Peugeot RCZ

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How much does the Peugeot RCZ cost to run?

The 1.6L petrol is the most economical Peugeot RCZ to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Peugeot RCZ 1.6L petrol costs £160.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band F.

It does just over 44 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the BMW 2 Series 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty MINI Coupe 1.6L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 27, which is lower than the MINI Coupe 1.6L petrol, but higher than the BMW 2 Series 1.5L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the BMW 2 Series has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L petrol
mpg38.6 - 44.8
emissions145 - 168
tax£160.00 - £235.00
insuranceGroup 27 - 42

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Peugeot RCZ: How big is the boot?

The Peugeot RCZ has a below average boot space (309 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the BMW 2 Series MPV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 560 litres.

Is the Peugeot RCZ easy to park?

The Peugeot RCZ is very middle of the road - it fills just over three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the MINI Coupe.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4290m long it gives you reasonable 510mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Peugeot RCZ has the best performance?

The fastest Peugeot RCZ from 0-60, is the 1.6L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 330 lbs/ft torque and 270 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW 2 Series 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Peugeot RCZ to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L petrol
zeroTo625.9 - 9
torque240 - 330
bhp156 - 270