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Full Road Test
This is Peugeot's Nissan Qashqai alternative, a compact crossover that also competes with front-drive versions of the Ford Kuga and VW Tiguan. It does without four wheel drive (until the hybrid version arrives) and a seven seat option, but offers plenty of space and a measure of loadspace versatility. Although it's not the best looking or sharpest to drive compared with rivals like the Ford Kuga or Nissan Qashqai, it is well-equipped and competitively priced.
Engines include 1.6 and 2.0 litre turbodiesels, as well as 120bhp and 150bhp petrols. Six-speed manuals are standard, the 2.0 litre diesel can be had with a six-speed automatic, and an automated manual transmission for the 1.6 HDI usefully lowers its CO2 emissions.
Some unusual equipment includes an optional head-up display that also reveals the stopping distance between you and the car in front, a roll control system that operates on the rear suspension of the most powerful petrol engine and a so-called grip control system, that optimises the traction control's behaviour when traversing wet grass, mud or snow, though this can only be had with mud and snow tyres. A panoramic glass roof and an impressive infotainment system are also options.