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Peugeot 2008 SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Petrol, diesel and electric powertrains are offered

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

4.0 out of 5

Like the Peugeot 208, the 2008 is based on the manufacturer's latest platform for building small cars. The main advantage of this is that it can accomodate petrol, diesel and electric powertrains. We're concentrating on the combustion engines here because we've reviewed the all-electric Peugeot e-2008 separately, but the EV's 193-mile electric range and 100kW rapid charging capability will certainly make it desirable to anyone considering an electric car.

Petrol models all come with a 1.2-litre engine with a turbocharger and stop/start system, making it fairly frugal, while the single BlueHDi diesel offered is only likely to make sense for high-mileage drivers.

Peugeot 2008 MPG & CO2

Most 2008s sold here are expected to be petrols, and Peugeot's 1.2-litre PureTech is available in three power levels. The entry-level 99bhp engine is the most frugal petrol offered, capable of up to up to 52.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 121-137g/km depending on specification.

The 128bhp version is the best all-rounder, which when equipped with a manual gearbox returns the same 52.6mpg economy figure as the less powerful engine. Go for the automatic gearbox, and economy drops to 48.3mpg. Meanwhile, CO2 figures range from 121g/km to 148g/km depending on which gearbox, trim and wheels are fitted, figures which all result in fairly affordable payments for company-car drivers.

At the top of the range, the 153bhp version of this engine is the most powerful offered in a 2008. It can only be specified with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with fuel economy taking a slight hit due to the extra power on offer, falling to 46.6mpg and CO2 emissions up to 153g/km.

VED (tax) for every 2008 (except the e-2008) will cost the standard annual rate.

Choose the 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel and fuel-efficiency increases to a maximum of 65.7mpg, with CO2 emissions of up to 129g/km, but the cost of buying the car is also around £1,600 higher, which could buy you a lot of fuel. The diesel is also the most expensive car for business buyers when it comes to Benefit-in-Kind ratings, but unlike some of its rivals, the 2008 BlueHDi complies with the RDE2 emissions regulations, meaning it is not liable for the 4% BiK surcharge applied to non-compliant diesel cars.

Insurance groups

The entry-level 2008 Active Premium sits in insurance group 13 when specced with the base 99bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine. The mid-range 128bhp petrol engine sits in groups 17-19, with the range-topping 153bhp engine in GT Premium trim placed in group 23. Opting for the diesel engine means an insurance group rating of 15-17 depending on the trim level you pick.

Warranty

Peugeot's standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty conforms to what has long been the industry standard, but brands like Toyota and Hyundai now offer five years of free cover, while Kia extends this to seven. It is possible to extend the 2008's warranty, but this costs extra, so is only worthwhile if you plan to keep hold of the car for longer.

Servicing

Like most mainstream manufacturers, Peugeot offers service plans that help protect owners against inflation on maintenance costs. This can be paid up front or via monthly payments, helping spread the cost of servicing. Petrol 2008s require a service every 12,500 miles or annually, while the diesel can go for 18,500 miles or one year between services.

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