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For The 508 SW 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 SW
22 5stars

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

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There are 13 Peugeot 508 versions available

SW 1.6 VTi 120 Access EGC 5dr £20,130
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
SW 1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC 5dr £21,395
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
SW 1.6 HDi 115 Active 5dr £22,695
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
SW 1.6 THP 156 Active 5dr £23,300
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
SW 2.0 HDi 140 Active 5dr £23,395
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
SW 1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC 5dr £23,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
SW 2.0 HDi 163 Active Auto 5dr £25,300
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
SW 1.6 THP 156 Allure 5dr £25,950
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
SW 2.0 HDi 140 Allure 5dr £26,045
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
SW 1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC S/S 5dr £26,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
SW 2.0 HDi 163 Allure 5dr £26,525
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
SW 2.2 HDi 200 GT 5dr £31,400
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
SW 2.0 HDi HYbrid4 RXH 5dr £34,145
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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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