What Car? says...
If you fancy a little French flair in your life but also value the practicality of a wholesome estate car, you might want to check out the Peugeot 508 SW.
It's what you get when you take an eye-catching executive car then add a sprinkling of versatility. While the sleekly sloping roofline of the 508 saloon – or Fastback, in Peugeot speak – has restricted rear head room and a boot that's not much to shout about, this estate version is much more useful yet still retains a strong sense of style.
If you’re the sensible sort who appreciates the increased space inside, you will probably also like the wide range of engines available. At the bottom of the range, you’ll find a 128bhp petrol and diesel with low list prices and emissions, while if you're really looking to cut CO2 there are two plug-in hybrid options. There’s even a range-topping 355bhp performance version.
So, the 508 SW looks arresting and has a good range of engines, but just how good is it? After all, there are lots of other estate cars it can call rivals. There are mainstream options such the Skoda Superb and VW Passat estates, not to mention the temptation of premium-badged rivals. They include the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes C-Class Estate, but there’s also the Volvo V60 to consider.
Read on through this review to find out how the Peugeot 508 SW stacks up against them, what it's like to drive, which versions we think are the best and much more.
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At a glance
|Number of trims||8 see more|
|Number of engines||6 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||petrol, hybrid, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||138.9 - 62|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,449 / £2,644|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,898 / £5,289|
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