Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Although the e-208 is a small car, even tall drivers will find enough space up front. Head and leg room is good, and the interior is wide enough to not risk an elbow fight with a front passenger.
There’s also a decent amount of storage space, including door bins, a deep cubbyhole, couple of cupholders and a tray at the bottom of the dashboard. Above that, there’s a neat hidden compartment that clicks open to reveal another handy storage spot. On Allure models and up, you’ll find a wireless phone charging point in there.
Leg room in the back is okay, and there’s a generous amount of space for passengers’ feet under the seats in front, but head room is a bit tight. This is particularly the case if you add a sunroof; while Peugeot has carved out a hollow in the padding behind to free up a bit of extra room, passengers are left with an awkward ceiling bulge in front of their foreheads as a result.
Children and those of modest stature will be fine, but two larger adults wouldn’t want to spend too long in the back. To add a third would be a real squeeze, although the middle seat is at least softly cushioned. Every e208 has five doors, so access to the rear seats is no problem.
If you’re wondering if there’s a practical compromise in picking between a petrol or diesel 208 and this fully-electric e-208; there isn’t. Fossil-fuelled or electric, every 208 has the same boot capacity and interior space. However, there’s no front trunk (or ‘frunk’) like there is on many electric rivals, and models such as the Kia e-Niro have much bigger boots.