Peugeot 508 2011 Car Review aa co nz

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Peugeot 508 2011 car review

New car A new benchmark?

In the last 12 months seen a number of manufacturers new upper mid-sized cars to each priced within a throw of $50k.

Hyundai, Ford and Volkswagen have all fresh new product in this and they’re all pretty good. But newcomer is a real force to be with and one which begs to be best in class. Of course, of the competitors would contend their product deserves tag too, and arguably, each to be in the frame.

For starters, launched through 2010, Hyundai’s i45 its C Class Benz design and spacious interior make it a contender. It has ISOFIX child anchors and a ton of spec. The styling be seen as a bit OTT by some although would argue that it have a certain presence.

But the glaring omission of Bluetooth be overlooked and surprisingly for a brand has built a strong reputation for power, there’s still no oil offered.

Kia, with the launch of the new Optima has upped the with the inclusion of Bluetooth in a car is built on the same platform as the uses the same running and offers a similar driving It’s just as roomy but to be a little noisier on the rough And despite Kia telling us the 18 inch are styled to appeal to a younger we can’t help feeling they look like after-market items and it too, with petrol power

Ford’s Mondeo, particularly the diesel model we tested is the best equipped, being loaded with gear. We the power-train and were impressed by the ride quality and comfort. As as it is, it still looks a little and we wonder about the blue premium-level brand equity pitched against Germany’s Passat.

We found the Passat, the entry-level 118TSI), to be great for money considering the high feel and outstanding driving And Volkswagen’s DSG transmission would as one of (if not the) best there is. But the is bland and like the Mondeo, much has changed in the styling

So up until now, the two Koreans are all-rounders but are not without their The driving experience, while enough, doesn’t rate as as either of the Europeans and both introduced some rather and shiny bling into the and some overly-styled exterior

Ford and Volkswagen have the opposite approach. They’re flashy, but they do both from the driver’s seat, the conservative styling means they blend in with the and there’s no real wow factor.

the Peugeot 508. It’s modern, classically stylish, put together and a dream to drive. spacious, comfortable, powerful and


Two common rail diesel are offered, a 2.0 litre HDi in the 508 Allure and a 2.2 HDi in the 508 GT. Both drive the front through an excellent 6 speed clutch auto. A petrol is coming early in 2012.

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Our test car was powered by the very mechanicals as the Mondeo Titanium we earlier. The joint PSA/Ford 120kW/340Nm diesel engine is as impressive in the Peugeot as we found it in the and has a quoted combined cycle consumption figure of just although we dropped it back at head office displaying 6L/100km. Still not bad though.

and rear parking aid, control with speed electric parking brake hill-assist, quad zone air, self-dipping bi-Xenon headlamps, 18 inch alloys and than enough electronic aids to help you out of any tight

Boot capacity, at 512 litres all but the Hyundai, which has 13 litres and towing capacity is rated at for a braked trailer.

Priced at $54,990 for our 508 Alluure car, Peugeot’s price tag pegs it with Ford’s Titanium and falls within the of various Passat models. And the i45 topping out at $52,990 and the Optima at there’s nothing much any of these mid-sized cars.

the entry level petrol 508 early next year, told it will compete to head with the entry Passat’s $47,000 price And the Mondeo, i45 and Optima all have models too.

Is it the best in

So, as consumers we’re spoilt for and none of these cars But which one deserves to be called the

All things considered, the Peugeot 508 is the looking, the most comfortable, quiet, smooth, powerful and with a premium level quality. So, for now at least, it gets the

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