Space & practicality

Peugeot 2008 review

Manufacturer price from:£17,424
What Car? Target Price:£16,475
Search new deals
Peugeot 2008
Review continues below...
14 Apr 2016 09:23 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 12:52

In this review

Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Peugeot 2008 estate front space

The 2008 has enough room to seat two tall adults with ease; head and leg room are all reasonably generous. However, head room in the 2008 is limited when the car is fitted with a panoramic roof, and shoulder room is poor by the class standards. All of the 2008’s rivals are good in these departments, with at least a comparable amount of room on offer.

There are two cupholders ahead of the gearlever, and each door has a pocket big enough to accept a 1.0-litre water bottle, although it won’t secure it in place. The 2008’s glovebox is also relatively small, so you won’t fit much more than the driver’s manual inside.

That said, instead of an armrest between the front seats, Peugeot has fitted a large cubbyhole covered by a sliding cover, which is perfect for storing your phone, keys and wallet.

Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008 estate rear space

The 2008 is spacious in the back when compared with other small SUVs such as the Nissan Juke. Two tall adults have good head room, and leg room is also good if those in the front seats aren’t too tall. However, seating three adults across the rear seats might be asking a bit much; three children will be fine, but the middle adult will struggle to position their feet comfortably and will have to straddle a pronounced transmission tunnel.

Each rear door has its own pocket, but these are quite a bit shallower than the ones on the front doors. At least each front seat comes with a pocket on the rear of its backrest for storing magazines or maps.

Peugeot 2008 estate seating flexibility

Although driver’s seat height adjustment is standard across the range, passenger seat height adjustment doesn’t feature until Allure trim. Even so, there’s still enough base and backrest adjustment for front passengers of most shapes and sizes to find a good seating position.

The rear seatbacks can be adjusted for comfort as well as folded 60/40, and because they’re spring loaded, can be folded with just a touch of a button rather than having to actively fold them down yourself.

Peugeot 2008 estate boot space

The 2008 has a 360-litre boot, which is bigger than a Juke’s, but smaller than a Renault Captur’s. Even so, it’s a nice square shape and the boot floor sits flush with its lip, so sliding in heavy items is easy, and the boot opening is tall and wide with no obstructions.

Once folded, the rear seats lie completely flat, which makes it easier to slide long items in. This means there’s a completely flat surface from the boot entrance right through to the front seats – again, no obstructions means easier loading.

 

open the gallery11 Images
There are 4 trims available for the 2008 estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Active
The one to go for when buying privately or through work. Comes with 16in alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, colour touchscreen, USB socket, Bluetooth and a DAB radio....View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
What Car? Target Price from
£16,475
Average Saving £949
View Trim
Allure
Adds 17in alloys, rear parking sensors, climate control, automatic headlights and wipers and rear electric windows to Active trim. It’s available with all the engines apart from the lowest 1.6 Blue...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£17,747
Average Saving £1,027
View Trim
Allure Premium
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
What Car? Target Price from
£18,501
Average Saving £1,073
View Trim
GT Line
This range-topping trim brings bespoke wheel design, black chrome contrasting exterior style touches, a panoramic roof, sat-nav, and leather upholstery. Peugeot 2008s don’t make much sense when the...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£20,669
Average Saving £1,205
View Trim