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Peugeot e-2008 SUV (20 on) - rated 3.9 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £33,230 - £38,680
Lease from new From £310 p/m View lease deals
Used price £22,005 - £36,610
Used monthly cost From £549 per month
Fuel Economy 3.4 - 3.7 miles/kWh
Insurance group 25 - 26 How much is it to insure?
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PROS

  • Available in full range of trim levels
  • Impressive comfort levels
  • Identical practicality to normal car

CONS

  • More expensive than petrols and diesels
  • No one-pedal driving
  • Unimpressive range and poor distance-to empty indicator

Peugeot e-2008 SUV rivals

Written by Keith Adams on

Is the Peugeot e-2008 any good?

If you're after an electric SUV that looks and feels like a petrol car, look no further. From the outside, there’s little to give away that the Peugeot e-2008 has a battery and electric motor lurking under its skin. For those who don't want to make an EV statement, Peugeot is lending its EV models a few subtle differences to regular petrol and diesel models, and we rather like the approach.

The upshot is that if you want a Peugeot 2008-shaped car, you can choose between petrol, diesel or this electric e-2008, all available with the same trim level choice as well. That’s bound to boost its appeal to buyers feeling intimidated by opting for an electric car.

The market for electric SUVs is growing rapidly, and the Peugeot is up against the Kia e-Niro, MG ZS EV, Citroen e-C4, and Vauxhall Mokka-e. The Citroen and Vauxhall share the Peugeot's battery pack and motors, so offer similar range and performance, while the Kia and MG major on practicality and value, respectively. The good news for you is that we've compared those cars, and you can read all about that on our Best Electric SUVs page.

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What's it like inside?

Inside the e-2008 you’re met with the same interior as the regular car, and that’s certainly a good thing. The 2008 features Peugeot’s latest evolution of its i-Cockpit design, with a small steering wheel sitting lower than the high-set dials behind, with a heavily sculpted dashboard with large touchscreen display perched on top, angled towards the driver.

What's so impressive, is thatt the e-2008 is just as practical as the petrol and diesel models. That means enough space for four adults, and one of the biggest boots among this type of car – especially in comparison to the cramped Kona Electric.

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What's it like to drive?

The e-2008 feels like a well-judged starter EV – it feels just like its petrol-engined counterpart, right down to its 'Engine Start' button. The unconventional driving position (small steering wheel, high-mounted instruments) takes a little getting used to, and shorter drivers will struggle getting a clear view of all the instruments.

Electric cars instantly deliver maximum pulling power, but the e-2008 isn’t tuned to deliver whiplash-inducing acceleration. While it has decent power, acceleration builds progressively rather than rapidly, accompanied by the trademark electric hums and whines.

The battery-powered 2008 is some 350kg heavier than its petrol equivalent, and this changes the driving experience. The set-up feels cushier, a little bouncier, and with longer suspension travel), and overall it's comfortable, even if the serene Citroen e-C4 shades it in that department.

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What models and trims are available?

There's only one power unit, which develops 136hp, and all the advantages of instant and effortless pulling power from a standing start from an electric car. According to Peugeot, it offers a range of 193 miles (WLTP standard).

Like all 2008s, the e-version is available in several trims – the entry-level Active Premium, which comes with LED headlights, air conditioning, and a comprehensive suite of safety kit. The Allure and Allure Premium add larger wheels, a plusher interior and fully-specced infotainment set-up and reversing camera, while the GT and GT Premium gain leather trim, larger central screen and connected services for its infotainment set-up.

2020 white Peugeot e-2008 side profile

What else should I know?

Its 50kWh battery pack means it doesn't have as big a range as the Kia e-Niro or Hyundai’s long-range Kona EV, but Peugeot’s electric SUV is cheaper than both. It comes with a 100,000-mile eight-year warranty for 70% of its charging capacity. You get a selection of drive modes, which alter the level of energy recovery when braking.

It comes with a 7kW on-board charger, which will replenish the battery pack in eight hours when plugged into a typical domestic wallbox. The maximum is a 100kW DC rapid charge, which will restore 80% power in 30 minutes. You can remotely control charging, and even set it up to heat-up the car before you set off.

Over the next five pages, you'll read all you need to know about the Peugeot e-2008 – including how practical it is, what it's like to drive, how much it costs to run, and how it compares with its rivals.

Peugeot e-2008 SUV rivals