Used Peugeot 408 for sale
Coming along in 2023, the 408 is a properly striking car from Peugeot that again trailblazers the brand showcasing its enhanced design language.
It's a fastback, yet boasts SUV and luxury saloon style, so can capture those looking for a used car that ticks multiple boxes.
It's also available with petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains too, which will be ideal for those who don't want to stray away from internal combustion. Other highlights are listed below:
- Enhanced Peugeot style
- Feels a lot more premium
- Plug-in hybrid powertrains
- Cutting-edge interior
- Unique bodystyle
Engines and Driving Experience
In a world where everything seems to be going electric, the 408 may tempt used buyers as it still offers petrol engines, along with plug-in hybrid versions too, which are ideal for those who don't want to go fully-electric just yet.
The standard petrol version uses a frugal 1.2-litre engine producing 128bhp, paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Performance isn't rapid, but it's not exactly slow with 0 to 62mph taking 10.4 seconds.
The plug-in hybrid variants offer more punch when it comes to performance, as well as more economy. You'll be able to find 178bhp or 222bhp used versions, with 0 to 62mph times dropping to 8.1 and 7.8 seconds respectively.
All versions are perfectly quick enough for regular traffic, with the plug-in hybrids feeling smooth and brisk as a bonus.
Practicality and Running Costs
There's plenty of space inside the 408, good for five people including the driver, although the middle rear seat is perhaps only suitable for a child, or an adult on a short journey.
There's a plenty of boot space in the 408, with 536 litres on offer. This is reduced to 471 in the plug-in hybrid versions, although this is still plenty for most, so you shouldn't struggle with suitcases and the family food shop.
Economy is excellent with the petrol versions seeing up to 48mpg, whilst the plug-in hybrids offer around 40 miles of electric range, and over 200mpg, although we'd expect it dropping a little lower than that with mixed driving.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Peugeot have been making striking interiors for a while now thanks to their excellent i-Cockpit. The 408 extends this reputation and features a cool 3D instrument cluster, complemented by a 10-inch fully-digital infotainment screen.
Unlike many cars of this era, those looking for a used car with a more traditional dashboard will like the way the 408 still uses this orthodox layout somewhat, rather than the 'iPad-like dash' some manufacturers seem to go with.
The i-Cockpit experience still ensures the driver feels cocooned nicely.
Technology and safety is further enhanced with semi-autonomous driving, night vision parking assistant with 360-degree vision, emergency braking and long-range blind-spot monitoring appearing in the range too.
Is the Peugeot 408 right for me?
If you want a used car that stands out in a classy and unique way, and that doesn't just copy a glut of other cars out there, then a used Peugeot 408 may be a clever choice.
As for rivals, for a car like this that has a mix of saloon, hatchback and SUV traits, it's a bit more tricky than most.
The Citroën C5 X shares the same platform and mixed bodystyles too, along with being another Stellantis brand.
But you could also argue the 408 goes up against coupé-like crossovers too, like the Renault Arkana.
Either way, with many crossovers on sale, the 408 is for those who don't want to blend in, but want to make a statement - in a good way.
Why purchase a used Peugeot 408 through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.