35-litre tank.

Running costs of the Peugeot 107

Our Cost Rating8 / 10

Just like everything else about the 107, running costs are cheap. It’s one of the least expensive cars in the UK to get serviced. Several of the bodywork panels are plastic, making it deceptively tricky to even dent. The 107 sits squarely in insurance group 3, so it’s very cheap to insure even for new drivers. A lack of trim or engine options means you can’t get caught out by a version that costs more to insure either.

Our verdict of the Peugeot 107

4.0 rating

4 / 5 Gumtree rating

Cheap, cheerful and a little bit funky – the Peugeot 107 is an efficient compact city car that's easy to drive, park and care for.