The suspension is family friendly too, although this might sound at odds with a sports hatch.
It means it can be driven as quietly and gently as you like or with verve and vigour.
Stopping power has always been a strong point of Peugeot’s small hatch range and the 208 is no exception.
Economy-wise our test finished on 6.3L/100km, from a quoted 5.4L/100km. That’s a quoted combined figure where the test drive was purely urban.
What we like?
Grin inducing driving
Spunky and funky looks
A manual gearbox that doesn’t mind being hurried
Better than decent fuel economy
What we don’t?
Lack of cargo space
Not sure if the price matches the drive market
The bottom line?
The latest in a long line of sporting hatches from Peugeot doesn’t really disappoint, but the sharp edge that once defined this one has been blunted, enough to bring it into the mix — not stand out from the mix.