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Peugeot 508 hatchback - Reliability & safety

508 Reliability and safety remain to be proven, but the signs are positive so far

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

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Peugeot has a fine reputation for producing safe family cars, and most of its recent models have received five-star safety ratings from independent crash safety experts Euro NCAP.

Owner satisfaction is an area where the brand has seen notable success, too. The Peugeot 3008 SUV took first place in our 2018 Driver Power survey.

Peugeot 508 reliability

There's a lot of new technology under the surface of the latest Peugeot 508, but its underlying platform – dubbed EMP2 – is used by a number of Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Vauxhall/Opel models – all of which are part of the PSA Group. Although the 508 pushes the power up a notch, the PureHDi diesel and PureTech petrol engines are based on familiar technology and should be trouble-free.

Peugeot came in eighth place out of 30 brands in our 2020 Driver Power survey, ahead of rival manufacturers including Volkswagen (19th), Ford (24th) and BMW in a disappointing 27th place.

Safety

Expert car safety organisation Euro NCAP bestowed the 508 with a very competitive five-star rating. No doubt contributing to this achievement are the many safety features Peugeot include for this model. Autonomous emergency braking is standard across the range, and upper trim levels offer active cruise control with a stop-and-go facility that should reduce driver fatigue on long motorway trips. Providing its structure proves strong in an impact, the Peugeot 508 should be a safe way for your family to travel.

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