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For This model comes very well equipped and it has more sophisticated front suspension than other 508s, so it’s sharper to drive.

Against It’s horribly expensive, and you still have to put up with a firm ride and a bit too much wind noise.

Peugeot 508 SW

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

You could have a BMW 320d for less, so we find this model impossible to recommend.

What Car? readers say

3.2


Key facts

0–60mph
8.4 secs
Top speed
138 mph
Average mpg
47.8
Tank range
757 miles
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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:

Peugeot 508 SW 2.0 HDi 163 Allure 5dr

The car is fantastic to drive it grips incredibly well and although it's a big car it drives like a saloon. It's smooth, refined, powerful very fast,…

Matt Smith

5 out of 5 stars

Peugeot 508 SW 2.0 HDi 163 Allure 5dr

Having owned a number of estates with my work from a Mercedes C Class, Land Rover Discovery HSE, Vauxall Elite Omega's, I could go on, but back to…

Lynden Hall

5 out of 5 stars

Peugeot 508 SW 2.0 HDi HYbrid4 RXH 5dr

'Got this car on a 3 day test, with a view to it replacing my Skoda Octavia Scout 140TDI, which Skoda say they're not making anymore. My first fears…

Tim Stanbridge

3 out of 5 stars

Peugeot 508 SW 1.6 e-HDi 112 Active 5dr

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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