Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
  • Identical to combustion car
  • Not overly spacious in the back
  • Bootspace in the middle of its rivals

How much space is there?

Thanks to clever shared architecture the e-208’s battery is mounted below the floor. That means you don’t have to compromise any boot space or rear seat room when opting for the electric version.

That’s a good thing, as the regular 208 didn’t exactly have a lot of room to spare. The rear seats are rather tight, and a six-foot passenger will really struggle to sit behind a driver of the same height. Cut-outs in the front seatbacks help to boost leg room, but they’re made of hard plastic and aren’t the comfiest to rest your legs against.

A Skoda Fabia or SEAT Ibiza offers much greater room for rear passengers – and you’ll find access easier with them, too. The e-208’s rear doors are rather small and square, making it more difficult to get in and out than it should be – and leaving a narrow aperture to load and secure a child seat, for example.

Boot space and storage

The e-208’s boot is a generous 311 litres. That’s not the biggest on offer – the champion being the Renault Clio and its palatial 395 litres – but it’s notably larger than the Ford Fiesta (292 litres) or the Toyota Yaris (286 litres). The rear seatbacks fold flat to liberate 1,106 litres of space. While they sit totally flat, they do leave a lip in the boot to haul things over.

Storage in the front is a mixed bag, too. The two deep cupholders are a welcome addition, as is the well-sized centre armrest storage.

There are two small cubbies ahead of the gearlever, too – the upper one sits behind a fold-down cover, and contains a wireless charging pad for your phone on higher models. Even more cleverly, when the door is open, it has a lip that securely holds your phone where you can see it – ideal if you’re using navigation on your mobile device. Next to these is where you’ll find a USB-A and a USB-C port for charging and connectivity.

The door bins are well-sized too, but the glovebox – arguably the most important storage cubby – is tiny, due to Peugeot not re-siting the fuse box for right-hand drive cars.

Is it easy to park?

The 208 is compact for a supermini and visibility is decent, so it should fit in most spaces. All models also get rear parking sensors, while mid-spec Allure Premium cars and above come with a reversing camera to make life even easier.

How big is it?

  All Peugeot e-208 models
Length  4,055mm
Width (without mirrors)  1,745mm
Width (with mirrors)  1,960mm
Height  1,430mm

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Safety

  • Four star Euro NCAP rating
  • Plenty of driver assistance tech
  • Adaptive cruise works to a stop

The Peugeot 208 received a four-star rating when crash tested by Euro NCAP and comes with many passive and active safety systems, including airbags for the front passengers, curtain airbags and two Isofix points in the rear.

Standard equipment includes:

GT Line models gain front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera, plus autonomous braking with night and cyclist functions, and full LED headlights.

Top spec GT models gain a fully automatic parking system, adaptive cruise control, lane positioning assist and blind spot monitoring.

As with the combustion model, you can optionally add adaptive cruise control to lower grades with the Drive Assist Pack.

  Identical practicality

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Peugeot e-208 Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Steel wheels
Active optional equipment
None available

Active Premium equipment

Active Premium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Active Premium optional equipment
None available

Allure equipment

Allure standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Allure optional equipment
None available

Allure Premium equipment

Allure Premium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
Allure Premium optional equipment
None available

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
GT optional equipment
None available

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Rear electric windows
GT Line optional equipment
None available

GT Premium equipment

GT Premium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
GT Premium optional equipment
None available
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Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Peugeot e-208 Hatchback 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: 86%
Vulnerable Road Users: 56%
Safety Assist: 71%

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.