Peugeot 407

Front: 15
Side: 14
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2

Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Adequate, Pelvis: Adequate
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax Roemer Duo Plus, forward facing
3 year old ChildBritax Roemer Duo Plus, forward facing
Pedestrian protection
No image car front available

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Car details
Hand of driveLHD
Tested modelPeugeot 407 2.0 Comfort
Body type4 door Translation not found
Year of publication2004
Kerb weight1435
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies 407s

The 407 has a very strong and stable passenger safety cage. It scored close to the maximum number of available points in the frontal impact. The restraint systems and airbags, including a knee airbag for the driver, protected occupants and kept the driver’s chest and head away from the steering wheel. Side impact protection includes side airbags and a curtain airbag. Child protection was good but pedestrian protection proved to be average, with no protection given where an adult’s head would most likely strike.

Front impact
Dual stage non-tethered airbags for the driver and front passenger and belt pre-tensioners plus load limiters worked well. The driver’s knee airbag was also very effective. The body showed minimal deformation at its sill and screen pillar and only minor footwell intrusion. Rear seats each had three-point belts with load limiters.

Side impact
The seat-mounted thorax and pelvis airbag and head curtain airbag worked efficiently; the curtain also protected those sat in the rear. However, the 407 was penalised in this section of the tests because forces transferred in an unrealistic manner to the test dummy’s spine, so reducing the level of forces recorded by instrumentation in its chest.

Child occupant
The recommended restraints were forward-facing Britax Romer Duo Plus, which were fitted to the car using ISOFix mountings. Both children were protected in the frontal and side impact although the older child’s chest load in the frontal impact was just a little on the high side. The 407 has a manual on/off switch for the passenger frontal airbag. Instructions for using it were given in a non-permanent pictogram and a written label on the passenger’s end of the fascia Permanent labels fitted to both sides of the passenger’s sun visor warned against placing a child in a rear-facing seat opposite an airbag.

The bonnet’s leading edge and, though less, the bumper gave protection. Limited protection is available where a child’s head might strike, but none was evident for an adult.