Peugeot 2008 (2020) Review

Peugeot 2008 (2020) At A Glance

+Small crossover with an upmarket interior similar to the 3008 and 508. Choice of petrol, diesel and electric power.

-On sale 2020.

Peugeot's answer to the SEAT Arona and Nissan Juke, the 2008 looks like a smaller version of the 3008 and, along with petrol, diesel and electric power.

It shares a platform with the DS 3 Crossback, as well as the upcoming Peugeot 208 and new Vauxhall Corsa. It's longer than the old 2008 and only marginally shorter than the bigger 3008. Despite this, its 360-litre boot is smaller, on paper, than the SEAT Arona and Honda HRV's.

The interior takes a similar approach to the 3008 and recent 508, meaning there'll be more soft-touch materials than before and a host of tech. There's Peugeot's i-Cockpit technology, featuring a small steering wheel and a new head-up display.

Available in Active, Allure, GT Line and GT trim levels, the higher-spec models will feature LED rear lights, diamond cut 18-inch alloy wheels with coloured inserts and mood lighting inside.

There's a 10-inch touchscreen display available featuring TomTom navigation, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The petrol line-up will be made up of a 1.2-litre three-cylinder PureTech petrol engine with 100PS, 130PS or 155PS. The 100PS version comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, the 130PS with a choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, while the range-topping 155 comes with an auto as standard.

The diesel offering, meanwhile, is a 100PS BlueHDi engine with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Prices for the new Peugeot 2008 will be announced ahead of it going on sale early in 2020. Expect a small increase over the current £18,055 start price, making it one of the priciest small crossovers on the market.

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Can you suggest a crossover to replace our hatchback?
"We are now on our sixth Volkswagen Golf. My wife is now struggling at times to get out of the passenger front seat. What car or SUV of a similar size to our Golf, and perhaps a little higher up, would you suggest for our next vehicle?"
Take a look at the Volkswagen T-Roc. It'll feel like a Golf, but with a higher seating position and easy access. If you're ready for a change, we'd recommend a Ford Puma or Peugeot 2008, or slightly bigger crossovers like the Peugeot 3008.
Answered by Andrew Brady
What’s the best petrol or hybrid, midsize SUV?
"What’s the best petrol or hybrid, midsize SUV with an automatic gearbox? I don’t need a huge family car but I do need plenty of space/seats that can fold flat/recline and easy access to the boot). Need heated seats, mirrors, cameras, easy to drive but solid enough that it’s not going to breakdown or require a lot of maintenance. I have no idea where to begin. Thank you. "
Take a look at the new Ford Puma. It's our favourite small crossover on the market today - good to drive, versatile and will be cheap to run. It's available as a mild-hybrid, too, although don't let that influence your decision too much - it can't drive on electric power alone and the impact on efficiency is minimal. Also consider the excellent Skoda Kamiq or Peugeot 2008. If you'd prefer something a bit bigger, we'd recommend a Peugeot 3008 or Skoda Karoq.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Which is better, the Peugeot 2008 or Skoda Kamiq?
"You've long rated the Peugeot 2008. Does the Skoda Kamiq (or some other new crossover?) change your view? For us, comfort comes higher than fast cornering. Is the 1-litre engine really better than the 1.5-litre if money isn't too much of an issue? Many thanks."
The latest Peugeot 2008 and Skoda Kamiq are both excellent crossovers. The Kamiq is a slightly more comfortable and practical choice, while also offering very good value for money. The 1.0-litre in the Kamiq is a really punchy little engine and doesn't suffer from the same hesitation issues as the 1.5, although the 1.5 might be better if you regularly drive on the motorway (especially with a car full of passengers).
Answered by Andrew Brady
Can you recommend a car that'll fit a baby seat?
"I need to change my Mazda CX-3 for something larger to accommodate an Isofix baby seat in the back, plus have decent legroom for a 6ft passenger in the back. It also needs a roomy boot, big enough to take the baby’s pushchair and accessories. I was thinking of a Mazda CX-5, Peugeot 3008 or BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. Would a smaller SUV like a Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 or Citroen C3 be big enough? My budget is approx £17,000. Thanks."
The Mazda CX5 is the best car in your list. It was recently rated as one of the UK's best SUVs in our latest Satisfaction Index: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/honest-john-satisfaction-index-2020/top-10-highest-rated-suvs-and-crossovers
Answered by Dan Powell

What does a Peugeot 2008 (2020) cost?

Buy new from £20,447 (list price from £26,160)