In the automotive world, looks are important. After all, if a car doesn’t grab your attention instantly, it’ll need to work extra hard to inspire deeper investigation.

Hyundai BAYON The BAYON possesses a sleek, contemporary design with a bold front grille, striking LED headlights, and a dynamic silhouette. Its compact proportions are accentuated by sharp lines and a stylish, aerodynamic profile.
Ford Puma The Puma’s athletic stance, sculpted body, distinctive headlights and sporty front grille are noteworthy. Its smooth lines and contours are complemented by stylish alloy wheels, creating a vibrant appearance.
Peugeot 2008 The 2008’s appealing design includes a distinctive front grille, sharp headlights and a streamlined body. Its smooth contours and robust posture are enhanced by careful detailing and modern, attractive alloy wheels.


The driveability of a car is important because it impacts comfort, handling and safety, influencing daily driving satisfaction and long-term enjoyment.

Hyundai BAYON The BAYON handles well, offering a balanced drive with light, direct controls, making it comfortable and user-friendly.
Ford Puma The Puma echoes the Fiesta's agility but with firmer suspension, which enhances handling. However, on 18-inch wheels, the ride can feel harsh on rough roads.
Peugeot 2008 The 2008 offers a hatchback-like driving experience, delivering precision and ample grip in corners without surprises, making it typical of front-wheel drive, supermini-based SUVs.


Are you happy with how your potential purchase looks on the outside? First impressions count, of course – but how do our trio of cars fare on the inside, and how well-specified are they?

Hyundai BAYON The BAYON’s smartly appointed interior offers a good driving position with plenty of adjustment for both steering wheel and driver’s seat, and its pedals line up neatly. The BAYON doesn’t offer a particularly high driving position, which will suit many owners but not all.
Standard-issue features include:
▪ 10.25-inch digital cluster
▪ Eight-inch touchscreen
▪ Android/Apple smartphone integration
▪ Bluetooth connectivity
▪ Voice recognition
▪ USB-C and USB-A ports
▪ DAB radio
▪ Steering wheel-mounted controls
Ford Puma The Puma’s interior echoes that of the most recent Fiesta. Despite some plain materials, it’s well-built but lacks the flair of certain rivals. A minimalist dashboard is functional with a digital instrument display that, while less customisable than the 2008's i-Cockpit, is a notable upgrade.
Standard-issue features include:
▪ 4.2-inch instrument display
▪ Eight-inch touchscreen with Ford SYNC 3
▪ Android/Apple smartphone integration
▪ Bluetooth
▪ USB ports
▪ DAB radio
▪ Voice control
Peugeot 2008 With its high-quality interior, particularly its innovative 3D i-Cockpit, the 2008 impresses. Despite some cabin ergonomics issues and a preference for physical climate controls, it offers a smooth, refined drive. However, it's firmer than some rivals and you’ll experience a certain amount of high-speed wind noise.
Standard-issue features include:
▪ 3.5-inch instrument display
▪ Seven-inch touchscreen
▪ Android/Apple smartphone integration
▪ Bluetooth
▪ USB-A and USB-C inputs
▪ Voice recognition
▪ DAB radio
▪ Steering wheel-mounted controls


When it comes to accommodating daily needs, such as family trips, practicality and boot space are important considerations. They significantly influence comfort and convenience for a wide range of motoring needs.

Hyundai BAYON Thanks to a tall roofline, the BAYON offers easy access to a five-seat cabin that features plenty of useful cubby spaces. A 334-litre boot expands to 1,205 litres with 60/40 split-folding rear seats flipped, and an adjustable boot floor makes loading simple.
Ford Puma The Puma’s interior is spacious enough for adults and significantly larger than the Fiesta. However, it falls short in flexibility compared to some rivals. It features a 456-litre boot (with an adjustable floor) which grows to 1,216 litres when rear seats are folded.
Peugeot 2008 Like the BAYON and Puma, the 2008 is a five-seater, featuring a platform based on the 208 hatchback. Storage includes a cubby below its piano keys-like toggle switches and limited glovebox space. A 434-litre boot (which also features a false floor) expands to 1,467 litres with rear seats down.


How safe and reliable are the cars you’re considering? In the most recently published Reliability Survey (What Car? 2023), Hyundai placed seventh out of 32 brands with a 94.3% rating; Ford was 17th, scoring 91.4%; and at 21, Peugeot managed 90.5%.

In terms of safety, each of our three cars comes with a four-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating. While five stars is the maximum, a four-star score for a small vehicle is quite normal.

Hyundai BAYON 76% Adult Occupant rating; 82% Child Occupant rating (Euro NCAP).
Standard-issue safety features include:
▪ Multiple airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchorage and child-proof rear doors
▪ Automatic dusk-sensing headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED positioning lights
▪ Lane-keep Assist
▪ Intelligent Speed-limit Assist
▪ Manual Speed-limit Assist
▪ E Call
Ford Puma 75% Adult Occupant score; 84% Child Occupant score (Euro NCAP).
Standard-issue safety features include:
▪ Multiple airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchorage
▪ Auto-sensing projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, front fog lamps, rear LED lights
▪ Rear parking sensors
▪ Pre-collision Assist
▪ Lane-keeping System
Peugeot 2008 91% Adult Occupant rating; 84% Child Occupant rating (Euro NCAP).
Standard-issue safety features include:
▪ Multiple airbags, ISOFIX child seat fixtures, child-proof rear door locks
▪ Automatic eco-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights
▪ Anti-lock Braking System
▪ Active Safety Brake (pedestrians)
▪ Lane-keeping Assist
▪ Driver Attention Warning


Hyundai BAYON

Length: 4.18 metres

Width: 1.78 metres

Height: 1.50 metres

Boot size: 334/1205 litres

Ford Puma

Length: 4.19 metres

Width: 1.81 metres

Height: 1.51 metres

Boot size: 456/1,216 litres

Peugeot 2008

Length: 4.30 metres

Width: 1.77 metres

Height: 1.55 metres

Boot size: 434/1,467 litres

*Please note that measurements are approximate.