Buyer’s guide to the Peugeot 2008

Buyer’s guide to the Peugeot 2008

Here’s what you need to know about Peugeot’s compact crossover, which is also available with electric power

Crossovers and SUVs are now a key part of Peugeot’s range, and it’s the 2008 that serves as the most compact option. 

Now in its second generation, the latest 2008 is incredibly stylish to look at, while also getting a high-quality interior and great range of trim and powertrain options to expand its appeal. If that sounds good, this is what you need to know about the Peugeot 2008 before buying. 

What powertrains are available?

Whether it’s petrol, diesel or electric, the 2008 line-up has plenty to offer. 

Let’s start with the petrol models, which all use a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine, with outputs of 99bhp, 128bhp or 153bhp available. 

The 99bhp version comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, which is capable of 0-60mph in 10.7 seconds and can return up to a claimed 52.6mpg. The 128bhp model gets the option of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, and can manage 0-60mph in 8.7 seconds, while matching the 52.6mpg fuel economy figure of its smaller sibling. Meanwhile the range-topping 153bhp petrol comes exclusively with an automatic gearbox – you can only choose it on the top-spec GT Premium trim level, too. It can go from 0-60mph in a speedy eight seconds, while Peugeot claims up to 46.6mpg. 

Long-distance drivers will appreciate the 1.5-litre turbodiesel, which produces 108bhp and comes fixed to a six-speed manual. This configuration can get the 2008 from 0-60mph in 10.3 seconds, while delivering up to an impressive 65.7mpg. 

Peugeot also offers the electric e-2008, which features a 134bhp electric motor and 50kWh battery. Thanks to the zippy powertrain, a 0-60mph time of 8.8 seconds is possible, while Peugeot claims an electric range of between 191 and 206 miles. It can also charge at up to 100kW, meaning its battery can be charged to 80 per cent in as little as 30 minutes. 

What trim levels are offered?

Five trim levels are available on the Peugeot 2008, with equipment highlights and prices as follows. 

Active Premium – from £21,365

The 2008 gets a good amount of kit as standard, including a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with LED daytime running lights, 3D LED rear lights, keyless start, and rear parking sensors. You also get 16-inch alloy wheels, eco LED headlights, automatic air conditioning, electric folding mirrors and autonomous emergency braking. 

Allure – from £22,565

Upgrade to the Allure to get 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, gloss black roof rails, tinted rear windows and a front armrest. An electric parking brake and reversing camera are also included. 

Allure Premium – from £23,015

Make the step up to Allure Premium and you get LED front fog lights with cornering function, along with a digital dial system known as a ‘3D i-Cockpit’. 

GT – from £26,515

High-spec GT models bring more attractive styling thanks to being dechromed and receiving black accents, while also coming with a black two-tone roof. Part leather seats are also fitted, along with a grained leather steering wheel and eight-colour ambient lighting. A larger 10-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation is also added, along with wireless smartphone charging, full LED headlights, heated front seats, front parking sensors and blind spot monitoring.

GT Premium – from £27,915

Right at the top of the range, the GT Premium brings larger 18-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara seats, keyless entry and adaptive cruise control. 

What about personalisation?

With the extensive range of trim levels, there’s already plenty you can do to make the 2008 stand out. However, there are a broad range of colours to choose from, including brighter shades like Orange Fusion, Elixir Red and Vertigo Blue. 

You can also choose full leather seats as an optional extra, along with semi-automatic parking assistance, a Focal sound system and a panoramic sunroof, while more useful options include a spare wheel and tow bar.

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