Peugeot e-2008 review

Category: Electric car

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Peugeot e-2008 is priced well below premium electric cars such as the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi E-tron. It’s expensive, though, compared with the likes of the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia E-Niro – both of which will go further on a full charge.

Entry-level Active trim gives you 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning with a pre-heating function, and electric, heated door mirrors. It has the basics covered and keeps the price down, so we’d stick with this trim. Allure adds a 3D-effect driver display and front parking sensors, but mostly brings cosmetic upgrades. GT Line gets even more cosmetic flourishes but no upgrades that are essential, while top-spec GT is incredibly expensive.

Peugeot finished roughly mid-table in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey, placing 18th out of 31 manufacturers overall. It’s too early to predict how the e-2008 itself will rank, but the previous-generation Peugeot 2008 finished 3rd in the small SUV class, behind only the Suzuki Vitara and Mini Countryman.

Every e-2008 gets a three-year warranty, consisting of two years of unlimited-mileage cover from the manufacturer and an additional year that’s provided by Peugeot’s UK dealer network. The battery, meanwhile, is covered by an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty that’s similar to that offered by rivals.

Neither the Peugeot 2008 or e-2008 have been independently crash tested, but the smaller 208, which the 2008 is based on, delivered mixed results when tested by safety experts Euro NCAP, receiving a four-star overall verdict. As a comparison, the best electric cars have five-star safety ratings.

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) comes as standard, along with lane-keeping assistance, traffic sign recognition and a driver attention warning system. Blind spot monitoring comes only on top-spec GT trim.

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Overview

The e-2008 has a great interior that offers a decent amount of space, but the car’s appeal is limited by its high list price and disappointing battery range compared with those of the best rivals.

  • Refined interior
  • Relatively spacious
  • Impressive build quality
  • Expensive
  • Rivals have longer range
  • Firm ride