Peugeot 208 GT Line 2019 LHD rear seats

Peugeot 208 review

Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

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.

Rear space

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.

Peugeot 208 GT Line 2019 LHD rear seats

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.

Boot space

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.

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