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The Top Gear car review:Peugeot 2008

Overall verdict
The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.


Interior fabrics, useful bootspace, affordability, nice to drive


Looks a bit odd, doesn't it?


What is it?

A 208 with an extra zero in the name. Although it’s not quite as simple as that. In the old days we’d have been talking about a small estate car here – that’s how Peugeot used to diversify its hatchbacks. But the car world is all mashed up nowadays, and so – instead of creating a successor to the 207 SW mini-estate – Peugeot decided to inflate the 208 to create the 2008.

In other words, it’s Peugeot’s first proper crack at a part-hatch-part-SUV-type-thing that’ll fight for attention among the Renault Capturs and Nissan Jukes of this world, in the increasingly busy small ’n’ chunky crossover market.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.2 PureTech 130 Allure 5dr
9.3s 118g/km 55.4 131 £20,590
The cheapest
1.2 PureTech Active 5dr ETG
15.4s 102g/km 64.2 82 £16,535
The greenest
1.5 BlueHDi 100 Signature 5dr [5 Speed]
10.6s 93g/km 102 £20,540
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