Peugeot 508 SW Review 2024

Peugeot 508 SW At A Glance

Honest John Overall Rating
The Peugeot 508 SW is a good looking estate that aims to compete with premium rivals, but doesn’t quite make that leap.

+Premium interior. Excellent automatic gearbox standard across most the range. 530-litre boot is easily accessed.

-Expensive compared to mainstream rivals. Some buyers will turn their nose up at the Peugeot badge.

New prices start from £36,545
Insurance Group 30
On average it achieves 0% of the official MPG figure

The Peugeot 508 SW is the estate version of the sharply styled Peugeot 508 saloon. With a generous boot, it’s a practical choice, although not as big overall as a Skoda Superb Estate. The French firm hopes to rival the likes of the Audi A4 Avant and stylish Volvo V60, but there are some areas where the Peugeot 508 SW can’t match its upscale competitors. Read on for our Peugeot 508 SW review.

The Peugeot 508 SW is an attractive estate car that rivals the likes of the Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat.

Like the Peugeot 508 saloon, the Peugeot 508 SW is an attempt to move the brand upmarket – which explains why prices start at around £5000 more than for most equivalent rivals.

It certainly looks the part, thanks to its lower and sleeker design, while frameless doors are offered for the first time in an estate of this size. 

The interior feels equally special, taking a similar approach to the excellent Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 5008, even if the build isn’t quite as impressive as the looks.

There’s Peugeot's trademark tiny steering wheel, a 10-inch wide HD touchscreen and a configurable 12.3-inch digital head-up display.

Toggle switches help it stand out, while plenty of soft-touch materials make it feel more premium than mainstream alternatives, although not quite in the same league as a Volvo V60 or Mercedes C-Class.

The Peugeot 508 SW’s 530 litres of boot space falls short compared to the Skoda Superb, but it’s a useful shape with easy access. Folding the rear seats, using Peugeot’s Magic Flat feature, is easy, should you need more space, and frees up a generous 1780 litres of space.

There’s a petrol engine or hybrid available, with even the lower-powered models offering more than adequate performance for a car of this type.

All are paired with a very good eight-speed automatic transmission. The plug-in hybrid – added in early 2020 – provides some company car appeal, emitting 23g/km of CO2, with claimed fuel economy of 274.8mpg and an all-electric range of up to 42 miles.

Few buyers will be convinced the 508 SW is a genuine alternative to premium brands – and, with top-spec models not too far off £50,000, it’s certainly a bold choice.

But it’s a good one, with an excellent interior and plenty of room for the family.

Fancy a second opinion? Read heycar's Peugeot 508 SW review.

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What's the best estate car with a decent flat floor to carry a mobility scooter?

"What's the best estate car with a decent flat floor to carry a mobility scooter?"
The new Peugeot 508 SW has a pretty flat floor, as does the Skoda Superb. You might find an MPV to be more suitable - van-based people carriers like the Peugeot Rifter are ideal for carrying mobility scooters. Heidi Turner is Communications & Campaigns Director of DMUK:
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