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For The RXH is a diesel-electric hybrid that can run on electric-only power for short distances. Running costs should be low and it handles well.

Against The standard semi-auto gearbox is jerky, plus the hybrid system eats into boot capacity and the ride is unsettled. This is a hideously expensive 508, too.

Peugeot 508 SW

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

The high price outweighs the advantages that the hybrid drivetrain brings. Much cheaper diesel 508s make more sense.

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Key facts

9.5 secs
Top speed
132 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The majority of Peugeot 508 SWs (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 - especially the RXH hybrid model, which emits just 107g/km CO2.

The e-HDi model – which has a range of features to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions – will also be 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 hybrid version topping the range above the 201bhp GT. 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 space.

Reader test team says:

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Matt Smith

5 out of 5 stars

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Lynden Hall

5 out of 5 stars

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Tim Stanbridge

3 out of 5 stars

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Had an Auto version as a hire car and first impressions when leaving our house was that Peugeot engineers must have been having a laugh! The first…

Steve Garrett

1 out of 5 stars
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