Peugeot 508 SW (11 on) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 16 Jun 2011
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For business drivers looking for more practicality than the saloon, the Peugeot 508 SW could be the car to choose. For many the SW is better looking than the saloon: it has more curves and an elegant shoulder line.

Peugeot 508 SW (11 on)
Good looks, fun to drive, competitive load space
No central cubbies, automatic 'box still not perfect

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

For business drivers looking for more practicality than the saloon, the Peugeot 508 SW could be the car to choose. For many the SW is better looking than the saloon: it has more curves and an elegant shoulder line. However, don’t let the shape deceive you. The SW may look very lengthy to the naked eye when compared with the saloon but it's only 2cm longer, giving the car good manoeuvrability in town as well as good road manners when out on the open road. The svelte shape of the SW may attract business or fleet drivers to its ranks but can it cut the mustard as a practical tourer for families at the weekends? It has its work cut out though because there are plenty of rivals with good credentials.

2013 facelift

An update was announced for the 508 SW in 2013. Several of the trim levels were bolstered with more equipment to make the car more attractive to both private and fleet buyers. There was a hike in price too, but the extra equipment made it better value overall.

To find out more about this large estate, read on for our full Peugeot 508 SW review.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

5 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying new

4 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Very long boot and spacious length and widthways for people. What is not practical is the limited height and width of the boot entrance - I couldn't get 2 bikes in the boot whereas I could with my...  

3 out of 5

Anonymous ,   11 Apr 2014    ... read more

 Great boot size and access - will take a large framed bike without removing wheels.  

4 out of 5

Anonymous ,   24 Aug 2013    ... read more

 Tows a caravan well, brilliant load space and room in the back seats. Very quiet on motorways.  

4 out of 5

Mel Chown ,   31 Dec 2012    ... read more

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