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[YesAuto Shopping Guide] In order to enrich the product line, the models on sale are often sold together with multiple displacement models. Among them, the lesser ones provide two, and the more ones can even provide three to four types of power. The models introduced in this article are all models with optional 1.6L and 2.0L engines. The 1.6L model focuses on low price and affordable, while the 2.0L model provides better power and configuration. Then encounter such a situation. How to choose? Take a look at the introduction below.

Peugeot 307/408: 2.0-liter power is more suitable

Price: 10.38 ~ 153,800 yuan (307)

12.19~169,900 yuan (408)

Both the 307 and 408 are Peugeot’s main models in the compact market, but their positioning is slightly different. The 307 has a longer time to market, and the body size and configuration are relatively low, so it is set below 408, which is a mid-range compact. The 408 has one of the best body sizes and richer configurations among compact cars, so it is positioned as a mid-to-high-end compact car.

The front faces of both cars have obvious characteristics of the Peugeot family. Sharp headlights, exaggerated big mouths and the new “little lion” logo together constitute a fashionable and dynamic front face. Compared with the uncoordinated sedan 307, the rear of the hatchback 307 has a great improvement, but Peugeot is definitely not a sedan that can't make a good-looking sedan, which can be seen from the 408 atmospheric tail.

The all-black interior of the 307 is undoubtedly the most dynamic among several color schemes. If you like home style, then the interior of the upper and lower shades is also a good choice. The interior design of the 408 is derived from the imported 308, so both the design and workmanship are improved compared to the 307, but the old-fashioned steering wheel drags the entire interior back.

The power parameters of the 307 and 408 engines are exactly the same. The 1.6L engine has a maximum power of 106 horsepower and a maximum torque of 142 Nm, which is not outstanding in the same displacement engine. The maximum power and torque of the 2.0L engine are 147 horsepower and 200 Nm, respectively, which can only be regarded as just enough for the 408.

In addition to the same power system, the two cars are also exactly the same in terms of gearbox matching. Although the 5-speed manual gearbox has a long stroke, the gears are clear and easy to hang, while the 4-speed manual gearbox looks more competitive in front of competitors. behind. The rear suspension of the two cars is a torsion beam semi-independent suspension, which is comfortable but saves space.

The above two sets of powertrains are very representative. The Peugeot 307 with a 1.6L engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox has an acceleration time of 13.2 seconds, and the 408 has a heavier and heavier body. So if you use a 1.6L engine, its acceleration should be It will take more than 14 seconds. The 408 with a 2.0L engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission only ran out of 12.1 seconds. The 4-speed automatic transmission was a major factor affecting the performance.

Model summary:

As two differently positioned models of the same brand in the compact market, it is reasonable for the two cars to use the same powertrain, but the performance of the two engines is relatively average, and they are more inclined to high-speed output, so The actual speed-up ability is very average. The 307 uses a 1.6L engine, but the 408 is better to choose a 2.0L displacement.