Peugeot 508 (2018) Review

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Peugeot 508 (2018) At A Glance

Stand-out styling. Premium interior. Superb eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Initially limited engine choice. Limited UK market for this type of car.

On average it achieves 75% of the official MPG figure

The 508 represents the pinnacle of PSA's attempt to move the Peugeot brand upmarket and in this it succeeds admirably.

A virtually 'all new' car with only engines carried over and even those much improved it impresses not just with its look but with its outstanding 'anthropometric' i-cockpit, ergonomically designed to accommodate the different torso to leg ratio of different people. .

The 508 certainly looks imposing, with an aggressive front design that features sweptback LED headlights and a huge upright grille. The slung back look is complemented by frameless doors and wheels that have been designed to fill the entire arches.

Available with a range of petrol and diesel engines as well as a plug-in hybrid version, the 508 is billed as a much more driver oriented car than the outgoing model and it's an undeniable upgrade on any large saloon that Peugeot as sold before. 

It’s not quite in the same league as the BMW 3 Series or Jaguar XE in terms of driving dynamics - thanks mainly to the overly light steering - but it’s pleasant enough for most drivers.

Inside the 508 gets the latest digital i-Cockpit system, with the traditional instrument binnacle replaced with a 12.3-inch screen that can be customised with maps, route directions and in-car data. A 10-inch colour screen dominates the minimalist dashboard and the layout mirrors the 3008 with neat aircraft-styled switches providing useful shortcuts to all of the touchscreen controls.

There’s plenty of space for four adults to fit comfortably - although adults in the rear might find the seating position a tad awkward - while the 487-litre boot should provide lots of everyday practicality for company car drivers and family buyers alike, with a wide opening and 60/40 split rear seats.

Peugeot’s flagship model can also be equipped with an array of semi-autonomous driver assistance tech that include a new night vision system that'll use an infrared camera to detect pedestrians at night, and apply the brakes automatically should they step out in front of the car.

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Real MPG average for a Peugeot 508 (2018)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

75%

Real MPG

38–58 mpg

MPGs submitted

14

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"I enjoy driving when conditions and traffic allow. Advancing years and back problems now require me to abandon all but the most comfortable of cars. Can you suggest any models which combine comfort with driving pleasure? My preference is front wheel drive petrol automatic."
We've just driven the new Peugeot 508 and think it answers your brief very well. The seats are extremely comfortable, it drives (and rides) well and you can spec a 225PS petrol engine. Alternatively, if you'd prefer something a bit smaller, there are lots of options. The new Focus is very fun to drive and the eight-speed automatic gearbox is fine. You might find the ride a little harsh, though.
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What does a Peugeot 508 (2018) cost?

Buy new from £24,920 (list price from £27,295)
Contract hire from £288.59 per month