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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 isn’t an area for criticism and Peugeot has impressed customers in recent surveys, coming far ahead of fellow French brands Citroen and Renault in our latest owner questionnaire.

Peugeot 2008 reliability

In our latest Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, the Peugeot 2008 put in a stellar performance. As well as being rated 17th out of 75 cars overall, it achieved good scores for reliability and build quality, exterior styling and for its engine and gearbox. The brand itself was ranked fourth 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.

Next Steps

Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Active Premium 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,715

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Active Premium 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,715

Fastest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech 155 GT Premium 5dr EAT8
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £29,575

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