Peugeot 108

4/5
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Verdict

The Peugeot 108 city car is a cute, well kitted and comfortable small car with added practicality of a five door model option.

Performance

The Peugeot 108 city car comes with a choice of two petrol engines. The first engine is a 1.0 litre three cylinder with 68bhp that can be specified with a 5-speed manual or Peugeot’s Ecomatique automatic gearbox. The second option is the 1.0 Vti three cylinder petrol with 82bhp and mated to a 5-speed manual. The 1.0 is ideal if you do most of your driving around town, but if your daily commute involves some motorway driving, then the 1.2 is the better option as it is marginally more refined at motorway speeds.

Ride & Handling

The Peugeot 108 shares its underpinnings with the Citroen C1 and the Toyota Aygo so all three pretty much feel similar behind the wheel. Suspension improvements however have been made to the 108 over the 107 predecessor giving it a much more supple ride, and a more comfortable motorway driver. There is not much power from either of the engines, but if you push it to its limits, the 108 has reassuring grip and composure in the corners. Road and wind noise is kept to a minimum while the 1.2Vti is reasonably refined at motorway speeds.

Refinement

The 108 comes with a choice of three trim levels. These are Active, Allure and Top. The Active is well kitted out as standard with air-conditioning, electric front windows, a multi-function 7 inch touch screen that houses the infotainment system and Bluetooth capability. If you go for the Top trim, you get additional items like leather seats, keyless go and ambient lighting. There are also many options to tick on the list like a leather steering wheel and gear knob, metallic paint and even a retractable canvas roof. (Available on the Top spec)

Quality & Reliability

The Peugeot 108 competes against well built rivals like the Volkswagen Up! Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii, but the Peugeot easily competes on ride and quality. The dashboard is well laid out and constructed from good quality materials with contrast gloss finishes. It has a customisable feel about it too with colour schemes to choose from to match the exterior. The seats are comfortable too and there is enough adjustability in the driver seats and steering for any sized adult to get comfortable behind the wheel.

Safety & Security

The Peugeot 108 scored 4/5 stars in Euro NCP crash testing bringing it in line with the majority of its competitors. It is a very safe small car with a generous level of safety tech as standard. This includes electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, ISO-FIX, hill start assist and six airbags. You can specify further features like a reversing camera from the options list.

Space & Practicality

The Peugeot 108 is quite practical considering its compact size. Thanks to its five door configuration, access to the rear seats is excellent and it will take four adults at a push, but this would only be advised for short journeys. While headroom is good, legroom in the rear is tight. Three children however will be perfectly happy in the back seat. Boot space is 180 litres which is not the biggest in class, but without the space saver spare wheel, capacity is increased to 196 litres. The rear seats also fold in a 50:50 split to open the full back of the cabin for storage of large luggage items.

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Key Facts

New Price
€13,290
Make

Peugeot

Model
108
Variant
Active 1.0 68bhp
First year of model production
2014
Engine (L)
1.0
Transmission
Manual
Gears
5 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Hatchback

Running Costs

Tax
€180
Tax Band
A2
Average Cost Per 200km
€10.77
Cost of filling a tank
€45.99
Average L/100km
4.1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
35
Fuel Tank Range (km)
854
CO2 Emissions (g/km)
95
Emission Standard EU
EU6

Performance

Driven Wheels
Front
Brake Horsepower
68
Top Speed
160 (kmh)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
13.0
Cylinders
3
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of Valves
4
Aspiration
Normally
Torque
95

Space & Practicality

Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity (L)
180
Kerb weight
840
Tyre Size Front
165/60 R15
Tyre Size Back
165/60 R15
Wheel Base
2340

Warranty

Warranty All Components
5 Year warranty
Warranty Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
5 Year warranty
Warranty Mileage
100000
Warranty Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Isofix
Yes
Euro NCAP Star Rating
4

What Experts Say

Auto Express
The tiny Peugeot 108 offers plenty of big car features for small car cash. Yet it isn't our favourite choice in the highly competitive city car market.
Top Gear
Peugeot did a decent job with the 107's replacement, but it forgot to add character.
What Car
The Peugeot 108 is well equipped and pleasant inside, but it’s too cramped and unrefined to challenge the best.

Dimensions

Boot capacity
180 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
165/60 R15 mm
Tyre size back
165/60 R15 mm
Length
3475 mm
Width
1615 mm
Height
1460 mm
Wheel Base
2340 mm
Front Track (mm)
1460 mm
Rear Track (mm)
1420 mm
Kerb weight
840 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1240 KG
Turning circle (m)
9.6 m

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point injection
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent, spring
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Drum
Steering
Steering rack
Power
68 bhp