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.
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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
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:
I had the 508 RXH on a week-long test-drive direct from Peugeot and was seriously impressed. As noted by others, the auto gearbox can be a little…
Just had a change of car from a 3 series touring 318d was wondering about the change as my first Peugeot but can honestly say I am not disappointed…
I have owned BMW 5 series estates, Vauxhall Omega estates and the 508 SW GT is utterly fantastic. Fuel economy is excellent, the power and torque…
Wow, this car is a real let down, had it on hire for a week through work and was glad to hand the keys back and get back in to my own car. Pro's -…