Even basic 208s come with plenty of soft-touch plastics and, on higher trim levels, a leather-bound steering wheel. Compared to a Ford Fiesta, the 208 is equally matched for build quality.
The 208 was one of the first cars to get Peugeot’s iCockpit interior design. Sadly, though, it is a flawed system. The small steering wheel is supposed to give an unrivalled view of the dials that sit above it but how well it works depends very much on the height of the driver. Often it actually obscures their view.
The steering wheel blocks some people's view of the steering wheel, which is just insane
Although the infotainment system is bigger than the Ford Fiesta’s – and allows you to type postcodes directly into the sat-nav using the touchscreen rather than a separate controller – some of the primary controls can be difficult to adjust on the move. It also has quite a few sub-menus with fancy graphics that take their time to appear. All in all the infotainment system in the VW Polo remains the most intuitive to use.