Renault Clio vs Peugeot 208
When looking for a supermini to lease, there’s a wide selection of cars to choose from. A supermini is described as a small car, typically sized between a city car and a hatchback. Most commonly, a supermini will have three doors, although some do have five doors. If this is the kind of car you’re considering, then you may have looked at the Renault Clio or the Peugeot 208. But how do these two cars compare in terms of design, features and overall driving experience?
Firstly, let’s take a look at the iconic Renault Clio. This Renault model was first launched in 1990 as a limited-edition car. Although, when it gained mass interest, the decision was made to continue production. Today, the Renault Clio is a desirable supermini, combining practicality, low running costs and great value for money. Compared to the Peugeot 208, the Renault Clio is noticeably cheaper to buy and also offers affordable running costs. This Renault car has a great choice of engine options including Hybrid powertrain. Although, we still await a pure electric version of the Renault Clio.
With tougher segment competition nowadays, the latest Renault Clio has been refined to offer greater practicality and better technology. Also, the Renault Clio has an excellent reputation for being a safe car to drive. During independent crash-testing, this Renault model achieved a full Euro NCAP Safety Rating of five stars, which included an impressive score of 96 per cent in its adult occupancy NCAP assessment.
Both of these cars offer a comfortable and enjoyable drive. However, we think the Renault Clio slightly has the edge as it feels more spacious inside. Plus, its boot capacity up to 391 litres is much bigger than that of the Peugeot 208.
Meanwhile, the Peugeot 208 was first launched in 2012, available as either three or five-door. The latest Peugeot 208 has a combination of style and distinctive design. This Peugeot offers a comfortable drive and is slightly more fun to drive than the Renault Clio. For a sportier version, you might want to consider leasing the GT versions. However, nowadays the Peugeot 208 is considered fairly compact for its class and has a 311-litre boot capacity. This may not be an issue for some customers, although the Renault Clio does offer that extra space that others may prefer.
Compared to the Clio, the Peugeot 208 achieve a Euro NCAP Safety Rating of four stars. While this is still good, the Renault Clio scored higher, especially during the ‘Vulnerable Road Users’ NCAP assessment. That said, the Peugeot 208 does still offer plenty of driving aids to ensure you can enjoy a safe drive.
The Peugeot 208 is available in a range of petrol, diesel and pure-electric powertrain options. If you’re considering electric car leasing, then take a look at the Peugeot e-208 lease deals. This electric car provides up to 217 miles on a full charge (WLTP) and can recharge up to 80% in 30 minutes from a 100kW rapid charging station! Available in the same trim levels as the regular Peugeot 208, the electric version rivals other small electric cars such as the Vauxhall Corsa-e.
Both of these supermini cars are great options and it’s easy to see why you would choose one of them. However, considering all we know about these cars, we feel the Renault Clio comes out on top. A Renault Clio offers you an excellent all-rounder car with generous boot space. This could be ideal as a cost-effective option for families wanting a supermini. Although, if you’re specifically looking for a small electric car, then the Peugeot e-208 is definitely worth considering. If you liked reading this blog, click here for more of our latest news and reviews. Also, get in touch today for more information about our latest car lease deals.