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Peugeot 508 SW estate - Reliability & safety

The Peugeot ownership experience has improved and safety is highly regarded

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Peugeot has turned out an impressive number of models with top safety ratings, including the 508. Owner satisfaction is also a strong point, with Peugeot performing better than rival manufacturers including Ford, Volkswagen and Hyundai in our latest Driver Power survey.

Peugeot 508 SW reliability

In our 2020 Driver Power survey, Peugeot owners were a pretty happy bunch, placing the French manufacturer 8th out of 30 brands (four places up on last year), well ahead of rivals like Volkswagen (19th), Hyundai (13th) and Ford (24th). Customers were particularly pleased with interior styling and ride comfort, along with low running costs. Gearboxes could be smoother, though, and a lower-than-average 12% of owners reported a fault within the first year.


The Peugeot 508 hatchback has already been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP safety certificate, which will also apply to the SW estate. Autonomous emergency braking is standard, along with an SOS system that alerts the emergency services automatically if a collision deploys the car's airbags. Three ISOFIX points are also included, positioned in the outer rear seats and the front passenger seat.

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