Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 47 - 52 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

A limited selection of engines means the Peugeot 208 GTi running costs are easy to nail down; officially the standard hot-hatch should be able to return 47.9mpg on the combined cycle. In reality that’s likely to be translated to a real-world figure closer to 40mpg, though its 50-litre fuel tank makes for a reasonable cruising range of over 400 miles.

Select the limited edition GTi 30th, which is more powerful and faster, and the claimed consumption is actually better at 52.3mpg.

As the flagship of the range the 208 GTi sits in insurance group 30, which means it’ll likely prove prohibitively costly for younger drivers.

With a figure of 139g/km, standard Peugeot 208 GTi emissions undercut its home-grown RenaultSport Clio rival. Considering the 208 GTi doesn’t use a stop-start system to lower its emissions and the fact it’ll sprint from 0-62mph in under seven seconds, that’s actually an impressive result.

Even more impressive is the limited edition 208 GTi 30th, posting a figure of just 125g/km despite being more powerful and faster than the standard car.

The 1.6-litre THP engine is used elsewhere in the range, so Peugeot 208 GTi reliability is likely to be strong enough to assuage any fears you may have. With the firm pushing its quality controls harder than before, we’d expect the car’s trim and interior materials to remain in rude health.

We have heard of sat-nav issues with other 208s though, which is worth bearing in mind if you add this as an option to the GTi.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £135 - £165
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Insurance group 30 - 34
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