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The Peugeot 508 SW is certainly more practical than the 508 saloon, with a boot capacity that's slightly up on the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3 Series Touring. However, while the 508 SW has an attractive interior and comes well equipped, it doesn't drive as well as those premium offerings and isn't as spacious or comfortable as cheaper estates from the likes of Skoda. It isn't a bad choice if you're swayed by the looks, but there are plenty of estates that are easier to recommend.
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GT Premium takes the sporty styling of GT trim and adds a little more luxury. As well as the option of the Puretech 225 engine, you get ‘Active’ adjustable suspension on the Puretech 180 and 225, power-folding auto-dimming door mirrors, a 360-degree camera system, automatic parking, a premium Focal stereo, part Alcantara seats with electric adjustment and heating up front, and 19in wheels on all but the hybrid, which gets 20in wheels. A pricey option.
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The only diesel in the range is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder with 128bhp and a 0-62mph time of 10.1sec. It has a decent amount of low-down shove but ultimately feels rather breathless even with just on person in the car. It does have the lowest CO2 emissions of all the conventional engines and has a best claimed economy figure of over 60mpg, making it worth considering for high mileage drivers who aren’t in a hurry. Be warned, though, refinement isn’t its greatest strength.
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