Jan 05, 2018
Peugeot is a French brand that has been well-known for making refined and comfortable vehicles. In the previous article, we brought you a comprehensive review about one of the most popular Peugeot model in Nigeria - the Peugeot 307. And this time, we would like to pamper this brand one more time by choosing the successor Peugeot 407 to give our readers a deep insight into this hot model. Check it out - 2010 Peugeot 407 review.
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The 2010 Peugeot 407 boats a striking look, a comfortable cabin and a powerful engine. It is considered as a strong rival in the family car segment. On the road, the car offers a relaxing and quiet manner supported by comfort equipment and plenty of safety.
It comes with 3 body styles of sedan, wagon and coupe, all are medium-sized and available in economical diesel and peppy petrol engines. All come with elegant, smooth lines from head to tail, in a great balance of function and form.
Among three versions of style, the 2010 Peugeot 407 coupe seems to receive most favor and compliment from Nigerian car enthusiasts. It was able to house up four people in comfort, and its impressive style may catch the interest of many.
Among three versions of style, the 2010 Peugeot 407 coupe seems to receive most favor and compliment from Nigerian car enthusiasts
Getting inside, the 2010 Peugeot 407 interior offers a spacious and nicely arranged cabin with comfortable seats and convenient equipment. The carmaker adorned the 407 with 3 levels of equipment including the ST budget model, the SV and the SR. All levels provide an amenity and contentment but every level offers a certain range, especially, it was more impressive in the higher spec variants.
The 2010 Peugeot 407 interior offers a spacious and nicely arranged cabin with comfortable seats
The cabin is wrapped by good-quality materials including soft-touch plastic and trim in black, bringing its interior a glossy and luxurious look. Additionally, the seating rows give passengers large legroom but the headroom seems to be poor. This is particularly inconvenient as the car was crossing some kind of rough or bumpy terrains, shaking the whole car and causing the rear taller passengers uncomfortable because of lacking headroom.
The rear taller passengers are sometimes uncomfortable because of lacking headroom
The main criticism that the 407 received from its owners was its blind spot. The feature was made by the heavy A-pillars, making it more difficult for the driver to observe surrounding vehicles and on-road obstacles.
Speaking of the cargo capacity, the Peugeot 407 was said to be not spacious enough, especially for big families and those who want to take more and bigger items with them during their trips. It offers a 407 L boot which is friendly with small bags and quite good for square shape but loading larger stuff is more difficult.
It offers a 407 L boot which is friendly with small bags and quite good for square shape
In the cabin, storage space is not large enough but offers a glove compartment and a central storage box that has sufficient room for an appropriate number of CDs.
For safety features, the 407 comes equipped with a full standard kit consisting of curtain, side, front and driver’s knee airbags, anti-lock brakes and an electronic stability control. Especially, it received a five-star rating from Euro NCAP.
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As stated by the Peugeot slogan “Drive of your life”, the 2010 Peugeot 407 offers a dynamic and enjoyable ride for the driver. Even when compared to other strong rivals like the Ford Mondeo, the car seems to be a little bit weaker in handling capacity but it is said to offer a relaxing and comfortable ride on the motorway.
Speaking of the engines, the 2010 Peugeot 407 is armed with a number of engine variants in both petrol and diesel (7 for petrol and 7 for diesel). It can be said that the engines are the 2010 Peugeot 407’s highlight as all versions even the 110bhp 1.6 HDi diesel also offers a great pulling power and the 170bhp 2.2 HDi diesel is powerful in all gears.
As stated by the Peugeot slogan: “Drive of your life”, the 407 offers a dynamic and enjoyable ride for the driver
|2010 Peugeot 407 Fuel Consumption|
|CITY||22.4 mpg US OR 10.5 L/100Km|
|HIGHWAY||39.2 mpg US OR 6 L/100Km|
|COMBINED||30.5 mpg US OR 7.7 L/100Km|
If you intend to buy a diesel 2010 Peugeot 407, it will require more carefulness and attention to than the petrol. You may have heard of some isolated reports of problems with HDi models but most of them will have been addressed under warranty before hitting the used market.
Many experienced drivers complained that the accelerator of the diesels was laggard and idle, so check it carefully for a test drive before driving it home. There are also common problems with its faulty injectors, a sticky throttle and the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve.
And before making the final deal, you should require the seller for providing and checking service history of the car to know how much it has been fixed.
It is obvious that there is an enormous number of used 2010 Peugeot 407 for sale on the Nigerian auto market, many of them are still in a very good condition with proper maintenance. So buying a pre-owned 407 is not only a clever idea but also a great saving.
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|2010 Peugeot 407 price in Nigeria|
|2000 – 2005||N1.7 million – N2.1 million|
|2006 – 2010||N2.7 million – N4.2 million|
At the last moment, hopefully, our 2010 Peugeot 407 Review on Naijauto.com has helped you better understand this hot-selling car in Nigeria. Actually, the 2010 Peugeot 407 has managed to satisfy as many drivers as possible by its striking design, spacious cabin as well as relaxing and comfortable drive. All things considered, it’s truly a great choice for all Nigerians who are seeking a reliable secondhand car. Trust us and you will never regret.
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