Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Should you buy a Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered?

Stunning good looks, a large degree of everyday usability and what can only be described as dynamic brilliance – it’s fair to say the Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered accomplishes exactly what it set out to do, and it’s an effective and desirable halo car for the brand.

Perhaps most surprising is that it competes not just emotionally but on paper with its main rivals from Germany and Sweden, making them feel rather sterile and a little bit too sensible.

Its price unfortunately 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 car that’s economical enough to satisfy your fleet manager while also raising a smile on the right road.

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, but by the end of our time with it we were rather smitten. And there’s really not much more you can ask for than that, is there?

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