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2018 Peugeot 508 - verdict

The Peugeot 508 has been given a comprehensive makeover, so can it now compete with the best in the class?

Words By Mark Pearson

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2018 Peugeot 508

One thing’s for sure: the 508 is a much better car than the one it replaces. It’s good to drive, impressively refined and very comfortable.

It’s a likeable car, and one that's certainly good enough to tempt people away from rivals such as the Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport, especially if it’s broadly competitive on PCP costs and if the figures stack up for it as a company car.

Prices for the base models look pretty good, too, although higher up its trim range, the 508 starts to run into some premium-badged rivals - they might prove a tough nut to crack.

What Car? says...

Rated 4 out of 5


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Rivals:

Ford Mondeo

Volkswagen Arteon

Peugeot 508 2.0 BlueHDi 180 GT

Price Β£36,400 Engine 4cyl, 1998cc, diesel Power 174bhp at 3750rpm Gearbox 8-spd automatic 0-62mph 8.3sec Top speed 146mph Official economy 60.1mpg CO2, tax band 124g/km

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