Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Impressive space for a small crossover
  • Boot space rivals some larger cars
  • Useful extra storage areas up front

How much space is there?

Headroom is okay in the 2008, but nothing exceptional when compared with rivals – you’ll find an airier rear cabin in Skoda Kamiq or Volkswagen T-Cross, for example – but the seat base is angled more aggressively so you get a bit more legroom (in theory). The Isofix child seat attachment points are also easy to access.

As you’d expect from an SUV-shaped family car, there are lots of storage cubbies inside. You get decent door pockets, space under the front centre armrest and a couple of cupholders (they’re two different sizes, but on manual cars bottles can get in the way when changing gear), 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 which folds down to reveal a shelf with a wireless charging pad. The cover itself acts as a rubberised stand if you want to angle your smartphone – a small but neat touch.

Boot space and storage

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 and, when it’s in its higher configuration, should leave a flat floor with the rear seats folded, and less of a lip when loading items.

The boot floor itself is wider than it is long, measuring 791mm from the tailgate to the rear seat backs, but 1,014mm between the rear wheelarches. The load lip is 700mm off the ground, too, so there’s a bit of a lift to get heavier items loaded in there.

Maximum capacity is 1,467 litres with the seats folded and measured to the roof, which is a pretty generous amount of space to play with. However, a Renault Captur has more outright space, thanks to its sliding rear bench that offers up a little more flexibility.

Is it easy to park?

The 2008’s tall driving position affords a decent view out, although the car’s rising window line and small rear windows mean that over-the-shoulder visibility could be better than it is. That small steering wheel has plenty of assistance at low speeds when manoeuvring, so at least that means the 2008 is easy to point in the right direction.

All versions of the 2008 come with rear parking sensors as standard to help you out, while GT models add front sensors, too. Peugeot also offers a reversing camera that has a 180-degree field of vision. This is standard on Allure Premium models and above, and an option on the entry-level Active Premium trim.

Safety

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

As you’d expect, there’s plenty of safety tech in the Peugeot 2008 to keep you out of trouble, although not all of it is available across the whole range. Peugeot’s Drive Assist Pack, which adds adaptive cruise control and lane positioning (in automatic models), takes the strain out of boring motorway driving, as well as taking care of stopping and starting in queuing traffic (again on autos only). This pack is standard on GT Premium cars, an option on Allure Premium and GT models, but not offered at all with Active Premium. You also get Park Assist as an option on GT models, which can automatically park the car for you.

More importantly, there’s Automatic Emergency Braking, which only detects pedestrians on Active Premium cars, but also detects cyclists and works at night on higher-spec cars, plus a 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.

Since some of this safety kit is optional, the 2008 earned a four-star Euro NCAP safety rating in entry-level form in 2019. If you opt for a higher-spec car with all of the kit fitted, then the rating is bumped up to five stars.

 

Isofix child seat fittings are found on two rear seats, while the GT models have them on the front passenger seat, too, with easily-accessible connectors that integrate well into the seat base. All cars have a full set of six airbags.

 

 

 

Dependent on car’s spec

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
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

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
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
Active optional equipment
None available

Active Premium equipment

Active Premium standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
Active Premium optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel

Allure equipment

Allure standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
Allure optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Space saver spare wheel

Allure Premium equipment

Allure Premium standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
Allure Premium optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
GT optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
GT Line optional equipment
None available

GT Premium equipment

GT Premium standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
GT Premium optional equipment
  • Remote locking

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.