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Peugeot 508 SW (2019–)

Last updated 6 June 2019

 
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Dimensions
Length 4778 mm
Width 1859 mm
Height 1420 mm
Wheelbase 2793 mm
Boot Space -

Full specifications

Interior

We'll start with the most important feature of the 508 SW for many estate buyers: the boot. It's big, with 530 litres of space (up from 487 litres in the Fastback). The Skoda Superb might offer more room, but the 508 SW's boot compares favourably against premium rivals like the Volvo V60, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 Avant.

Not only is a big boot, it's also a very useful shape with easy access. There's little in the way of a boot lip (aside from a small lump in the boot floor) and the rear wheel arches don't impede into luggage space too much. If you need more space, dropping the rear seats flat is easy using a button located near the boot opening.

Rear passengers have a generous amount of room, with plenty of headroom for even tall adults, while legroom is reasonable - although those wanting to transport adults regularly might be better with an SUV.

Families are well catered for, with two Isofix fitting points for child seats on the rear seats. The rear windows are big and square offering a good view out, ideal for those wanting to protect children from travel sickness.

Up front, you'll find comfortable seats and a futuristic looking cabin. Plenty of soft-touch materials means it does feel noticeably more upmarket than mainstream rivals.

One bugbear is the navigation system, which is standard across the range. It's slow to respond and requires delving into menus for simple tasks. All but the Active trim get a 10-inch display, which at least looks the part, and all models come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to use your phone to bypass certain irritating functions of the media system.

There's a slight difference between the cabins of manual and automatic models. With the auto gearbox, it features a floating centre console hiding a wireless phone charger underneath. It's looks smarter than the standard centre console with the manual gearbox.

Specification from launch (June 2019):

Active trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, 3D navigation with live updates, electric driver’s seat-base and lumbar adjustment, automatic headlights and DAB radio as standard.

Allure adds active suspension, active blind spot detection, smartbeam assistance, keyless entry and push button start, a 10-inch High Definition capacitive touch screen, electric driver and passenger seats and a 180-degree colour reversing camera.

The GT Line adds self-levelling full LED headlights, with the rear light cluster featuring Peugeot's 3D signature ‘claw effect’. The GT Line also comes with Peugeot's i-Cockpit® Amplify, which allows customers to change the interior lighting balance, as well as the engine note through active speaker technology.

The GT model comes with Peugeot's drive assist pack plus, with adaptive cruise control and lane positioning assist. Also included is a Focal premium HiFi speaker system, Nappa Mistral full grain leather seat trim and 19-inch ‘Augusta’ diamond-cut two-tone alloy wheels.

The UK will receive 75 First Edition models, which adds Peugeot's night vision technologyalong with visio park 3, featuring a 360-degree colour reversing camera and fully automated parking assistance.

List Price from £25,220
Buy new from £22,119
Contract hire from £216.95 per month
 

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