Coupe shootout: CR-Z vs RCZ
You wait ages for a chic little urban coupe, and then two come along at once...
Posted: 28 Oct 2010
The RCZ doesn't goad. But it is, by the standards of recent Peugeots, a bloody revelation on the road. There's almost no body roll but masses of grip, the RCZ staying flat and seeming to pivot from its rear wheels through corners. When you get to the limits of adhesion, it lets go gradually instead of resorting to Peugeot's traditional chronic understeer. OK, this diesel RCZ isn't quite as light of nose as the petrol version, but it's still neatly balanced. There's a solidity and weight to all the controls that makes the Peugeot a chilled-out thing to drive fast or slow.