Peugeot 2008 SUV (2013-2019) - Interior & comfort
The Peugeot 2008 boasts a classy interior, which is more business-like than the funky Nissan Juke or Citroen C4 Cactus
The interior is somewhere the Peugeot 2008 has the edge over its rivals. It’s smart, very classy and also comfortable, with good ride quality. Higher-end models are the ones to go for if you want the swankiest finish.
Thanks to its raised suspension, the 2008 also rides more comfortably than most small cars, including the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke, which have a firmer ride. But it still can’t quite match the excellent Skoda Yeti when it comes to soaking up bumps on the motorway.
This makes the 2008 easy to drive along narrow roads and parking is very easy. The thick windscreen and door pillars can create blind spots, though, so you might want to specify parking sensors, which are standard on the Allure and GT Line trim levels.
Peugeot 2008 dashboard
Peugeot is producing its best models for years right now, and the 2008 shares its refreshed, upmarket cabin with the smaller Peugeot 208 supermini. Soft materials around the dashboard and gloss-black details look expensive, while the tablet-style touchscreen gives the interior a hi-tech twist. Ambient lighting on top-spec models also adds character at night.
The cheapest Active model has cruise control with a speed limiter, air-conditioning, hill-start assistance, electric front windows and mirrors and LED daytime running lights. You also get adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, DAB digital radio and front foglights.
Step up another level to Allure trim, which is our pick of the range, and you get the likes of rear parking sensors, dark-tinted rear windows, all-round electric windows, automatic headlights and wipers and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, along with much smarter interior trim with LED ambient lighting and dual-zone climate control. Sat nav is a £450 option, but you can always mirror your iPhone's sat-nav using CarPlay.
Added to the range at the start of 2018, Allure Premium trim adds further equipment over the Allure model and therefore offers greater value than the Allure if you planned to tick some boxes on the options list. A seven-inch infotainment screen with sat nav, voice control, TomTom live updates and Peugeot SOS & Assistance is added, along with a panoramic sunroof and a reversing camera. Colour-coded door mirrors and handles set off the exterior along with a rear spoiler, front and rear scuff plates, wheel arch extensions and roof bars. This trim level can be had with the 1.2-litre PureTech 82 petrol engine or the 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 diesel.
Topping the range is GT Line trim. This includes a panoramic sunroof, sat nav, a reversing camera, an upgraded interior (including gloss-black and red trim details), 17-inch alloy wheels and aluminium pedals.
There’s a wealth of options available for the 2008, but we’d always recommend choosing the trim level that best meets your needs and sticking to that if possible, as options don’t really boost residual values in the long run. Individual extras worth considering include rear parking sensors with power-folding door mirrors (£370), a panoramic glass roof (£400), metallic paint (£495), pearlescent paint (£645), active city braking (£250) and sat nav (£500).