Peugeot 108 variants
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Total cash price £8,999. Borrowing £7,199 with a £1,800 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

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Peugeot 108 buying guide

What Peugeot 108 trim levels are there?

The 108 trim lineup opens with the Access model. This entry-level version was discontinued around 2019 so isn't very common on the used market. You only get the basics including a heater, a radio and 14-inch steel wheels with hubcaps so we'd suggest jumping up to one of the higher trims if your budget can accommodate it.

Active became the entry-level trim for 108 models around 2019 and includes many more key features. You'll find larger 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps, body-coloured mirrors and door handles, air conditioning, a split-folding rear seat and a height-adjustable driver's seat. You also get a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can run sat nav and music apps directly from your smartphone.

Allure trim sprinkles a few extra premium features into the mix. Outside, you get 15-inch alloy wheels, a contrast-colour black roof and door mirror caps, automatic headlights, and tinted rear windows. Inside, you'll find keyless entry, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, a reversing camera and a rev counter.

The range-topping trim for 108 models is called Collection. This includes climate control, funky cloth upholstery and interior styling details, chrome-effect door mirror caps and, on some models, stripe graphics on the body work to help them stand out from lesser versions.

What's the Peugeot 108's interior and technology like?

The 108 is one of the most affordable cars on the market, so you can't expect a luxurious cabin at this price point. Nevertheless, Peugeot has done a decent job in lifting an otherwise drab and plasticky interior with some choice fabrics and glossy styling details. Unlike more expensive Peugeot models, the 108 keeps its physical controls for the heater and air con, making them easy to use while driving. If you can stretch to it, it's worth picking a 108 in Allure trim or higher because the steering wheel and gear knob – parts you touch every day – are trimmed in leather.

All versions except older entry-level Access cars include a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Crucially, this includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, so you're able to use any mapping or entertainment apps that support the system directly through your car's screen. The system's resolution isn't very impressive, nor is its responsiveness but, at this price point, it's more than enough to keep you entertained and headed in the right direction on longer drives.

While you'll never struggle to park a car as small as the 108, those tiny dimensions mean it's not the most practical choice. It's strictly a four seater with no fifth centre-rear seat and, even then, it's a tight squeeze for the two rear passengers with barely enough legroom for adults to fit. The boot is large enough for a week's shopping and can stretch to a couple of large suitcases if you fold the rear seats.

Peugeot 108 engine range explained

There's just one engine for the Peugeot 108 – a 72hp 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol. Peugeot previously offered a larger 1.2-litre engine with a bit more power and the option of a five-speed automatic gearbox, but has now trimmed the lineup down to just the sole most popular version with a manual.

Peugeot 108 1.0 72 petrol

This is the only engine option available for the Peugeot 108. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol has just 72hp but, in a car as light as the 108, that's more than enough. It isn't the best option for fast overtakes on the motorway but has more than enough pep to exploit gaps in city traffic. A five-speed manual is the only gearbox option available and, if you make careful use of it, you should be able to average around 50mpg.

Peugeot 108 FAQs

There are two versions of the Peugeot 108, but they look very similar so it can be hard to tell them apart. Both are five-door hatchbacks but Top! editions of the 108 add a rolling fabric roof that extends from the front seats to behind the rear seats. This roof can be opened for a semi-convertible experience without the bluster of a fully folding roof.

At just 3.47m long, the Peugeot 108 is small – among the very smallest cars on sale in the UK. That means it's easy to park in city centres but also means you'll struggle if you regularly have to carry more than one passenger or lots of cargo.

It's within a few millimetres of the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo – both of which use most of the same parts and engines as the Peugeot. The 108 is also between 100 and 150mm shorter than other city cars including the Fiat 500, Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto.

There's just one engine on offer in the Peugeot 108 – a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol with 72hp. It's not exactly a powerhouse but it's plenty for this featherweight city slicker, only starting to feel a little out of its depth if you go for a fast motorway overtake. Your wallet won't complain, however, with average economy as high as 50mpg keeping running costs low.

For the price and sector it's targeting, the Peugeot 108 is a great little car. It blends funky styling with enough key features and a city-friendly driving experience to make it an ideal companion in urban environments.

To hit the low purchase price, you don't get the kind of practicality or premium features you'll find in other models, but Peugeot's made sure to include enough neat touches to help the 108 avoid feeling cheap.

While Peugeot's overall scoring in reliability ratings is middling, the 108 shares most of its parts and engines with the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo – most of which are a development of those used in the previous-generation Peugeot 107. That means the 108 is mechanically relatively simple with no turbocharger or direct fuel injection system to add complexity. What's more, replacement parts should be easily available and relatively affordable.

For added peace of mind, consider including an extended warranty with your purchase to protect you from any unexpected repairs down the line.

Peugeot previously offered a five-speed automatic gearbox in the 108 but discontinued it in 2019, leaving the five-speed manual gearbox as the sole option. The manual is the better choice overall – it's quicker, smoother and more efficient.

If you're looking for a city hatchback with an automatic gearbox, you can still find them in the Toyota Aygo lineup, along with the Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto.

The Peugeot 108 is a four seater only and doesn't have a fifth centre-rear seat. Even with just four passengers, it's a bit of a tight squeeze, especially in the back where there's not much leg or elbow room to speak of.

Most versions of the Peugeot 108 are insurance group 8. That's quite low compared to the average car so you can expect insurance costs for the little Peugeot to be reasonably affordable. That makes it a great choice for young and new drivers.

Yes, the Peugeot 108 makes a great first car. It's affordable to buy and sits in insurance group 8, so will be easier to get coverage for than a larger, more expensive car. Any replacement parts you need will be towards the cheaper end of the scale, and regular servicing costs will be low.

The 1.0-litre engine has just 72hp, so isn't powerful enough to get a young driver into serious trouble, and can average 50mpg when driven carefully, keeping fuel costs down.