Peugeot 208

From 18.200 euros
  • Bodywork utilitarian
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 5
  • Power 75 - 156 hp
  • How to consume it 4,1 - 5,4l/100km
  • Trunk 265 - 309 liters
  • Assessment 4,3

The French have always shown great talent for car manufacturing. They are experts in creating models with an attractive design and great comfort. His specialties have always been sedans and utility vehicles such as the Peugeot 208. A model that, although we met in 2012, has an impressive tour.

As usual in Peugeot , the nomenclatures of their models are never fixed. They vary over the years and generations. The history of the 208 does not begin in 2012, rather in the year 1983 with the launch of the original Peugeot 205.. Since then this small utility vehicle has become a benchmark in the market.

We met the latest generation of the Peugeot 208 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. A presentation revealed a completely new design philosophy in the house, and a design current never seen in the B-segment. It says goodbye to the three-door body, but welcomes a 100% electric version with open arms. In mid-2023, it receives a restyling focused mainly on updating the aesthetic line.

Technical characteristics of the Peugeot 208

Peugeot is one of the leading brands of the conglomerate formed by the Stellantis Group (Citroën, Opel, DS and Peugeot, among others). All of them share developments, technologies and systems with the intention of reducing production costs. That implies that the 208 sits on the CMP modular platform, which is the same that we can see in many other products such as the Peugeot 2008, Citroën C4 or Opel Mokka.

As it is a multidisciplinary and variable architecture, its dimensions have been adjusted for segment B. Peugeot 208 measures 4,05 meters long, 1,74 meters wide and 1,43 meters high. To these external measures must be added a wheelbase of 2,54 meters. A battle that allows you to homologate an interior space for a maximum of five passengers.

The rear row is capable of accommodating three adults, although better on short runs due to the lack of width. In terms of load capacity, despite being a utility, the 208 homologates a minimum trunk of 309 liters, expandable to 1.106 liters if the rear bench seat is completely folded down. The 100% electric versions, the Peugeot e-208, reduce the minimum trunk to 265 liters.

Mechanical range and gearboxes of the Peugeot 208

Historically, utilities have never enjoyed large engines or powers. They are urban concept cars where performance is not particularly relevant. However, the latest generations show more versatility, offering more open mechanical versions. The Peugeot 208 offers a very varied range: 3 gasoline engines and a 100% electric unit. In 2023 the diesel alternatives will disappear.

The range starts with the 208 horsepower 75 PureTech. A small block of three cylinders and 1.2 liters naturally aspirated that is always linked to a five-speed manual transmission. That same engine, but turbocharged, is used in the two remaining gasoline versions, the 100 horsepower PureTech and 130 horsepower PureTech.

The most efficient and ecological of the family is the Peugeot e-208. A 100% electric utility vehicle that dispenses with thermal motors to move. Presents a 136 horsepower electric block which is linked to a lithium-ion battery with a real capacity of 50,8 kWh. It has a approved autonomy of 400 kilometers and is capable of recharging its batteries with a maximum power of 100 kW.

Equipment of the Peugeot 208

New Peugeot e-208

From the inside out, the 208 shows that even if it's a utility vehicle, you don't have to give up qualities or comforts. Enjoy a beautifully presented and well-executed cabin. Materials of much higher quality than usual in the segment and the already usual Peugeot i-Cockpit configuration. Something strange in terms of driving position with a very low steering wheel.

There is a Peugeot 208 for each client, both in mechanics and finishes. The usual equipment ladder of the French firm is present. The levels are: Active, Allure and GT. The e-208 only has the top three levels. In each of them the technology, the finishes and also the general appearance of the car are increased, being able to introduce exclusive details in the sportier finish, although at a high cost.

As far as equipment is concerned, it cannot be denied that Peugeot have thrown the house out the window, mounting everything technically possible on his little 208. Many elements should be highlighted, some of which are: Full LED headlights, digital instrument panel, climate control, panoramic roof, connectivity for mobile devices, induction charger, multimedia system with a 10-inch screen and a wide range of driving assistants and driving aids. security.

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The Peugeot 208 according to Euro NCAP

The Peugeot 208 is one of the most modern models of the French company. Even so, in the latest safety tests carried out by Euro NCAP it has not achieved the highest score. In this case, has had to settle for receiving a fair four stars. In the event of an impact, adult occupant protection amounts to 91 percent. Smaller occupants enjoy 86 percent protection. 56 percent is safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Finally, in terms of driving aids, it amounts to 71 percent. These values ​​remain valid after the 2023 update as there are no changes in the structure of the vehicle.

The Peugeot 208 of Km 0 and second hand

Traditionally, utility vehicles have been one of the best-selling segments in Europe. the Peugeot 208 is one of the most popular models of the French brand in our country. This means that the number of units on the second-hand and zero kilometer market is high, helped in part by a depreciation of 31,5 percent, an average value in the category. Focusing exclusively on the 208 we can find interesting offers.

If we take a look at the second-hand market, we see that the cheapest units correspond to models of the first generation of the 208. Its starting price is set at around 4.000 euros. The Km 0 channel is the most recommended if we want to get hold of the services of a modern 208 at a reasonable price. In that case, the offer is very wide since the dealers accumulate a lot of stock in their warehouses.

Peugeot 208 rivals

It won't be anything else, but If we talk about popularity, the utility segment is one of the most successful in the market.. All the brands fight in it, offering a diversity that few niches enjoy. The most direct rivals of the 208 are: Opel Corsa, Citroën C3, Renault Clio, Seat Ibiza, Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia, KIA Rio, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo, Dacia Sandero, Toyota Yaris and many more. Among all of them, the French stands out for its design, its interior and for being one of the few to offer a 100% electric variant.


  • Integrated
  • quality interior
  • Equipment

To improve

  • High equipment price
  • driving position
  • media system

Peugeot 208 prices

One of the most negative consequences of the considerable improvement of the last generation of the 208 is an increase in the sale price. The starting price of the Peugeot 208 is 18.200 euros, without offers or promotions, amount corresponding to a 208 Active with 75 horsepower PureTech mechanics. The most expensive of all is the Peugeot e-208 with GT Pack finish and 156 horsepower engine. Its minimum price is 38.500 euros, a very high cost taking into account the electrical limitations and the segment in which it is located.

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