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Peugeot RCZ GT 1.6 THP 156hp: Test Drive Review

Date: 27 August 2010   |   Author: Rachel Burgess

P11D price: £22,540
Key rival: Audi TT

Peugeot's RCZ turns almost all heads it passes and with due reason - it's a great-looking car.

It's also plenty powerful in 1.6-litre 156hp form, and is comfortable inside with a premium feel. The back seats are not bad for this type of car, too, and the boot is a respectable size. However, ride quality is poor, especially on B roads.

Its most obvious rival on looks alone is the ubiquitous Audi TT. The base 2.0-litre 209hp Coupe is 2.2secs quicker and costs £26,265, compared with £22,540, while even a more powerful 200hp RCZ is around £2500 cheaper than the TT. Audi, unsurprisingly, wins on RVs and emits 1g/km CO2 less, meaning it falls into a 19% rather than the RCZ's 20% BIK bracket. However, all things considered, cost-per-mile is identical at 56.4p for each. The safe (and more powerful) bet is the TT, but those looking for something new should consider the RCZ.


Peugeot RCZ
P11D price£22,540
Model price range£20,450-£25,050
Fuel consumption40.9mpg
CO2 (tax) 155g/km/(20%)
BIK 20/40% per month£75/£150
Service interval20,000mls
Insurancegroup 28
Boot space (min/max)309/760 litres
Engine size/power1598cc/156hp
Top speed/0-62mph133mph/8.3secs
On sale May 2010
VerdictA head-turning alternative
to the pricey Audi TT


A head-turning alternative to the pricey Audi TT