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Peugeot 2008 review

£23,755 - £31,715
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Published: 31 Oct 2023
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Buying

What should I be paying?

The cheapest 2008 you can buy - the 1.2-litre petrol with a six-speed manual - will set you back from £24,170. Next up, the 128bhp and six-speed manual, starts from £27,370, or £28,970 in auto guise.

Monthly payments start at around £310, rising to around £410 for the range-topper in top-spec trim, on a four-year agreement with a six-month initial payment. 

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Rivals? A Vauxhall Mokka is almost identically priced, while the Hyundai KonaVW T-Roc and Volvo XC40 are all more expensive. In fact, this is one of the cheaper small SUVs about.

What are the kit choices like?

The trim options have been updated (Peugeot claims ‘simplified’) as part of the facelift, with your options now Active, Allure and GT.

Highlights? Active trim models feature 16-inch alloys, LED running lights, a 10in touchscreen with smartphone connectivity, rear parking sensors and cruise control as standard. Not bad, but you can do better. 

Allure trim adds a body-coloured grille, 17in alloy wheels, roof rails, a 10-inch instrument cluster, voice recognition and front parking sensors. That’s more like it. Top of the tree GT variants get full LED headlights, fancy 3D dials, a leather steering wheel, reversing camera, wireless charging and keyless entry. 

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Standard colour is grey, otherwise you’re looking at £650 for white or black, and £850 for blue or red.

Where’d you spend your money?

We’ve made no secret that our favoured engine would be the 128bhp petrol, while the eight-speed auto is arguably better than the six-speed manual, but you can’t really go wrong either way.

Trim? That second-rung Allure might be the best balance of all of the 2008’s attributes, offering improved looks and some bonus tech features. Just a shame it doesn’t get those 3D dials as standard.

With the auto 'box and in that spec, you’re looking at just under £29k, or around £392 on lease.

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