About Peugeot 108
The city car segment is a very crowded market and one that is tricky to break into, but what Peugeot has done with the 108 proves that with the right looks and strong appeal, it is possible.
When it launched in 2014, the 108 went straight into the deep end with tough competition from Volkswagen, Skoda and Fiat. However, the plucky 108 stands out from the crowd thanks to its stylish looks both inside and out, and for its optional retractable fabric roof, which has proven to be very popular over the years.
Inside, the 108 has plenty of features you’d expect to find in a larger car such as its strong levels of storage options, comfortable fabric seats, and a high seating position. It is available in Access, Active and Allure trim levels, and is offered with either three or five doors.
Is the Peugeot 108 reliable?
When it comes to safety, the Peugeot 108 scores very highly with an impressive four-star Euro NCAP rating, scoring 80% for both adult and child occupancy safety.
Safety features include anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control (ESC), six airbags and two Isofix seat mounts.
Another useful safety feature available on all 108 models is hill-start assist to make it easier when setting off on an incline.
Active, Allure and Collection models can also be optioned with a lane-departure warning system and active city braking.
Every used car we sell comes with a free 90-day warranty that can be upgraded to cinchCare to increase your car’s protection.
What are the Peugeot 108 features?
Other than the retractable fabric roof, the Peugeot 108 is available with a whole host of extra features including a 7-inch touchscreen that is available on the Active trim and above.
The 108 is certainly an upgrade from the 107 it replaced and offers a more high-tech feel inside, with the addition of better exterior looks too. Standard features include electric front windows, LED daytime running lights, air-conditioning, a speed limiter, height-adjustable seats, a DAB radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options.
Despite being a city car, the 108 has a good amount of storage space for its size, and remains very competitive in its sector. If more boot space is required, there is the option of folding the rear seats.
The storage space in the cabin is very impressive in comparison to other city cars, with plenty of space in the glovebox for a large water bottle, and plenty of cupholders.
What's the Peugeot 108 like to drive?
You don’t buy a small city car for long slogs on the motorway, but for what it’s worth, the Peugeot 108 has a pretty decent engine. Just one engine option is available on all 108 models and that is a 72hp 1.0-litre engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
However, earlier examples of the 108 came with a more powerful 1.2-litre engine with an optional automatic gearbox option – so look out for this when choosing your 108.
From a standing start, the 108 will get from 0-62mph in around 14 seconds, which is standard for its class. For reference, the slightly larger 1.2-litre engine will do it in 11 seconds.