BBC TopGear
BBC TopGear
Advertisement feature
View the latest news
Car Review

Peugeot 208 review

£20,135 - £28,120
Published: 13 Jun 2024


What should I be paying?

Prices begin at just over £20k – Active trim is the entry level, (£200 a month) including Peugeot’s own special brand of endlessly disobedient automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, the 10in touchscreen and automatic climate control. Another £2,500 moves up to Allure (£235 a month), adding the body-coloured front grille, front parking sensors and electric folding door mirrors.

GT trim starts at £25,360 (£263 a month) and adds a black roof, 17in rims (handsome, but watch out for the ride) full LED headlights, a reversing camera and ambient lighting. It also includes a ‘3D effect’ instrument display which some testers have found tricky to focus on – another reason it’s crucial to test drive a 208 before signing.

Advertisement - Page continues below

We found the 208 hybrid in 99bhp guise averaged 47-55mpg, improving usefully when limited to bumbling about town. The trip computer wildly speculated it would reach over 500 miles on a tank, but 350-380 is more usual.

Advertisement - Page continues below

Subscribe to the Top Gear Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, you agree to receive news, promotions and offers by email from Top Gear and BBC Studios. Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

BBC TopGear

Try BBC Top Gear Magazine