Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Should you buy a Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered?

On paper, the 508 PSE seems to tick a lot of boxes, offering sharp looks, everyday practicality, performance and low running costs, but with a list price of more than £50,000, it’s a tough sell for private buyers.

We’d like to recommend the 508 PSE for offering something different, but this would make more sense as a secondhand buy. It’s definitely a halo car for the firm in terms of price and tech, but one that will struggle to convince the masses against accomplished rivals.

This will be a purchase that will have to appeal emotionally, especially those who find choosing conventional rivals a little too predictable.

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What we like

The 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered retains as much everyday usability as the regular version, but with the ability to utilise its plug-in hybrid hardware for both performance and low running costs, depending on your mood.

Despite the upgraded chassis, this remains a comfortable car to live with.

What we don’t like

The high list price means it’s difficult to recommend for private buyers, but if you’re lucky enough to select this as a company car you’ll enjoy a comfortable commuter that can also be sharp to drive while being economical enough to satisfy your fleet manager.

The idiosyncrasies of the 508 platform – mainly the driving position and the lack of true family-friendly practicality – means that the Sport Engineered won’t be for all people, it’s certainly a divisive car, leaving some of the team rather smitten, while others found it too flawed.

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