Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 8.9 - 11.2 mpp
Diesel engines 11.0 - 13.3 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 41.7 - 52.6 mpg
Diesel engines 54.4 - 65.7 mpg
  • No 2008 should be costly to run
  • Just one frugal diesel available
  • Servicing should be reasonable

The majority of the 2008’s line-up consists of just one 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine, just in various power outputs. Across the range, fuel consumption isn’t too bad at all. The entry-level PureTech 100 returns around 50.4mpg. Move up the range to the PureTech 130 and you can expect 47.8 (manual) or 45.5mpg (automatic), while the most powerful PureTech 155 also returns up to around 45mpg.

Go for a diesel and fuel economy claims are slightly more impressive at around 62.7mpg for the BlueHDi 100. CO2 emissions are also the lowest at 118-122g/km, while the petrols range between 124 and 141g/km.

Is it reliable?

  • Peugeot’s reliability has improved in recent years
  • Previous 2008 had a few recalls
  • But this model is almost all-new

The previous 2008 suffered quite a few recalls throughout its life, but Peugeot’s reputation for building dependable cars has improved in the last few years, with newer models like the 3008 and 5008 proving to be more reliable.

The PureTech engines have proven reliable as well, although the latest advanced tech with the digital displays may take a while to prove itself. However, we’ve had very few problems with 308 and 508 models we’ve had on long-term test, which is reassuring.

As with all Peugeot models, the 2008 comes with a three-year warranty from new.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150
Insurance group 13 - 23
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