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35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 34 - Peugeot 1007

Updated on September 30, 2008


Ridiculous in every extreme, the absurdly, unconscionably, and blatantly ripoff priced 1007 is exceptionally heavy, provides below average fuel mileage and to my eye looks like a lozenge on wheels. However, there are some people that just want to “make a statement” when they arrive and the only way they can justify parking the Escalade is if they can be seen stepping out in front of the night club in something that turns heads, and the full size sliding doors of the 1007 definitely fill that role. Sure, they've been around on vans for decades, but there's no other car in this class that has doors that slide, so it's the next best thing to gullwings!


The Peugeot 1007 Hatchback 1.4 8v SE 3 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $17,252.73, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 1360 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 102 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 14.4 seconds. The performance factor of 13.3 is above average for its class. The Peugeot 1007 Hatchback 1.4 8v SE 3 Door returns 54.3 MPG in highway driving, 32.8 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 43.5. With a fuel tank capacity of 8.8 gallons, the car can travel 478 miles on a full tank of unleaded regular fuel, but when it's filled right up to the top of the fuel filler neck, the total range should be approximately 576 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Peugeot 1007 Hatchback 1.4 8v SE 3 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 60, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.


Peugeot 1007 Hatchback 1.4 8v SE 3 Door •





Body Style • Hatchback

Doors • Number of • 3

Seats • Number of • 4

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 1360 / 4

Valves • Number of • 8

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 75 / 5400

Torque (lb / ft) • 88

Engine Layout • F

Wheel Drive • Front

Overall Length (mm) • 3731

Overall Width (mm) • 1662

Overall Height (mm) • 1610

Front Seat Head Room (mm) • 990

Front Seat Leg Room (mm) • 1010

Rear Seat Head Room (mm) • 910

Rear Seat Knee Room (mm) • 665

Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 326

Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 977

Turning Radius (m) • 10.7

Towing Capacity (kg) • 987

Curb Weight (kg) • 1215


0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 14.4

Top speed (MPH) • 102



Alloy Rims / Wheels • Standard Equipment

Metallic Exterior Paint • $350.00


Central Locking System • Standard Equipment

Remote Locking System • Standard Equipment

Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment

Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Side Mounted Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Automatic Traction Control • Standard Equipment

Electronic Stability System • Standard Equipment

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

Deadlock • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Immobilizer • Standard Equipment

Alarm • Option Option Price Not Available

Visible VIN • Standard Equipment

Secure Spare Tire • Standard Equipment

Locking Wheel Lugs • Standard Equipment

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers • Option Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Speed Control • Option Not Available

Lane Departure Alarm • Option Not Available

Parking Sensor For Front • Option Not Available


Adjustable Steering Reach • Standard Equipment

Adjustable Steering Height • Standard Equipment

Adjustable Seat Height • Standard Equipment

Air Conditioning • Standard Equipment

Split Folding Rear Seats • Standard Equipment

Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment

Remote Mirrors • Standard Equipment

Electrically Heated Mirrors • Standard Equipment

Power Moonroof • $550.00

Cruise Speed Control • $200.00

Power Sunroof • Option Not Available

Remote Folding Mirrors • Option Option Price Not Available


Satellite GPS Navigation • Option Not Available

Theft Proof Radio • Standard Equipment

Multi CD • $230.00

iPod / MP3 Connector • Option Not Available

Bluetooth Enabled • $150.00

DVD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

MP3 CD Player Enabled • Standard Equipment

CD With RDS • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Hard Drive • Option Not Available


City MPG • 32.8

Highway MPG • 54.3

Combined MPG • 43.5

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 8.8

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 153

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $22.00

Eco Rating • D

Insurability Grouping • 4

Estimated Average Insurance • $323.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 24.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $304.00

Maintenance Factor • 39

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $618.00

Maintenance Intervals • 12,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 3 Year / 40,000 mi


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