Peugeot 508 Leasing
Top 3 Features
Great design inside and out.
Comfortable to drive.
Why Lease A Peugeot 508?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The cabin is spacious enough to seat 5 adults in comfort and the fastback has enough boot space to cater for their luggage, too. For added cargo space the SW estate variant is even better – it isn’t quite as capacious as the best-in-class Passat, but it can still pack in 1780 litres of luggage with the rear seats down. The loading area is impressively flat, even in the hybrid models.
The storage space inside is decent too, you get 2 cupholders up front, 2 in the rear and door bins which are just about wide enough for a water bottle or 2. There’s a large centre console and upper trims have a wireless phone charging pad.
The 131hp petrol offers up to 49mpg while the diesel unit can manage 62mpg, both good results for the class. The 225hp plug-in hybrid is rated at 235.4mpg, thanks to its ability to travel up to 38 miles on battery power alone. The 11.8kWh battery needs to be fully charged each day and you will have to be extremely sensitive with the accelerator to achieve that sort of figure.
The 360hp Peugeot Sport Engineered (PSE) plug-in hybrid has a claimed 138.9mpg and is able to travel up to 26 miles using its 11.5kWh battery pack. Charging either model with a 7kWh wallbox at home should take a little over 3 hours. Both hybrids also fall into a lower benefit-in-kind (BIK) category and your running costs will be lower still if your commute regularly takes advantage of the electric range. For most, though, the cheaper diesel will make the most financial sense.
The Peugeot 508 Vs Competitors
The Peugeot 508 has achieved middle-of-the-road results in satisfaction ratings in the past but scored well on areas like build quality and running costs. This new model is based on the highly regarded 3008 SUV, which has proven to be a reliable vehicle so far. A 3-year/60,000-mile warranty is offered on all new Peugeots. The hybrid battery components on relevant models are covered for 8 years or 100,000-miles.
You get a respectable 487 litres with the seats up and 1537 litres with them folded down. That’s enough to fit a mountain bike and some soft bags without a problem. The estate offers 530 and 1780 litres respectively. The steeply raked rear roofline does limit how high you can pack the boot and alternatives like the VW Passat will suit you better if you need even more space.
The range kicks off with the Active Premium and includes the Allure, Allure Premium, GT, GT Premium and hybrid-only PSE. The Allure Premium is arguably the sweet spot here, thanks to the larger infotainment system and enhanced safety features compared to the base model.
All models come equipped with parking sensors as well as a rear-view camera as standard.
Power outputs range from 131hp for the base petrol and diesel to 225hp in the plug-hybrid petrol. The Peugeot Sport Engineered (PSE) plug-in hybrid model offers an impressive 360hp – making it the quickest by a fair margin.
If you want some extra style to go with your practical saloon car then the Peugeot 508 has to be on your shortlist. It offers a unique design that really sets it apart from its direct rivals and doesn’t drop the ball when it comes to the daily commute, either.