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.
The Peugeot 508 SW falls some way short of the class leaders, but there’s still a lot to like.
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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.
Well, how the mighty have fallen. Further to my previous review, we are now 1 year old, and 30k miles on the clock. All the good bits are still good…
Had this car for 4 months and really like it. I'm no fan of French cars generally, but compared it to the Passat (which it beats hands down for…
This is one of the best 508 models, blending incredibly low CO2 emissions with decent pace, good refinement and decent kit.