Peugeot 2008 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Peugeot 2008 is priced towards the more expensive end of the small SUV class, so its closest rivals are the Audi Q2 and VW T-Roc. The same goes if you're planning to buy using a PCP finance scheme – the 2008 commands a higher monthly rate than an equivalent Ford Puma, Renault Captur or Skoda Kamiq

Disappointingly, the 2008 isn't predicted to hold on to its value as well as many rivals, including the Q2, Puma and Kamiq. Thanks to relatively low CO2 emissions, it does make much more financial sense for company car drivers paying benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax.

 

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Reliability

The 2008 was too new to feature in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Peugeot as a brand finished a disappointing 25th out of 31 manufacturers in the overall league table. That's above Nissan and Renault, but below most of its other key rivals, including Audi and Ford. 

Every 2008 comes with a three-year warranty, consisting of two years of unlimited-mileage cover from the manufacturer and an extra year provided by Peugeot’s UK dealer network.

Safety and security

Overview

Not only does the Peugeot 2008 look the part (both inside and out), it's well equipped and has a range of punchy, efficient petrol engines. That said, the Ford Puma and Skoda Kamiq are better all-rounders, as is the Audi Q2 if you want a premium badge.

  • Classy interior
  • Well equipped
  • Punchy, frugal petrol engines
  • More expensive than mainstream rivals
  • Relatively heavy deprecation
  • Average to drive