The 508’s list prices are roughly on a par with – or slightly higher than - a comparable Mondeo’s. It undercuts a VW Passat, however, and thanks to some exceptionally efficient diesel engines, fuel and company car tax bills will be among the lowest around.
Peugeot 508 Saloon quality & reliability
The 508 is a match for the class leaders when it comes to interior quality. The blend of smart materials, solid controls and attention to detail makes it as classy as any of its rivals, although so far we’ve come into contact with higher-spec models only. The 508’s predecessor – the 407 – did badly in our 2010 JD Power customer satisfaction survey, but the 508 seems like a big step forward over that car.
Peugeot 508 Saloon safety & security
Like most of its rivals, the 508 was awarded a five-star crash rating by Euro NCAP. However, Peugeot fits no more than the essential kit; stability control and front, side and curtain airbags. An alarm and deadlocks are fitted to all models to deter thieves, and all but Access models have locking wheelnuts.