Peugeot 2008 review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs
The 2008 is keenly priced, keeping costs down, and is very economical if you choose the right engine
In diesel form, the 2008 is exceptionally economical and capable of low emissions. The 1.5 BlueHDi 100 has emissions of 86 to 94g/km depending on wheel choice, but more importantly has a claimed fuel economy figure of 55.6 to 67mpg. The more powerful diesel is only available with an automatic gearbox; economy is quoted at 52.9-58.2mpg, with emissions of 86 to 94g/km.
Not surprisingly, petrol versions of the 2008 aren’t quite as economical, but even so, every single version currently on offer has CO2 figures of 119g/km or below. The best petrol version in this regard is the 109bhp 1.2 with the manual transmission, which returns 41.6 to 51.5mpg and emits 104 to 113g/km of CO2. The least powerful 1.2-litre manages 43.8 to 46.8mpg, while the 128bhp petrol averages 44.4 to 49.9mpg.
Petrol-powered 2008s are a little cheaper to insure than the equivalent diesels, while higher trim levels will command larger premiums. The 2008 occupies insurance groups 13 to 24, with the least and most powerful petrol engines bookending this range.
As this generation of the Peugeot 2008 nears the end of its life, residual values are not expected to be as strong as some newer rivals. According to our experts, the 2008 is expected to hold on to around 29 to 32 per cent of its value after 36,000 miles and three years come trade-in time. Good news for used or nearly new buyers, not so much for those buying all-new models.
In this review
- 1Peugeot 2008 review (2013 - 2020)The Peugeot 2008 is a small SUV that offers upmarket practicality and good value for money
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe 2008 offers a comfortable drive, but is far from the sportiest or most agile choice in the class
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe 2008 is keenly priced, keeping costs down, and is very economical if you choose the right engine
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe 2008 got a more muscular look for 2016, while the interior remains classy with a layout that won't suit all tastes
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceIt’s small on the outside, but there’s a decent amount of space for passengers and luggage inside the 2008
- 6Reliability and SafetyAs it’s based on the 208 supermini, the 2008 is tried and tested, and it scores well for safety, too