Good to drive, and quiet, but if you're filling that boot go for one of the more powerful engines
It all looks great, and the panoramic sunroof keeps it feeling bright and airy
Four airbags are standard, but you'll need to pay extra for curtain 'bags or stability control
Peugeot's reputation is improving and its been beautifully put together, which bodes well
Leggy rear passengers will be much happier here than in the hatchback
Both trims get decent kit
Slip into a Peugeot 207 SW and you're in for a smooth and enjoyable ride: you can barely hear a whisper of road noise inside. It's just those natty roof bars that kick up a little noise. Its surprisingly heavy for its size, though, so opt for the 1.6-litre petrol or 1.6-litre diesel if you're planning to use that boot.
There's seat and wheel adjustment to help you tweak the driving position until it fits you perfectly – the backrest adjustor isn't the most precise but that's only an issue if you regularly change drivers. The front seats have lots of legroom and it's much roomier than the standard hatchback version for those in the back. Bags get plenty of breathing space in the boot. If you've been on a major spending spree, you can fold the back seats down to make it even longer. A separately opening rear screen means you can stuff those last few items in without opening the boot door.
The 207's reliability has been pretty good for Peugeot, so it shouldn't present problems.
Safety kit includes four airbags, Isofix child seat mounts and rear door child locks as standard but you'll need to upgrade to top-spec Allure trim to add curtain airbags. Stability control is standard only on eco-friendly Oxygo models, and a cost option on all other trims.
It's one of the pricier cars of its kind, but you should be able to wangle a discount, and running costs are reasonable.