PEUGEOT 208

Peugeot 208

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How much does the Peugeot 208 cost to run?

The 1.4L diesel is the most economical Peugeot 208 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Peugeot 208 1.4L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A. In fact this is the lowest CO2 output of any model in the Supermini segment at the time of writing. Good job, Peugeot.

It does just over 83 MPG on average, which means it will cost £7.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

This is the best fuel economy in class, and better than the next three cars: Volkswagen Polo, Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 11, which is lower than the Dacia Sandero 1.5L diesel, but higher than the Citroen C3 1.4L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Ford KA+ has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol1.4L diesel1.4L petrol1.5L diesel
mpg64.2 - 65.755.4 - 68.974.3 - 83.150.476.3
emissions99 - 10295 - 11687 - 9812997
tax£0.00 - £20.00£0.00 - £30.00£0.00£125.00£0.00
insuranceGroup 5 - 7Group 7 - 19Group 8 - 11Group 12Group 18

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Peugeot 208: How big is the boot?

The Peugeot 208 has an above average boot space (285 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Skoda Fabia estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 515 litres.

Is the Peugeot 208 easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Hyundai I10.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the 208 is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 833mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Smart Forfour.

Which Peugeot 208 has the best performance?

The fastest Peugeot 208 from 0-60, is the 1.6L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 300 lbs/ft torque and 208 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the MINI Hatchback 1.6L petrol, which will beat your Peugeot 208 to 60 by 0.2 seconds. That doesn’t sound much, but in 0-60 terms it’s actually a big gap.

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol1.4L diesel1.4L petrol1.6L diesel
zeroTo6214 - 15.99.6 - 14.513.5 - 17.911.79.4 - 13.3
torque95109 - 205160136230 - 300
bhp6868 - 110689575 - 120