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The Top Gear car review:Peugeot 508

Overall verdict
The 508 is a capable and refined saloon. But what isn’t these days?


Greatly improved interior and comfortable high-speed refinement


It's not very interesting. Might be if it was a bit cheaper


What is it?

An important stride forward on Peugeot’s path towards not being the whipping boy in Europe, the 508 is a much more solid and classy saloon than we’d have struggle to believe possible not all that long ago. This is a genuine Mondeo rival in terms of quality, drivability and equipment, and that subtle but undeniably attractive styling gives it a decent start we’d say. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 BlueHDi 180 GT 4dr Auto
8.5s 110g/km 67.3 181 £33,015
The cheapest
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active 4dr
11.0s 99g/km 74.3 120 £25,165
The greenest
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active 4dr
11.0s 99g/km 74.3 120 £25,165
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