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For The 508 offers agile handling and some fine engines. It’s classy inside and the e-HDi version is incredibly efficient.

Against The ride is firm, there’s quite a bit of wind noise and some rivals provide more space.

Peugeot 508 Saloon
33 5stars

The Peugeot 508 falls some way short of the class leaders, but there’s still a lot to like.

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4.6

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There are 13 Peugeot 508 versions available

Saloon 1.6 VTi 120 Access EGC 4dr £19,105
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC 4dr £20,345
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 HDi 115 Active 4dr £21,445
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 THP 156 Active 4dr £22,050
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 HDi 140 Active 4dr £22,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC 4dr £22,245
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 HDi 163 Active Auto 4dr £24,050
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 THP 156 Allure 4dr £24,700
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 HDi 140 Allure 4dr £24,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC S/S 4dr £24,895
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 HDi 163 Allure 4dr £25,275
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.2 HDi 200 GT 4dr £30,150
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 HDi Hybrid4 Allure 4dr £32,100
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The majority of Peugeot 508s (Peugeot reckons around 65%) will be run as company cars and its smart image and range of efficient engines give it plenty of appeal for business users.

The e-HDi model – which has a range of features to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions – will be most tempting, although there’s no fully manual gearbox, which won’t be to all tastes. Elsewhere, there’s a wide range of engines, with the 201bhp GT version topping the range. It’s pricey, but comes with lots of power and kit.

Among the options available are four-zone climate control and a system that tells you if the car will fit in an adjacent parking space.

Reader test team says:

Peugeot 508 Saloon 1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC 4dr

30/11/13. My last review on this excellent car. Comfort economy and more than enough top speed for anyone on UK roads. I dont need a car that zooms…

eric crowder

5 out of 5 stars

Peugeot 508 Saloon 1.6 VTi 120 Access EGC 4dr

Having driven large saloons for a long time, a brief spell with a hatch back left me longing for something a bit more sophisticated. A chance…

Allan Price

5 out of 5 stars

Peugeot 508 Saloon 2.2 HDi 200 GT 4dr

Previously had an Audi A6 2.0TDI and a BMW 320d and wanted a different car. The 508 GT has been a revelation. I do high mileage and am now at 19K in…

Adrian may

5 out of 5 stars

Peugeot 508 Saloon 1.6 VTi 120 Access EGC 4dr

The Peugeot 508 Saloon 1.6 THP automatic has an excellent engine-transmission combination. The Peugeot "Prince" engine, co-developed with BMW, has a…

Bernardo Pizarro

5 out of 5 stars
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