Peugeot 2008 Review & Ratings
- 23 May 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Peugeot 2008 has been manufactured by the Peugeot company since the year 2013. It is a mini crossover that is produced by the French company. It was the replacement for the Peugeot 207 SW as the company did not plan to release the SW version of the 208.
The Peugeot 2008 was developed using the code name A94. The basis for the vehicle was the PF1 platform and many of the electric components were shared with the 208.
The 2008 has many of the same components as the 208 with the 2008 being a bit wider and longer. There is more room offered on the inside, both in boot space and the legroom. The Peugeot 2008 is only available in 2 wheel drive unlike the rivals on the market the Vauxhall Mokka and the Nissan Juke.
The 2008 is lighter in weight and offers the best fuel economy. It offers 74.3 miles per gallon. The ones to choose are the diesel engines as they offer a quieter drive combined with more power. The smaller petrol engines are sufficient for those who spend the majority of their time in town.
The 2008 offers an extremely economical choice in vehicle. The 1.2 liter petrol engine offers 57.6 miles per gallon and emits just 114 g/km of CO2 that costs around €30 in taxes. The same engine that is fitted with the stop start technology combined with the automatic gearbox gets 65.7 miles per gallon and emits only 99 g/km, which makes it free of the tax. The 1.6 liter petrol should be avoided if you are looking for a vehicle with lower running costs as the tax for it ranges between 130 to 150.
For most consumers the 1.6 liter diesel is going to make the most sense as it has the stop start engine fitted as the standard. It will get around 70 miles per gallon when installed with a manual gearbox and around 74 miles per gallon when it is equipped with the automatic gear box.
The 1.6 liter diesel is extremely popular and offers a great all around driving experience. The e-HDi 92 version offers plenty of power for driving on the motor way and through the country side. If you can, upgrading to the e-HDi 115 for an extra performance as well as the six speed gearbox. This will make for a more relaxing motorway experience and the gear box is much smoother to use than the clunkier five speed.
The 1.2 liter petrol as well as the 1.4 liter diesel will take roughly 13 seconds to get from 0 to 62 miles per hour, which makes them the best suited for driving in the city. When driving them on the motorway and out of town, they will struggle to pass slower traffic. The 1.6 petrol feels a bit more sluggish than the diesel as well as it can sound a bit strained when run at higher speeds.
Similar to the 208 and the 308 offered by Peugeot, the Peugeot 2008 offers a smaller steering wheel. This has been fitted in these new models to make them feel more fun when driving. This is partially successful as the 2008 feels agile when driving on twisty roads, but on long motorway drives the steering may feel a bit twitchy. The Peugeot 2008 is a front wheel drive and the versions that are fitted with Grip Control provide a bit of off road capabilities as it will limit the wheel spin during slippery conditions.