Peugeot 2008 review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
Engines for the Peugeot 2008 are frugal and cheap to run, however insurance costs and depreciation are higher than rivals
A mild-hybrid petrol engine will be joining the 2008 line-up in 2024, which should offer slight improvements to fuel economy and CO2 emissions compared to the current range of pure-petrol models. But for now, the 2008 is available exclusively with the Stellantis group’s familiar 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine.
The most efficient Peugeot 2008 is the entry-level 99bhp version, which Peugeot claims can return up to 53.2mpg and emits 123g/km of CO2. The 129bhp petrol model is almost as good in six-speed manual form, achieving 52.7mpg and 125g/km, while pairing that engine with the automatic transmission drops the figures to up to 48.9mpg and 133g/km.
Rivals with hybrid power like the Toyota Yaris Cross and Renault Captur E-Tech offer higher fuel efficiency and produce less CO2, which means they also have the added benefit of lower Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) company car tax rates. Of course, if you’re interested in a 2008 to run as a company car, the all-electric E-2008 may be the one to go for because, like all EVs, it currently attracts a mere two per cent BiK rate.
Electric range, battery and charging
During the 2008’s recent facelift, Peugeot kindly fitted the fully electric E-2008 with a new 54kWh battery that increased the maximum range to 250 miles – around 16 miles further than the base Hyundai Kona Electric can cover on a charge. Fully recharging the E-2008's battery using a standard 7kW home wallbox takes just over seven hours, while a 10 to 80 per cent takes 30 minutes from a 100kW rapid charger.
Expensive list prices contribute towards the 2008 receiving slightly higher than average insurance group ratings when compared with rivals. The base Active model with the 99bhp petrol sits in group 12 – one group higher than the base Yaris Cross, and three groups higher than the entry-level SEAT Arona.
The better-equipped Allure and GT land in group 16, while all versions of the E-2008 sit in group 26. In contrast, a 1.0-litre 155 Ford Puma Titanium with 153bhp receives a much lower group 14 rating.
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Residual values for the second-generation Peugeot 2008 are on a par with most of its rivals, with our expert data suggesting that it will retain between 49 to 52 per cent of its value after three years and 36,000 miles of ownership. The Ford Puma and Renault Captur can retain up to 58 and 56 per cent of their original value respectively, depending on the exact model and specification.
The all-electric E-2008 is only predicted to be worth 39-40 per cent of its original after three years however, which is very disappointing next to roughly 48 per cent of the BYD Atto 3 or up to 55 per cent the Kia Niro EV will hold onto.
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In this review
- 1Peugeot 2008 reviewPeugeot’s smallest SUV is fashionable and well-built, but it’s not especially spacious nor is it particularly fun to drive
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Peugeot 2008 is good around town and a surprisingly refined motorway cruiser, however it’s not fun to drive
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costs - currently readingEngines for the Peugeot 2008 are frugal and cheap to run, however insurance costs and depreciation are higher than rivals
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Peugeot 2008’s unique design and build quality are let down by the Marmite driving position and laggy infotainment
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceSome rivals top the Peugeot 2008 for interior and boot space; towing is respectable for the class
- 6Reliability and safetyPeugeot’s strong showing in recent Driver Power surveys promises plenty for the 2008