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Peugeot 2008 SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Petrol and electric powertrains are offered

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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 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 250-mile official electric range and 100kW rapid charging capability will certainly make it desirable to anyone considering an electric car.

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Petrol models all come with a 1.2-litre engine with a turbocharger and stop/start system, making it fairly frugal in its own right, though the sole diesel option was discontinued and not returning for the facelifted model.

Peugeot 2008 MPG & CO2

Most 2008s sold here are fitted with a petrol engine, and Peugeot's 1.2-litre PureTech is available in several power levels. The entry-level 99bhp engine is the most frugal petrol offered, capable of up to 53.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 120-138g/km depending on specification.

The 128bhp version is not far behind in terms of fuel economy, which when equipped with a manual gearbox returns 52.7mpg according to official figures, with CO2 emissions of between 121g/km to 133g/km. If you stick around your local area you’re likely to achieve around 45mpg, while motorway trips will increase your economy towards Peugeot’s quoted figures.

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Go for the automatic gearbox, and economy drops to 48.9mpg. Meanwhile, CO2 figures range from 130g/km to 140g/km depending on which gearbox, trim and wheels are fitted, figures which all result in fairly affordable payments for company-car drivers.

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We found the car’s fuel range figure to jump around quite significantly, as the increments it uses are quite large. This is made more annoying by the fact that every screen on the configurable dials shows you your remaining range.

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Diesel versions of the Peugeot 2008 have been discontinued, but find a used pre-facelift example with the 1.5-litre BlueHDi engine and fuel efficiency increases to a maximum of 65.7mpg, with CO2 emissions of up to 129g/km.

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

Insurance groups

The entry-level 2008 Active sits in insurance group 12 when specced with the base 99bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine. The mid-range 128bhp petrol engine sits in groups 16 regardless of trim, so it shouldn’t be a particularly expensive car to insure. 

Warranty

Peugeot's standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty conforms to what has long been the industry standard but brands like Renault and Hyundai now offer five years of free cover, while Kia extends this to seven and Toyota offers up to 10 years. 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 upfront 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. The e-2008 needs services once it reaches 8,000 and 16,000 miles but from there on it needs a service every 16,000 miles or two years.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Active 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £24,830

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Active 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £24,830

Fastest

  • Name
    1.2 Hybrid 136 Active 5dr e-DSC6
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £28,430

Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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