Although it’s a small car, even tall drivers will find enough space up front. Head and leg room are good and the interior is wide enough to not risk an elbow fight with a front passenger.
There’s also a decent amount of storage space, including door bins, a deep cubbyhole, a couple of cupholders and a tray at the bottom of the dashboard. Above that, there’s a neat hidden compartment that clicks open to reveal another handy storage spot. On Allure models and up, you’ll find a wireless phone charging point in there.
Leg room in the back is okay, and there’s a generous amount of space for passengers’ feet under the seats in front, but head room is a bit tight. This is particularly the case if you go for a sunroof; while Peugeot has carved out a hollow in the padding behind it to free up a bit of extra room, passengers are left with an awkward ceiling bulge in front of their foreheads as a result.
Children and those of modest stature will be fine, but two larger adults wouldn’t want to spend too long in the back. To add a third would be a real squeeze, although the middle seat is at least softly cushioned. Every 208 has five doors, so access to the rear seats is no problem, and there’s a pair of USB ports so those in the back can charge their phones.
Seat folding and flexibility
The rear seats fold and split 60/40 into two sections as standard. This is par for the course in the small car class, and there’s no option of a more practical 40/20/40 arrangement. A height-adjustable driver’s seat is standard on Active and Allure, while GT Line adds a height-adjustable front passenger seat.
The 208’s boot is a decent size for the class. It’s beaten for outright capacity by the Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo, but there’s certainly enough room for a few holiday bags and you’ll fit more in than you will in a Fiesta.
There’s nothing particularly fancy to report about it, save for a handy bit of elastic on one side that helps to keep smaller, loose items in place.