Peugeot 208 hatchback (2012-2019) - Practicality & boot space

Peugeot 208 has a big boot and five doors

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

The three-door Peugeot 208 has been discontinued, giving the rest of the range added five-door practicality.

Families will also appreciate the 208’s large boot, which is a match for the Vauxhall Corsa’s luggage space. Neither can match the Hyundai i20 for boot space, however, and the latest versions of the Volkswagen Polo and SEAT Ibiza have grown considerably, with boots measuring just over 350 litres.

Peugeot 208 interior space & storage

Space in the back seats of the 208 is good, with enough head and legroom even for tall passengers. Getting comfortable in the front should be easy, too, with all models having a height-adjustable driver’s seat.

Despite having door pockets front and rear – the front ones passing the Carbuyer big-bottle test admirably – the Peugeot loses points for its small glovebox. In right-hand-drive UK cars, the fuse box eats into its capacity. Both the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Fiesta offer more glovebox space and have more storage cubby holes, too.

Boot space

The Peugeot 208 has a 285-litre boot – that’s seven litres smaller than the Ford Fiesta’s and 66 litres smaller than the Volkswagen Polo’s. Folding the rear seats down expands it to 1,152 litres, which compares well to the Ford (1,093 litres). Although the hatchback boot leaves a big opening for loading bulky items, you have to lift luggage over a lip, and the rear seats don’t fold down completely flat.

Unlike the old Peugeot 207, Peugeot has yet to offer the 208 as an SW estate. If you want more interior and boot space, it offers the 2008 crossover instead.


All models in the 208 range are capable of pulling a braked trailer with a maximum weight of 1,150kg.

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