What Car? says...
Fortune favours the brave, and setting your sights high is never a bad thing – just imagine if NASA had decided that going to the Moon was too much of a lofty goal. That’s why we quite like that the Peugeot 2008 has high ambitions.
How so? Well, for decades Peugeot has been duking it out with the so-called mainstream brands (and is still doing so today), but if you choose a car higher up the 2008's engine and trim range, this small SUV has a price tag that strays into the territory of the more premium Audi Q2.
This review on the petrol versions of the Peugeot 2008, so read on to find out everything you could want to know about it, including how it drives, if it's comfortable inside and how much it will cost to run. We’ll also let you know how it compares with rival small SUVs, including the Audi Q2, Ford Puma, Renault Captur, Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Roc.
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The current Peugeot 2008 didn’t feature in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey but Peugeot as a brand has a disappointing record. It finished in joint 22nd place (with Mercedes and Vauxhall), and scored just 89.6%. Read more here
You can’t buy a hybrid Peugeot 2008 but there is an electric car version – the Peugeot e-2008. The e-2008 is powered by a 134bhp motor that can propel it from 0-62mph in 9.0sec. It’s officially capable of driving up to 206 miles between recharges, and takes less than 30 minutes to replenish its battery using a 100kWh rapid charger (if you can find one). Read more here
We recommend the 129bhp 1.2-litre PureTech 130 engine in the Peugeot 2008 because it strikes the best balance between cost and performance. Pairing that with Allure Premium trim keeps the price sensible and adds smarter seats, privacy glass and a more advanced automatic emergency braking (AEB) system than the entry-level Active Premium trim gets. Read more here
The most important difference between the Peugeot 2008 Active Premium and Allure Premium is in the safety technology they get. Entry-level Active Premium cars have a less advanced automatic emergency braking (AEB) system, which negatively affected the safety rating they earned from the independent experts at Euro NCAP. More expensive Allure Premium cars get a higher-rated system, plus larger (16in) wheels, privacy glass and smarter seats. Read more here
The entry-level Active Premium version of the Peugeot 2008 earned an unimpressive four-star safety rating from the independent experts at Euro NCAP in 2019, under a less strict testing regimen than is currently in effect. Allure Premium and GT versions earned the maximum five stars because they’re equipped with a more advanced automatic emergency braking (AEB) system that is better at preventing accidents. Read more here
The Peugeot 2008’s boot offers 434 litres of space, which is about average in the small SUV class and is enough for a short family holiday. All 2008s have a height-adjustable boot floor, which allows you to reduce the lip at the entrance to make it easier to slide in heavy or awkwardly-shaped items. Read more here
|RRP price range||£22,735 - £37,950|
|Number of trims (see all)||3|
|Number of engines (see all)||4|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||diesel, petrol, electric|
|MPG range across all versions||48.3 - 52.6|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£67 / £1,759|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£135 / £3,517|