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PEUGEOT 508 RXH HYbrid4 107g/km Semi-automatic 6-speed

Peugeot 508 Saloon

Will It Me?

When Peugeot’s 508 first to replace the old 407, it was instantly one of cars that turned The years have mellowed a little but the company’s hoping minor updates will things current. Sitting on my recently, it was still creating an impression with my neighbours who frantically twitching their trying to figure out just had landed.

It’s certainly The front end is especially nice, the lines of the long aluminium-crafted sweeping down to a proud badge that close reveals is sitting above a ‘Peugeot’ script. One thing not is boring and at first acquaintance it a whole lot better screwed than some Peugeot I’d sampled.


The 508 may take up a lot of road but the compartment isn’t the biggest in Yes, there’s room to a generously sized cat up front doing too much damage to the furnishings but kneeroom in the rear overly generous, especially if a driver has bagged one of the front Again, the styling has have priority over practicality it comes to boot space, the tail preventing a truly big The solution in this instance is to opt for the low 508 SW estate version which has of room astern. Right the outset, the investment in quality is

The fabric seating of our test car better and seemed of higher than many of the bargain leather trims fitted to mid range saloons and the seats had enough lateral grip and comfortable enough. The steering is trimmed in leather and the dashboard the trend for ‘waterfall’ centre on which most of the major are placed and sees a welcome away from the rattly plastic ventilation and air conditioning that have blighted Peugeots of yore. Quality is the theme with a centre stylishly lacquered in black highlight touches of chrome. The seat adjusts to every of your body.

And the level of fit and finish is on a par not only mainstream rivals but even German premium badged from the compact executive

Behind the Wheel

It feels plush and old-fashioned to drive — which for me is a thing. Peugeot offers two front suspension systems on model. Most 508s get a strut set-up, but to better its extra power, the flagship 2.2-litre variant retains the set-up from the old 407. 0-60mph in 8.2s and copious this, the grandest version, to offer the sportiest 508 drive but it doesn’t.

PEUGEOT 508 RXH HYbrid4 107g/km Semi-automatic 6-speed

Though the non-negotiable of a 6-speed automatic that without the latest slick-shifting electronics is one explanation for this, the reason why is weight. True, top 508 is lighter than the old 407 V6 diesel it but its bigger engine and fancy mean that it still lug around 385lb more the 2.0-litre diesel models, my amongst these being for the 140PS version as here, you can it with the lovely short-throw manual gearbox denied to of the 163PS variant. So less is in 508 land then?

Pretty much yes, a that also applies considering the 112PS 1.6-litre HDi models. One uses the PSA Group’s heralded e-HDi technology efficiency savings that are welcome but which must be in concert with the rather EGC semi-automatic gearbox that also insists that of the 120PS 1.6-litre VTi petrol must have. For these if your budget — or likely, that of your — restricts you to entry-level 508 I’d counsel you to specify a 1.6-litre variant in manual

Or, and this is I admit, a rather choice, go for the 156PS 1.6-litre turbo model. True, its 0-60mph showing results in a set of figures that will you a little on your BIK paperwork, but no there or at the pumps than the performing 2.0 HDi 163PS auto If though, the issues of personal and eco-friendliness are high upon agenda, then you’ll be better off asking your about the 200PS Hybrid4 drivetrain used in the RXH version of car.

Value For Money

Prices off at around £19,000 for the entry-level version. When stacked up rivals from Ford, and Vauxhall, the price looks The question is, would you put your in your pocket for one?

the premium brands like BMW and offering small cars in price bracket, many customers are willing to sacrifice a bit of in order to have that of Teutonic fairy dust to up the resale values. Three down the line, how much your 508 be worth? It’s you’ll need to factor the equation when you make comparisons.

PEUGEOT 508 RXH HYbrid4 107g/km Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 508 RXH HYbrid4 107g/km Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 508 RXH HYbrid4 107g/km Semi-automatic 6-speed

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