PEUGEOT 508

Peugeot 508

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How much does the Peugeot 508 cost to run?

The 1.5L diesel is the most economical Peugeot 508 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Peugeot 508 1.5L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just over 76 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Dacia Logan 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty Dacia Logan 1.5L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 22, which is lower than the Kia Optima 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Hyundai I40 1.6L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Dacia Logan has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.5L diesel1.6L diesel2.0L diesel2.2L diesel
mpg72.4 - 76.358.9 - 72.449.6 - 72.447.9 - 53.3
emissions98 - 10399 - 12597 - 150140 - 154
tax£0.00 - £20.00£0.00 - £125.00£0.00 - £160.00£145.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 22 - 24Group 21 - 28Group 24 - 32Group 33 - 37

*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 508: How big is the boot?

You can take your pick of three body shapes with the Peugeot 508, ranging from the big boot in the estate to the smallest in the saloon.

In reality the estate, hatchback and saloon can all take 4 large bags.

Worth knowing, the Skoda Superb estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 644 litres.

Is the Peugeot 508 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 Dacia Logan.

This car is actually 6mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Peugeot 508 has the best performance?

The fastest Peugeot 508 from 0-60, is the 2.2L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 450 lbs/ft torque and 204 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.2 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Ford Mondeo 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Peugeot 508 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel2.0L diesel2.2L diesel
zeroTo6211 - 13.69.2 - 11.18.2 - 9.2
torque240 - 300320 - 400450
bhp112 - 120140 - 181200 - 204