Peugeot ‘most improved’ brand in Driver Power survey

Peugeot has earned the title of ‘Most Improved’ manufacturer in the 2014 Driver Power survey, one of the biggest car satisfaction surveys in the UK. The Peugeot RCZ also managed to pick up an individual accolade for Best Sports Car in this year’s survey.

This year’s Auto Express Driver Power survey received responses from over 50,000 UK motorists. It gathers together customer insight to deliver detailed assessments on owning over 200 new cars sold in Britain.

It has been found in the 2014 survey that Peugeot is the manufacturer which has made the biggest improvement compared to the previous year. Not only that, Peugeot was also voted the third best brand for vehicle running costs.

In the Driver Power ranking of new cars, five entries from Peugeot made it into the top 50, with seven in total within the top 100. The highest placed new Peugeot overall was the 2008 crossover, which came 11th with a customer approval rating above 90 per cent.

Furthermore, the Peugeot 2008 was as high as third in the Best Off-roader/SUV category, with owners reserving particular praise for the car’s reliability. The Peugeot 2008 is available now from £12,995.

In similarly encouraging news, the Peugeot 508 made it into the top five of the Family Cars category. The Peugeot 5008 meanwhile featured in the top five best MPVs category. Prices for the 508 and 5008 begin at £19,545 and £19,045 respectively.

Impressing even more was the Peugeot RCZ – the coupe finished number 20 overall in the Driver Power rankings and was voted Best Sports Car, beating several premium brands in the process.

The Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, Steve Fowler, commented: “Peugeot really is on a roll, having launched some great cars in the past couple of years and it’s clear, owners are really beginning to recognise this.”

The Director of Marketing at Peugeot, Morgan LeCoupeur, said: “I’m delighted to see that the immense efforts Peugeot has been putting into its product design, quality and reliability is hitting home with customers. This result is also a tribute to the great strides our dealers have made in offering a customer-focused and premium showroom sales and service experience.”

The award-winning Peugeot RCZ is currently priced from £22,095 and engines include a 1.6-litre THP petrol engine with outputs of 154bhp and 197bhp. Also available is a 2.0-litre HDi diesel delivering 161bhp and a 2.0-litre THP petrol engine boasting 266bhp for the RCZ R model.