The Peugeot 208 is a small family car that competes with cars like the Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta. However, compact hatchbacks tend to get a little larger with each new version, so is the latest 208 small enough to set itself apart from the bigger 308? And on the other hand, is the 208 big enough to differentiate itself enough from the smaller 108?
Here we take a close look at all the important dimensions to help you decide if it’s the right fit for you. Don’t forget, you can put the Peugeot 208 into our car configurator to see how much you could save.
The Peugeot 208’s predecessors used to be the smallest cars in the French manufacturer’s lineup, but that’s not the case anymore thanks to the introduction of the dinky 108. Here are the exterior dimensions so you can decide for yourself if the 208 will fit where you need it to.
|Width (including mirrors)||2,004mm|
|Width (excluding mirrors)||1,739mm|
|Height (with a full tank of fuel)||1,460mm|
Despite relatively small exteriors, cars like the 208 are often surprisingly spacious on the inside. Here are the Peugeot 208’s interior sizes.
|Front shoulder room||1,360mm|
|rear shoulder room||1,335mm|
The amount of space in the boot of the 208 falls short of rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris. You could also have issues when loading heavier objects due to its relatively high load lip and small tailgate opening. However, when the back seats are folded down it does offer a very practical amount of space for a supermini.
|Boot space||285 litres|
|Boot space (rear seats down)||1,219 litres|
Turning circle and fuel tank capacity
A nice touch from Peugeot sees it give us figures for the turning circle of the 208 in two different situations. Even though you’ve probably not considered it, the turning circle will obviously differ between two pavements and two walls because of the overhang over kerbs.
Although fuel tank capacity is rarely much of an issue for anyone with economical cars such as the 208, at least knowing it lets you work out if you should expect to have to stop on a long journey.
|Turning circle (between walls)||11.2 metres|
|Turning circle (between pavements)||10.4 metres|
|Fuel tank capacity||50 litres|
A lot of people don’t pay much attention to the weights of their potential new car unless it’s something they’re going to tow with or haul heavy loads. It’s unlikely you’ll be doing either of those things with a 208, but it still has a big effect on handling and fuel economy.
|Weight (lightest)||1,110kg – 1.0 PureTech 68hp|
|Weight (heaviest)||1,265kg – 1.6 GTi|
|Maximum braked trailer weight||1,150kg|
For more details head over to our full Peugeot 208 review, where you’ll find an aggregated rating based on the opinions of the UK’s motoring press. Then put the 208 in our car configurator to see how much carwow could help you could save.