Peugeot 2008 review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
Engines for the 2008 are frugal and cheap to run, but the purchase price and insurance are higher than the competition.
Peugeot has developed a great range of engines for the 2008 compact crossover, with petrol, diesel and fully electric options available. Buyers seeking ultimate economy and low emissions also have the option of the e-2008 but the high starting price of almost £29,000 means the cheaper fossil fuel alternatives may prove more popular.
The 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel delivers an impressive 62.7mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 118g/km, while the most efficient petrol model is the 1.2-litre PureTech 100bhp version, managing 52mpg and 125g/km of CO2.
The higher-powered petrol models also manage to deliver their improved performance without too many trips to the pumps. The 129bhp, six-speed manual version is able to achieve a maximum 50.6mpg, while the 153bhp eight-speed auto still returns a competitive 46.6mpg. CO2 figures don’t creep up too highly, either, at 132g/km and 141g/km, respectively. It’s important to remember that wheel size will have an effect on emissions, and buyers should keep this in mind when deciding on what trim level to go for.
Peugeot claims a maximum range of 206 miles for the electric e-2008, with the ability to take a full charge from a standard 7kWh domestic wallbox charger in 7.5 hours.
Expensive list prices contribute towards the Peugeot 2008 receiving slightly higher than average insurance group ratings, particularly when comparing more well-equipped versions. The base petrol model sits in group 13, while the top-spec 153bhp GT variant occupies group 23. Diesel models range from group 15-17.
In contrast, a 1.5-litre Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo with 148bhp is in insurance group 17, while a Ford Puma ST-Line X with 153bhp receives an even lower rating at group 15.
Residual values for the second-generation Peugeot 2008 are strong. The all-electric e-2008 is the best performer, with our experts suggesting that it will retain an average of 48 per cent of its value over three years and 36,000 miles covered.
The rest of the 2008 range doesn’t fall below 46.5 per cent for retained value over three years, with the exception of the pricey 153bhp GT petrol model which holds onto just under 44 per cent across the same period.
In this review
- 1VerdictIt’s stylish and well-built, but the Peugeot 2008 falls down on price.
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe 2008’s petrol, diesel and electric lineup is among the class best, and it’s decent to drive, too.
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costs - currently readingEngines for the 2008 are frugal and cheap to run, but the purchase price and insurance are higher than the competition.
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe 2008’s fantastic design and build quality are let down by the Marmite driving position and fiddly infotainment.
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceSome rivals top the 2008 for interior and boot space, though it’ll still be fine for most.
- 6Reliability and safetyPeugeot’s strong showing in recent Driver Power surveys promises plenty for the 2008.