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Peugeot 607

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Peugeot 607

The Peugeot 607 is a capable car, but there are many better rivals

Engine Engine power Fuel consumption Fuel type 0-100 (0-60) Top speed
2.0 HDi 108 hp ? Diesel ? ?
2.2 HDi 133 hp 6.8 l/100km Diesel 10.6 s 205 km/h
2.2 HDi 138 hp ? Diesel ? 204 km/h
2.2 16V 158 hp 9.1 l/100km Petrol 9.6 s 220 km/h
2.7 HDi 198 hp ? Diesel ? ?
3.0 V6 24V 207 hp 9.8 l/100km Petrol 8.1 s 240 km/h

Body type Sedan
Number of doors 4
Number of seats 5
Engine position Front
Driven wheels Front
Length 4 877 mm
Width 1 800 mm
Height 1 437 mm
Wheelbase 2 800 mm
Ground clearance 110 mm
Weight (normal) 1 530 kg
Weight (max) 2 035 kg
Boot space (min) 481 l
Boot space (max) 481 l
Fuel capacity 80 l


   The Peugeot 607 is produced since 1999. It is available as a sedan.

   There are a couple of engines for the Peugeot 607, but the most surprising thing is that most of them are turbodiesels. Some of them are discontinued by now. Despite it's fuel economy the entry-level 2.0 diesel unit is underpowered. A refined 2.2-liter turbodiesel is a much better choice. The range topping 3.0-liter petrol is pretty swift, but only available with an automatic gearbox, which hampers progress.

   The Peugeot 607 is a big car. It is stable on the motorway and is supple driving around town. Unfortunately the 607 can't match the class leaders with it's ride. Steering is lifeless and do not gives enough feedback at motorway speed.

   All engines are smooth and quiet. Wind and road noises are also well contained.

   The Peugeot 607 has a good value. Diesel engines are very fuel efficient, while the only 3.0-liter has a serious appetite on petrol. The 607 do not sticks to it's value as good as it's German rivals. It is worth mentioning that the old Peugeot 605 suffers badly when it comes to sell it. There should be no major reliability troubles as far as the 607 is well put together.

   The Peugeot 607 has a modern and distinctive interior. However the mayor drawbacks are a poor quality wood inlays and some rather sloppy ergonomics. Placement of some buttons lacks logical backup, as the button to operate sunroof is placed away behind the gearlever.

   Driver's seat is set too high even at the lowest setting, what might be uncomfortable for taller drivers. Even electric seat adjustments do not make things better. Steering wheel adjusts for rake and reach.

   There is plenty of headroom for the front passengers, although the legroom is limited. Taller passengers might find the rear headroom limited too. On the good side there is a huge and well shaped boot of the Peugeot 607. It a load loading lip, while there are no suspension intrusions at the sides. The rear seats might be folded for added versatility.

   The Peugeot 607 comes with a total of eight airbags as standard. These are twin front, side and front and rear curtain 'bags. The rear passengers use a three-point seatbelts for added protection in case of an accident. Anti-lock brakes and traction control are fitted as standard too. The 607 also has a long list of security equipment, however in reality most of these gadgets are easy to overcome for professional thieves.

   The 607 has only one trim level. It has a long list of standard equipment, including climate and cruise controls, satellite navigation, leather upholstery and even an integratedphone.

   Production of the Peugeot 607 still continues.


   Advantages: Surprisingly agile on country roads. Plenty of space for the rear passengers.

   Disadvantages: Driving position is far from being comfortable. The Peugeot hasn't got a prestige badge image, that most of the rivals have.

   Verdict: Capable, but there are many better cars.

   Also consider: Alfa Romeo 166, Saab 9-5.


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