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

Petrol engines 5.6 - 7.0 mpp
Diesel engines 6.7 - 8.1 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

What are the running costs?

The majority of the 2008’s line-up consists of just one 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine, in various power outputs. Across the range, fuel consumption isn’t too bad at all. The entry-level PureTech 100 returns up to 52.6mpg on the WLTP test cycle. Move up the range to the PureTech 130 and you get the same maximum economy with a manual gearbox, or 48.3mpg with the EAT8 automatic. The most powerful PureTech 155 (also with an auto gearbox, but no manual option) returns up to 46.6mpg.

Go for a diesel and fuel economy claims are slightly more impressive at up to 65.7mpg for the BlueHDi 110. CO2 emissions are also low, at 113-129g/km, while the petrols range between 121- and 153g/km.

View detailed MPG and CO2 figures on the /make/range specs pages

All cars come with stop-start as standard, but there’s no further hybrid assistance to be found. Some rivals, such as the Renault Captur, Toyota Yaris Cross and Hyundai Bayon, come with varying degrees of hybrid assistance that boost fuel economy even further. The 2008 diesel has a 17-litre AdBlue tank that will need filling every 3,500 miles or so, but the car’s trip computer will let you know when it’s required.

Servicing and warranty

All Peugeot 2008s come with the company’s standard three-year, unlimited mileage warranty. This package isn’t the best in the class, with some offering five, seven or even 10 years of warranty cover. In addition, there is Peugeot Assistance for 12 months from purchase, and Peugeot offers you the option of extending this cover at extra cost.

There are Peugeot Service Plans that you can take out, too. These can cover the 2008 for three, four or five years, and can be paid for up front or with monthly instalments. Since there are fewer moving parts in an electric car, the e-2008 has cheaper service plan costs than the petrol or diesel models.

Reliability

  • Peugeot’s reliability has improved
  • Previous 2008 had a few recalls
  • Only one recall so far

The previous Peugeot 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.

Since the second generation 2008 is all-new when compared with its predecessor, it can’t be directly compared. And while the model is still relatively new, we haven’t heard any reports from owners regarding poor quality or issues. It has been the subject of one recall so far, affecting the AdBlue injector in diesel models.

The PureTech engines have proven reliable and are used throughout the Stellantis group. It’s a similar story with the advanced tech found within the 2008. While the digital displays are unique to this vehicle, the software will be shared with many other cars. It might take a while to prove itself, but we’ve had very few problems with 308 and 508 models we’ve had on long-term test, which is reassuring.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165
Insurance group 13 - 23
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