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Car Wars Wednesdays: French Cars

July 1, 2015

We’re back with another edition of Car Wars – and today, all eyes are on the world’s leading French car manufacturers as we put Citroen, Peugeot and Renault under the microscope. From styling to practicality, we’ll take a look at what these world-class brands have to offer and see which model is worthy of the title ‘best French car’.

Citroen vs Peugeot vs Renault: which French car manufacturer will come out on top?

Citroen vs Peugeot vs Renault


Citroen C1

Original image by Order_242

Founded in 1919, Citroen is among the most famous French car manufacturers on Earth and has held an average of 3-4% of the UK market in the last two years. Along with a commitment to motorsport, the brand prides itself on the creativity and innovative design of its concept cars. Cleverly combining style with safety, Citroen has an array of vehicles on offer – and from the cheeky, city-friendly C1 to the sexy C5 saloon, this French designer has all bases covered.


Peugeot 208

Original image by Abdullah AlBargan

Established in 1810 as a family business, Peugeot is instantly recognisable by its lion trademark. From comfort to reliability, Peugeot has a car to suit any driver – with a 206 making for a great first car, versus the sportier ride of the 208 hatchback. With Peugeot taking full control of Citroen in 1975, it’s unsurprising that there are plenty of similarities between the two brands. But there’s no doubt Peugeot has the last word in comfortable interiors without an expensive price tag.


Renault Twingo

Original image by Kārlis Dambrāns

Since its establishment in 1899, Renault has built a global reputation for manufacturing cars that appeal to the masses. From the dinky dimensions of the Renault Twingo to the spacious Grand Scenic, Renault’s range has something to suit any lifestyle. So whether you’re looking for space for the family or an economical engine, Renault offers something for everyone.

The verdict: there’s no denying all three French car manufacturers have appeal across the board, but thanks to its innovative styling and popularity, we’re giving the title of best French car brand to Citroen.

Citroen vs Peugeot vs Renault: who’s your winner? Whether you fancy running around in a Renault, spending your time in a Citroen or taking your pick of the Peugeot lineup, we can help you finance your new car. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we offer flexible finance deals to suit any budget. So whatever make and model you fancy, we can help you drive away in one of the world’s best French cars sooner than you think. Explore our Citroen finance, Peugeot finance and Renault finance deals today, or head over to our online car finance calculator for an instant estimate.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.