2014 Peugeot 301 | new car review
Price tag and decent features on Allure model
Flat styling and no "Wow!" factor
There is not much to get excited about when looking at the 2014 Peugeot 301. It takes the form of a simple saloon, and similar in design to what you would have scribbled in a school book when you were younger. Peugeot have given the front some welcome curves, but it still looks like what it is: an economical, no frills accessory.
The interior of the 301 is honest; in no way does it try to fool you into thinking that is more than just a basic run-about, and for that you will be grateful. You won’t feel cheated or let down by the simplistic styling. It’s unremarkable, but comfortable enough at the same time.
The 301 is an honest car, and it only comes with the basic provisions that you would expect. That being said, there are some extravagant features on offer, such as keyless entry, ABS, and front and rear electric windows.
What’s on offer?
Peugeot have three versions of the 301 on offer, with the entry-level Access starting at a very reasonable AED 52,900. For the same money exactly you can upgrade to the Active model, which is differentiated from the Access by coming with a cigarette lighter and front fog lights. Topping the list is the Allure, which at AED 58,500 gives you radio controls on the steering wheel, electric mirrors, and leather trim.
Rivals to the 301 include the Hyundai Accent and Chevrolet Sonic, and truth be told it is hard to think of any particular area where the Peugeot is beaten. It shares similar characteristics with all its rivals, without either falling down or standing out in any notable areas. It is much of a muchness; all the basic car that you could ever ask for with none of the frills.