Peugeot 208 takes on the Ford Fiesta
Will the 208 be a new Ford-worrier?
Posted: 02 Oct 2012
The cars we have here share the same 92bhp, 1.6-litre ‘Dagenham diesel' engine, designed in Essex and shared around various Fords and Peugeots. They're almost inseparable on price: £15,595 for the Fiesta in Econetic trim; £15,845 for the 208 in Allure trim. Even with similar options, they're only £90 apart, a difference that could be wiped out by haggling at the dealership. They need your business. Both have metallic paint, parking sensors and auto wipers, and both have infotainment upgrades: a Sony stereo with digi radio for the Ford, satnav for the 208.