Peugeot 2008 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Pug’s compact crossover. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the 2008 car range.
It’s a 208 on stilts. Every mainstream car manufacturer needs a Nissan Juke-sized crossover in its range these days, and this is Peugeot’s. Sharing its engines, floorpan and much of its cabin with the 208 supermini, the 2008 follows the typical raised ride height, roof bars and body cladding soft-roader recipe. For more information on the 2008, click on our further stories in the links at the foot of this page.
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The 2008’s main advantage over the 208 is space. There’s more headroom in the front and decent legroom in the back, plus a slightly bigger boot. It’s far roomier than a Nissan Juke, if a mite smaller than a Renault Captur. Since the dash fixtures are shared with the 208, you get the same controversial teeny steering wheel and hard-to-miss touchscreen next door. Interior trim’s smart, though, especially if you opt for one of the top-spec Feline grades. It’s a little roly poly in the corners, but that’s fine, and comfortable ride quality is the trade-off. Low-spec models get a horribly vague, slack-feeling five-speed gearbox – go for one of the more potent engine options, such as the 113bhp diesel, to get a much nicer six-speeder. Overall, a worthy, if slightly forgettable, addition to the ever-swelling ranks of heightened hatchbacks coming to a school run near you.
The one we’d buy
1.6 e-HDi 115, in one of the higher trim levels if possible
The one we’d avoid like the plague
Five-speed versions suffer from a horribly baggy gearchange
Rivals to consider
Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, Renault Captur
Modern interior, comfortable ride, decent space
Gawky looks, lacks stand-out charm against rivals