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Peugeot 2008 SUV - Reliability & safety

It's early days but safety and reliability shouldn't be a headache

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Peugeot has produced a string of very safe cars recently, and we expect the 2008 to be no different. It certainly comes packed with lots of safety equipment. Reliability is harder to judge because the car and technology is so new, but Peugeot has impressed customers in recent surveys.

Peugeot 2008 reliability

We won't know precisely how reliable the 2008 is until it's been on the road for a few years, but Peugeot has been doing well in this regard of late. The latest 2008 SUV was ranked in an impressive 12th place out of 75 models in our Driver Power survey for 2021, and the brand itself was ranked 11th out of 29 mainstream manufacturers for customer satisfaction. A reasonable 19% of Peugeot owners told us their cars had suffered a fault within the first year of ownership.

Safety

Peugeot clearly knows how to build a safe car, but the Euro NCAP tests have continued to get tougher, and when tested in 2019 the entry-level Peugeot 2008 only scored four out of five stars, placing it behind some rivals. With more safety equipment fitted, this was increased to five stars in the same test.

The four-star rating doesn’t make the entry-level 2008 unsafe. Every model has automatic emergency braking (AEB) but it comes with pedestrian detection on the entry-level Active Premium model, with Allure models upwards getting nighttime functionality, and cyclist and pedestrian detection. Higher trim models pile on the safety kit with features such as adaptive cruise control, lane positioning assist, traffic sign recognition, and blind spot monitoring.

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