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Peugeot 508

(2018 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

70
%
A

Used car score:

70
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

69
%
C

Safety Rating:

72
%
B

Eco Rating:

75
%
A

Reliability Rating:

64
%
D

Running Costs:

71
%
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:

69
%
C

Safety Rating:

72
%
B

Eco Rating:

75
%
A

Reliability Rating:

64
%
D

Running Costs:

71
%
B

Summary


The Peugeot 508 is a medium-sized liftback and estate model. The current version was launched in 2018, and is considered a big step up from its predecessor. The liftback body style was launched first, with the SW (estate) versions arriving about six months afterwards.

The 508 has received a wider range of scores than usual from the UK media, ranging from average to outstanding. Particular praise has been given to its striking design, comfort and safety levels, while criticisms have been made regarding its driving experience and practicality compared to rivals.

A mid-life facelift for the Peugeot 508 arrive in the UK in late 2023. This is an update to the current model, rather than a significantly new vehicle. There will be some minor styling and trim changes, along with some interior technology updates.

As of February 2024, the Peugeot 508 holds a New Car Expert Rating of A, with a score of 70%. It scores highly for its low average CO2 emissions (thanks to the plug-in hybrid), while its running costs and safety rating are good. Only historically poor reliability for the 508 pushes the score down.

Key specifications


Body style: Mid-sized liftback and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £34,020 on-road

Launched: Spring 2018
Last updated: Autumn 2023
Update due: TBA


Media reviews


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

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The Sun

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2018
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 96%
Child protection: 86%
Vulnerable road users: 71%
Safety assist: 79%

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Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of February 2024, the Peugeot 508 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The Peugeot 508 has a reliability score that’s very slightly better than average, according to exclusive extended warranty data provided by our partners at MotorEasy. This score covers both the current-generation 508 and the original (pre-2018) version.

A popular choice for UK buyers, MotorEasy has received warranty claims for repairs in nearly every different category from 508 owners, but fortunately costs are comparitively low across the board.

If you’re looking at a used Peugeot 508, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of these potential problem areas.

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 models131 g/kmA160 – g/kmC – A
Diesel models134 g/kmA120 – 154 g/kmA – B
Plug-in hybrid models28 g/kmA25 – 34 g/kmA – A
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models28B21 – 50A – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£183A
Year 2£503A
Year 3£792A
Year 4£986A
Year 5£1,303A
Overall£3,767A

The Peugeot 508 is a very 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.

We don’t have independently verified fuel consumption data for the petrol and diesel models, but the CO2 levels (which are linked closely to fuel consumption) are excellent so fuel consumption will inevitably be pretty good as well. The plug-in hybrid looks great on paper, but that’s due to the woeful EU/UK goverment lab tests that are completely useless at measuring a plug-in hybrid…

Insurance costs are very good, while servicing and maintenance costs over the first five years should be excellent as well.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Peugeot 508 has received

2019

  • Business Car Awards – Best Upper-Medium Car

2018

  • Carwow Awards – Style Award
  • International Automobile Festival – Most Beautiful Car of the Year

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