Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, although the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a great bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide range of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Peugeot 505 Break Photo. Coming off a redesign just last year, the Peugeot 505 Break Photo is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a while, you may get the Peugeot 505 Break Photo with a four-cylinder engine or even a stronger V6, or you will get the miserly Peugeot 505 Break Photo Hybrid. On the highway, the Peugeot 505 Break Photo is comfortable and compliant. Peugeot 505 Break Photo also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Peugeot 505 Break Photo with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the Peugeot 505 Break Photo offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you go with one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from along the way.
The Peugeot 505 Break Photo is as competent while they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content helps it be supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re searching for something with a bit more class and space than a small sedan, the Peugeot 505 Break Photo might just be the sedan for you.
The Peugeot 505 Break Photo is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Peugeot 505 Break Photo Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features located on the upper trim levels could be put into the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL speakers along with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Peugeot 505 Break Photo stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to fit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to make many people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is really a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The Peugeot 505 Break Photo features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.