Peugeot 508 SW estate prices and specs

Prices start at £26,845 and UK gets 75 First Edition launch models

Full pricing and specifications have been revealed for the new Peugeot 508 SW estate. The car is available to order now in five trim levels, including a First Edition launch model. Deliveries start from 1st July, with the entry-level version starting at just under £27,000.

The all-new 508 SW is a practical yet stylish estate version of the Peugeot 508 hatchback. It’s a large family estate that goes up against some stiff competition in the form of the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer and Skoda Superb Estate.

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The starting price of £26,845 is for the Active model which, despite being the entry-level version, is still very well equipped. It features 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, DAB radio, sat nav and an electric driver’s seat. All cars also feature a version of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit infotainment system, a digital instrument panel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Among the standard safety features are automatic emergency braking and speed limit recognition.

Stepping up to Allure trim adds a larger touchscreen, a reversing camera, keyless entry and start, electric front seats and active suspension. On the safety front, this model adds blind-spot warning and high-beam assistance. It costs from £28,145. GT Line cars offer LED headlights and the ability to alter the interior lighting and engine note, plus slightly sportier styling. You’ll need to pay £29,895 to get behind the wheel of this version.

Above that is GT spec, which adds more than £8,000 to the price tag. It’s only available with the most powerful engines and features a FOCAL premium speaker system, Nappa leather upholstery, 19-inch alloy wheels and an extra driver assistance package - this includes adaptive cruise control and lane-positioning assistance.

For a limited time, the range-topping model is the Peugeot 508 SW First Edition. It’s limited to just 75 UK cars and offers a 360-degree parking camera, automated parking assistance and Peugeot’s Night Vision technology, which scans the road in front of the reach of the headlights and will highlight any dogs or pedestrians. First Edition cars cost £40,819.

Diesel makes up the majority of the engine range, and the 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre BlueHDi engines produce either 128, 158 or 178bhp. The only petrol engine is a 1.6-litre PureTech turbocharged engine, with outputs of either 178bhp or 222bhp. The latter is only available on the GT and First Edition trims, and only comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Choose the entry-level Active trim and only the lower-powered diesel is offered, and this engine is the only one available with a six-speed manual gearbox.

In October 2019, the Peugeot 508 SW range will be bolstered by a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model. It’ll use the 178bhp petrol engine and an electric motor for a combined output of 222bhp. Peugeot hasn’t revealed performance specifications yet but expect a range of over 30 miles on electric power only.

The Peugeot 508 SW shares much of its sharp styling with its large hatchback counterpart, but gains extended estate bodywork towards the rear. The result is a boot capacity of 530 litres – 30 less than you’ll find in the Skoda Superb Estate, due to the SW’s sloping roofline. The good news is that Peugeot has included clever rear seats that sit flush with the load bay when folded flat, resulting in a 1,730-litre boot. Higher-spec SW models get boot rails and luggage nets for further practicality.

Peugeot’s ultra-modern interior design has been carried over to the 508 SW, which changes little compared to its hatchback sister. There’s Peugeot’s i-Cockpit digital dash mounted above the small steering wheel, swathes of wood trim and sculptural ‘wraparound’ seats, complete with an optional massage function and a choice of leather and Alcantara seats.

Read how the Peugeot 508 SW compares to the Skoda Superb Estate, our favourite estate right now.

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