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Peugeot 408

(2023 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

70
%
A

Used car score:

70
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

67
%
C

Safety Rating:

76
%
B

Eco Rating:

79
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

62
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

70
%
A

Used car score:

70
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

67
%
C

Safety Rating:

76
%
B

Eco Rating:

79
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

62
%
B

Summary


Based on the 308 hatchback and estate car, the Peugeot 408 is a five-door liftback which sits somewhere between a conventional car and a crossover/SUV vehicle.

Like an increasing number of new cars, it sits taller than a conventional saloon car but lower than a regular SUV. The 408 range includes traditional petrol and plug-in hybrid models, all paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The 408 line-up will also soon include the all-electric ‘e-408’, but that will receive its own Expert Rating when it becomes available to purchase – check back soon!

The 408 has been well-received by UK reviewers since its recent launch, mostly due to its stylish exterior looks that The Sun‘s Rob Lewis compares favourably to the much more expensive Lamborghini Urus SUV.

The Carbuyer team concludes that the crossover “has even more space and style than the 308 hatchback”, while Carwow is more impressed by the car’s interior refinement, commenting that “material quality is really good across the board.”

While Business Car‘s Martyn Collins agrees that the 408 is a sharp alternative to the increasingly overcrowded SUV market, he also questions whether Peugeot’s parent company Stellantis is cannibalising its own sales – “is it too close in execution to the Citroën C5 X?”

The similar C5 X crossover is cheaper to buy, and What Car? adds that the Citroën is more comfortable on the road too.

As of January 2024, the Peugeot 408 holds a New Car Expert Rating of A, with a score of 70%. It scores highly for having low average CO2 emissions (thanks to the plug-in hybrid model), as well as a good safety rating and low running costs. As yet, we don’t have reliability data to include in our analysis.

408 highlights

  • Standout exterior looks
  • Stylish interior
  • Generous rear legroom
  • PHEV models offer competitive battery range

408 lowlights

  • No four-wheel drive
  • Not much rear headroom
  • Citroën C5 X is cheaper
  • Boot space is fairly average

Key specifications


Body style: Medium five-door liftback
Engines:
petrol, plug-in hybrid
Price:
From £31,225 on-road

Launched: Winter 2022/23
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Auto Express

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Carbuyer

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 4 stars
Date tested: December 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 76%
Child protection: 84%
Vulnerable road users: 78%
Safety assist: 65%

In December 2022, the Peugeot 408 has received a four-star crash safety rating from Euro NCAP. The safety body says that it carried over many of the assessments made on the structurally similar 308 to give the 408 this set of scores.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Peugeot 408 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Peugeot 408 to generate a reliability rating as it is still a new model.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the 408, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models138 g/kmB – g/kmA – A
Plug-in hybrid models26 g/kmA26 – 26 g/kmA – A
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models26B19 – 31A – C
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£206B
Year 2£543B
Year 3£856B
Year 4£1,056B
Year 5£1,381A
Overall£4,042B

The Peugeot 408 is a pretty affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The 408’s insurance premiums are lower than average for a car of this size, and the car’s service and maintenance costs are predicted to be cheaper than average over five years of ownership.

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If you’re looking at the Peugeot 408, you might also be interested in these alternatives.

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The Peugeot 408 is both stylish and well-equipped, but reviewers argue that the similar Citroën C5 X is more comfortable and cheaper to buy.Peugeot 408