What Car? says...
There are plenty of facts and figures in the automotive world. For starters, you’ve got engine size, fuel economy, luggage capacity and top speed. Then there are the names, some of which are seemingly picked from the air. Others, though describe, the car pretty succinctly, and the Peugeot 2008 is a case in point.
Essentially, it’s a Peugeot 208 with a bit extra. In creating this sturdy-looking small SUV, the French car maker took its popular rival to the likes of the Volkswagen Polo and stretched it in every direction – extending its name to suit. It’s actually one of the biggest cars in the small SUV class and competes with a packed field of rivals, from the Seat Arona and Skoda Kamiq, to the Volkswagen T-Roc and premium Audi Q2.
The original 2008 was immediately popular, and the latest version brings a compelling package bang up to date. A generous increase in length substantially increased its rear-seat leg room, with boot space growing marginally at the same time. Meanwhile, fresh design inside and out brought things in line with Peugeot’s latest models, giving the 2008 some classy visual flair.
The 2008 is available with a familiar line-up of petrol and diesel engines shared by other Peugeot models, plus there’s a fully electric e-2008 version, which we’ve reviewed separately.
This review will focus on the petrol and diesel versions, and we’ll explain the best options if a 2008 takes your fancy. And, whichever car you decide on, head over to our New Car Buying pages for a great, hassle-free deal.