Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, though 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 get for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose which ones are right for your 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 Used. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the Peugeot 505 Used is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to choose from.
As has been the case for a while, you may get the Peugeot 505 Used with a four-cylinder engine or even a more powerful V6, or you can get the miserly Peugeot 505 Used Hybrid. On the highway, the Peugeot 505 Used is comfortable and compliant. Peugeot 505 Used also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Peugeot 505 Used with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the Peugeot 505 Used offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose among the upper trim levels. There are many of options to pick from across the way.
The Peugeot 505 Used is as competent while they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content makes it supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re searching for something with a bit more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the Peugeot 505 Used might just be the sedan for you.
The Peugeot 505 Used is the bottom trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that features 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 Used 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 can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety 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 larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features on the upper trim levels could be included with the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Peugeot 505 Used stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is simple to fold down to suit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to produce most people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The Peugeot 505 Used has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it simple 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 super easy to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so your front seat need not be scooted completely forward.