Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
  • Impressive space for a small crossover
  • Boot space rivals some larger cars
  • Useful extra storage areas in the front

Peugeot claims that the 2008 is roomier than before, with particular attention paid to the rear-seat room. From the outside it appears a compact car – it certainly looks lower and more stanced than before, but should be roomier inside. Overall length grows by 141mm to 4,300mm, and the steel between the wheels now measures 2,605mm, which means significantly more space in the cabin.

Headroom is okay, but nothing exceptional when compared with rivals – you’ll find an airier rear cabin in a Skoda Kamiq or Volkswagen T-Cross – but the seat base is angled more aggressively so you get a bit more legroom (in theory). The Isofix points are also easy to access.

The boot, which comes in at 434 litres, is larger than its immediate rivals – and should be able to swallow the weekly shop without too much trouble. It has a split floor, which when it's in its higher boot-floor configuration, should leave a flat floor with the rear seats folded, and less of a lip when loading items. However, a Renault Captur’s outright space is larger, thanks to its sliding rear bench that offers up a little more flexibility.

As you'd expect from an SUV-shaped family car, there are lots of storage cubbies inside. So, you get decent door pockets, space under the front centre armrest and a couple of cupholders (that get in the way when changing gear and are two different sizes), and a clever area on the centre console. There’s an open cubby at the bottom of the centre stack, with a lidded section above that folds down to reveal a shelf with wireless charging pad, while the cover itself acts as a rubberised stand if you want to angle your smartphone. A small but neat touch.

How safe is the 2008?

  • Four- or five-star Euro NCAP rating
  • Depends on the spec of the car
  • Plenty of driver assistance tech available

As you'd expect, there's a plethora of safety tech to keep you out of trouble. The fitment of its Drive Assist (lane-keeping tech, plus adaptive cruise control) takes the strain out of boring motorway driving, as well as taking care of stopping and starting in queuing traffic (on automatic models). You also get Park Assist, which can automatically park the car for you.

More importantly, there's Automatic Emergency Braking, which also detects pedestrians and cyclists, Driver warning alert (which tells you when you need to take a break on long journeys), automatic headlights, wipers, traffic sign recognition, and blindspot monitoring, to help you avoid missing people overtaking you.

Not all of this kit comes as standard, though, meaning the 2008 in entry-level forms has a four-star Euro NCAP safety rating. If you opt for a higher-spec car with all of the kit fitted, the rating is bumped up to five stars.

Isofix points are found on two rear seats and the front passenger seats, with easily-accessible connectors that integrate well into the seat base.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Peugeot 2008.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
Active optional equipment
None available

Active Premium equipment

Active Premium standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Sat Nav
Active Premium optional equipment
None available

Allure equipment

Allure standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
Allure optional equipment
None available

Allure Premium equipment

Allure Premium standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
Allure Premium optional equipment
None available

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
GT optional equipment
None available

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
GT Line optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Peugeot 2008 was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 91%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 62%
Safety Assist: 68%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.