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      Launch year
      2020
      Body type
      Crossover
      Fuel type
      Petrol, Diesel, EV
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Desirable yet sensible small SUV

Best bits

  • Peugeot’s pushed the boat out with the exterior styling
  • It looks great on the inside too
  • It’s still a sensible family car that’s spacious and cheap to run

Not so great

  • The eye-catching design won’t be for everyone
  • Basic models miss out on the fancy digital dashboard
  • The long-throw manual gearbox feels baggy

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Overall verdict on the Peugeot 2008

"The Peugeot 2008 will be right up your street if you find the SUVs from Skoda, SEAT and Volkswagen about as exciting as a weekend away at an accountancy convention. The Peugeot oozes with brio from its striking exterior to its high-tech interior."

Peugeot 2008 front

The Peugeot 2008 is a small SUV that competes with the likes of the SEAT Arona, Renault Captur and Volkswagen T-Cross. What the Peugeot can claim as a USP is its striking design. 


That Style hasn't come at the expense of practicality, though – this is one stylish car that'll fit into family life with no issues. It'll also handle driving in town as well as it does scooting about the countryside and you get a decent range of engines that offers something for everyone.


Its combination of piercing LED headlights, huge grille and pointy daytime running lights give it the toothy grin of a lion – Peugeot’s badge mascot. Around the sides, there are plenty of creases and angles, while at the back you get tail lights that look like scratches caused by a big cat’s claws. It's nothing like any other small SUV.


And the striking design continues on the inside with a sculpted dashboard that’s split into two layers. You get a central infotainment screen and digital instrument binnacle up top, and a strip of metal buttons below. Depending on what model you go for, you can also have dashboard stitching and carbon fibre like trims. 


The real talking point, however, is the digital instrument binnacle that’s brimmed with cool animations and slick graphics that make the analogue dials in other small SUVs look archaic. That’s in addition to a seven-inch central infotainment screen that’s fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can mirror your phone’s functions on the car’s big screen. 


What’s great about the 2008 is that its cool design doesn’t come at the expense of practicality. There’s plenty of adjustment to get comfortable in your driver’s seat and the rear seat will accommodate two adults, although your tall passengers might be short of knee room if you’re also tall. The boot, meanwhile, is about average for the class. It’ll swallow a few suitcases and the adjustable floor means there’s no load lip to lift heavy items over.


It’s a well-rounded package that gets better when you hit the road. The Peugeot’s light controls make it an easy car to drive slowly in town and the raised ride height gives you a clear view of the road ahead. It’s a quiet cruiser for a small car and it even handles corners well, it doesn’t lean too much and there’s plenty of grip. 


The PureTech petrol engine – with either 100, 130 or 155PS – offers nippy performance and sounds sporty under acceleration. Want more economy? Then consider the 100PS diesel model. Looking for a car that produces zero emissions, is exempt from paying the London ULEZ and Congestion Charge? Then you’ll want the 136PS electric e-2008 which offers instant performance and silent thrust. 


In other words, the 2008 has all the bases covered if you’re looking for a small SUV that’ll fit easily into your life. But perhaps what’s most impressive is that Peugeot's managed to package these talents in a car that’s also truly desirable.


If you're looking for the older version, you need our Peugeot 2008 (2013-2019) review.


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Peugeot 2008

1.2 PureTech 110 Allure 5dr EAT6

  • 2017
  • 11,447 miles
  • Griffin Mill Peugeot Pontypridd
  • Glamorgan, CF375YE
Price:£11,290
HP: £311.43/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £311.43, Customer Deposit: £1,693.00, Total Deposit: £1,693.50, Total Charge For Credit: £1,614.98, Total Amount Payable: £12,904.98, Representative APR: 10.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.61%

Peugeot 2008

100kW GT Line 50kWh 5dr Auto

  • 2020
  • 11,000 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Robins And Day Peugeot Newport
  • Monmouthshire, NP194QR
Price:£29,900
PCP: £477.98/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £477.98, Customer Deposit: £4,485.00, Total Deposit: £4,485.00, Optional Final Payment: £14,400.00, Total Charge For Credit: £5,714.30, Total Amount Payable: £35,614.30, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 9.9%, Excess Mileage Charge: 12.5ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Peugeot 2008 right for you?

If you're looking for a relatively small but practical family car that'll cost buttons to run, but will also stand out in a car park full of Volkswagen, Skoda and SEAT crossovers, the Peugeot 2008 is a great choice for you.

What's the best Peugeot 2008 model/engine to choose?

If you want a great all-rounder, it’s worth considering the Peugeot 2008 GT Line in combination with the 100PS PureTech petrol engine. GT Line models look sharper thanks to their larger 18-inch alloy wheels, LED exterior lights and glossy black highlights, while additional kit includes front and rear parking sensors and Peugeot’s cool 3D i-Cockpit display. The 100PS PureTech engine, meanwhile, is nippy but also very cheap to run.

What other cars are similar to the Peugeot 2008?

The Peugeot 2008 has plenty of competitors including the Volkswagen T-Cross, Skoda Kamiq and SEAT Arona, all of which are well designed and spacious. The Renault Captur is another stylish option, while the Ford Puma looks great and is nice to drive, too. Also worth considering are the Nissan Juke and the Citroen C3 Aircross.

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Ask the heycar experts: common questions

Is the Peugeot 2008 reliable?

Modern Peugeot models are proving to be more reliable than they were in the past although, in the 2020 HonestJohn Satisfaction Index, the brand was ranked a lowly 29th out of 34 brands by owners.

Andy Brady

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Andy Brady

Is the Peugeot 2008 better than a Renault Captur?

Both the latest generations of the 2008 and Captur are impressive crossovers that offer refinement, practicality and quality. You won't be disappointed with either but our choice would be the Peugeot 2008 as it has a nicer interior and is better to drive.

Dan Powell

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Dan Powell

Is a Peugeot 2008 an SUV?

The Peugeot 2008 is a little too small to be labelled as an SUV. Being based on the 208, the more compact dimensions mean it's really a crossover, similar to the SEAT Arona, Nissan Juke and Renault Captur.

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