What is it?
Oddly effective yet equally oddly undesirable entry in the small estate class. Not Peugeot's finest hour, if we're honest.
Although not quite as agile and involving as its regulation hatchback brethren, the 207 SW still makes for a relatively entertaining driving experience. Above all it feels calm and composed, which is far more important.
You're not going to buy the SW for thrills and spills, but it's nice to know that it still gets the job done with comparative ease. The 1.6-litre HDi diesel engines, with 112bhp on tap, is the ideal all rounder here.
On the inside
With seats folded there an impressive 1,258 litres, so not bad. Although it's not saying much, the 207 is a marked improvement in quality over the car it replaced. Posher plastics, bolder design and a general feeling that things are better stuck together pervades throughout the cabin. If that lasts or not we wouldn't like to say.
These HDi engines are clean and economical, which is good news for you and bad news for the taxman. They are also easy to insure, meaning this should be a very cheap car to run, if not to buy.