How to spec a Peugeot 2008

Our guide to Peugeot's small SUV covers which options to choose, which to avoid and how much to pay for it all...

Peugeot 2008 options to choose and avoid

How to spec a Peugeot 2008

Small SUVs are a dime a dozen these days, but few will get you noticed in the supermarket car park like the Peugeot 2008. From its oversize front grille to its futuristic interior, this is a car that's as much about style as it is about family friendly practicality. And with our recommended 1.2-litre petrol engine under the bonnet, it's pleasantly peppy too.

Our full 16-point review will take you through the 2008's complete engine range, as well as telling you what the car is like to live with and how much you can fit into its boot. Here, though, we're concentrating on equipment and options, and the good news is that if you go for our recommended Allure Premium trim, you'll have most of your kit needs covered, because this comes with a large 10in infotainment touchscreen as well as all the other niceties of regular Allure trim.

There's still room to add more luxury without causing your credit card to tremble, however, so here's what we'd choose from the options list.

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Peugeot 2008 options to choose

Peugeot 2008 with adaptive cruise control

1. Drive Assist Pack (£300)

This pack adds adaptive cruise control, which allows the car to help you maintain a safe distance from the car in front. It's especially useful if you'll be spending a lot of time on the motorway; once you've set the speed, the 2008 will accelerate and brake automatically to keep with the flow of traffic.

Peugeot 2008 options to choose

Peugeot 2008 driving mode button

2. Advanced Grip Control (£300)

For 90% of your journeys, you won't need the extra traction that this option brings. For those moments when you need to cross a field, or it's pelting down with rain or snow, however, you'll be glad that you specified Peugeot's Advanced Grip Control system, which allows you to choose from a range of driving modes to suit the prevailing road and weather conditions.

Peugeot 2008 options to choose

Peugeot engine start button

3. Peugeot Open & Go (£350)

When you're staggering across the supermarket car park, laden down with shopping bags, you'll be glad that you don't need to do anything so archaic as turning a key to access your car. Just approach the car with the key in your pocket, and it will unlock as you touch the door handle. This is a boost for security, too, because the car will automatically lock itself as you walk away. You can even start and stop the engine by pressing a button.

Peugeot 2008 options to choose

Peugeot 2008 reversing

4. Visio Pack 1: 180-degree Colour Reversing Camera (£200)

There'll be no excuses for awkward car-park scrapes with this upgrade, which allows you to see what's directly behind your car with a glance at the infotainment touchscreen. There are handy lines on the screen to show you where you're headed, too, and audible warnings should you get too close.

Peugeot 2008 options to choose

Peugeot 2008 front seats

5. Nappa Mistral full grain leather seats (£1700)

You might think that spending £1700 on a trim upgrade like this would be unwise, but in this case it's well worth it; as well as soft leather upholstery it packs electric adjustment and lumbar adjustment, and it throws seat heating in, too. Ticking this option box means you can stay comfy no matter how long or cold the journey might be.

Peugeot 2008 options to avoid

Peugeot 2008 front

1. Metallic paint (from £300)

Normally, metallic paintwork is something we recommend, since it both helps your car to stand out from the crowd, and adds extra value, so you'll get more of your money back when you come to sell it. With the Peugeot 2008, however, you get stunning Orange Fusion paintwork as standard anyway, so we don't think there's any need to upgrade.

Peugeot 2008: best buy

Peugeot 2008 on motorway
  • Model - 1.2 Puretech 130 Allure Premium
  • List price - £24,680
  • Target Price - £23,554
  • Target PCP - £258 per month
  • Options we'd add - Nappa Mistral full grain leather seats (£1700), Peugeot Open & Go (£350), Advanced Grip Control (£300), Drive Assist Pack (£300), Visio Pack 1: 180-degree Colour Reversing Camera (£200)

  • Cost of options - £2850

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