However, it does undercut two cars that Peugeot probably had in its sights at the development stage: the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, both of which have the same kind of styling but the advantage of a premium badge on the nose.
Sadly, PCP costs that look rather high don't help the 508's case, but it makes plenty of sense as a company car, particularly in 1.5-litre diesel automatic spec. If you prefer to shift gears yourself or just want to save some money, the manual 1.5-litre diesel is very nearly as economical, and the 1.6 Puretech 180 petrol is also very competitive for a car of its type when it comes to fuel-efficiency.
A long list of standard safety equipment adds appeal, with lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and a driver attention monitor all fitted across the range. But the second of the four rungs on the spec ladder – Allure – strikes the best balance between luxuries and affordability.
In the 2018 What Car? Reliability Survey, Peugeot finished a disappointing 24th out of 31 in the manufacturer table. It's too early for specific data on the 508, but its three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty is only average for the class.
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