Peugeot 2008 review

Costs & verdict

Manufacturer price from:£20,150
Peugeot 2008 2019 LHD infotainment
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The 2008 is priced towards the more expensive end of the class; price-wise, its closest rivals  are the Audi Q2 and Volkswagen T-Roc. In fact, top-spec versions of the 2008 stretch above the £30,000 mark, which is frankly a ridiculous amount of money to spend on something in this class. Once you’re in that price range, you’ll find better value if you consider cars in the class above – family SUVs – to suit your needs.

Based on official economy figures, the 2008’s engines are frugal, and CO2 emissions are impressively low so it could represent a tempting company car choice.

Equipment, options and extras

Four trim levels are available: Active, Allure, GT Line and GT. Active gives you all the basic necessities while keeping costs down; we reckon it’s the model to go for. Allure adds cosmetic tweaks, as well as automatic air conditioning, two USB ports in the back, electric rear windows and the 3D-effect driver display. GT Line adds more visual features, and, if you’re a fan of the striking ‘claw’ design headlights, they’re only available from GT Line upwards. Top-spec GT trim is best avoided – it bumps the price up massively.

Peugeot 2008 2019 LHD infotainment

Reliability

Peugeot finished roughly mid-table in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey, placing 18th out of 31 manufacturers overall. The previous-generation 2008 did, though, finish 3rd in the small SUV class, behind only the Suzuki Vitara and Mini Countryman.

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

Safety and security

The Peugeot 2008 has yet to be independently crash tested, but the smaller 208, which the 2008 is based on, delivered mixed results when tested by safety experts Euro NCAP, receiving a four-star overall verdict. As a comparison, the best small SUVs have five star safety ratings.

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) comes as standard, along with lane-keeping assistance, traffic sign recognition and a driver attention warning system. Blind spot monitoring comes only on top-spec GT trim.

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Verdict

Stylish inside and out with plenty of substance to match, the Peugeot 2008 is a polished and practical small SUV. Its ride and handling may not particularly inspire, and the high-spec models are incredibly pricey, but the entry-level versions are thoroughly recommendable.

  • Brilliant interior quality
  • Excellent rear seat space
  • Frugal engines
  • Bumpy low speed ride
  • Top models are very expensive
  • Average-size boot with rear seats up

What's important to you?

Performance & drive
Interior
Passenger & boot space