Peugeot 108 Review & Prices

The Peugeot 108 city car competes in one of the most competitive classes in the automotive world. It’s a decent effort but can’t get match the all-round appeal of the Volkswagen Up

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RRP £13,390 - £15,000
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Reviewed by Carwow after extensive testing of the vehicle.

What's good

  • Funky looks
  • Easy to drive
  • Low emissions

What's not so good

  • Noisy on motorway
  • Cramped rear seats
  • VW Up feels better built
At a glance
Model
108
Body type
Hatchbacks
Available fuel types
Petrol
Acceleration (0-60 mph)
10.9 - 13.8 s
Number of seats
4
Boot, seats up
180 - 196 litres - 2 Suitcases
Exterior dimensions (L x W x H)
3,475mm x 1,615mm x 1,460mm
CO₂ emissions
This refers to how much carbon dioxide a vehicle emits per kilometre – the lower the number, the less polluting the car.
95 - 111 g/km
Fuel economy
This measures how much fuel a car uses, according to official tests. It's measured in miles per gallon (MPG) and a higher number means the car is more fuel efficient.
58.9 - 68.9 mpg
Insurance group
A car's insurance group indicates how cheap or expensive it will be to insure – higher numbers will mean more expensive insurance.
8E, 7E, 11E, 13E, 12E, 6E
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Find out more about the Peugeot 108

Is the Peugeot 108 a good car?

The Peugeot 108 is undeniably one of the old ’uns in the city car segment, alongside its fellow old-stagers the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo, which are basically the same car underneath.

So does the three-of-a-kind 108 represent a safe bet, or is it a gamble too far these days? Well, so far, only the Hyundai i10 – with its spacious interior and generous equipment levels – has had the measure of the Volkswagen Up/Seat Mii/ Skoda Citigo (now dead) trio.

Still, from the off, the Peugeot has all the important boxes ticked: it’s cheap to buy, frugal to run, has small dimensions and cheeky looks. It also has equipment such as a touchscreen infotainment system, air-conditioning, plus automatic headlights and wipers.

The old Peugeot 108 was always an excellent city car. Its willing little three-cylinder engine, in town at least, gave nippy performance and emitted a pleasant thrum that meant working it hard wasn’t a chore on the ears. The same wasn’t true at motorway speeds, where the engine noise soon manifested itself as a constant and annoying drone. Peugeot has looked to address this in the new model and it’s something VW managed with the Up.

The Peugeot 108 is a fun little car that’s perfect for the city

Last but not least is the option to fit a fold-back fabric roof that is electrically operated and gives something of a convertible feel. It was an option fitted to the 108 Top Allure.

The new Peugeot 108 is a vast improvement over the car it replaces thanks to boosted safety and even lower running costs. It is also better equipped and enjoyable to own, especially if you choose to spec the full-length folding fabric roof that effectively transforms the car into a cut-price convertible.

All good news then, but elephants in the room come in the form of the Hyundai i10 and the Volkswagen Up – the duo are more fun to drive, have added solidity and are more practical – three advantages that are hard to ignore in this class.

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How much does the Peugeot 108 cost?

The Peugeot 108 has a RRP range of £13,390 to £15,000. Monthly payments start at £232. The price of a used Peugeot 108 on Carwow starts at £5,654.

Performance and drive comfort

Small dimensions make the 108 perfect for cutting through congested city streets, it has a tight turning circle and light controls that make low-speed manoeuvring simple, but rapid it is not

There’s just the solitary engine on offer, a 72hp 1.0-litre three-cylinder affair. It’s certainly no ball of fire, getting to 62mph in around 14 seconds and topping out at 99mph.

However, searing pace is not what you buy such cars for. Cheap running costs are these engines’ forte and neither disappoints in this respect – the 1.0-litre model can return 58.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 110g/km. The fuel tank is only 35 litres but the economy means you shouldn’t have to fill it too often.

Nonetheless, a high biting point for the clutch can make for jerky progress at low speeds – not helped by the throbbing three-cylinder engine that often feels like it is about to stall.

The rest of the time, though, the 108 is a joy to use on inner streets as it squeezes through tight spaces and nips into gaps in traffic. The Allure model carwow tested also came with a reversing camera which made it super easy to shoehorn into tight parking spaces.

The suspension also does a decent job of smoothing out bumps, although it can get bouncy over a succession of undulations.

Town driving is undeniably the 108’s forte, but it has always felt much less at ease on the motorway, where it can be a little too noisy. It’s better in this respect than ever, but it still can’t live with the Hyundai i10 or VW Up for interior refinement.

Space and practicality

The Peugeot 108 is one of the smallest cars on sale, but at least the front seats are spacious. There’s not much room for adults in the back seats and the boot is small, however

While the comparatively spacious VW Up is an all new model, the 108 is a thorough reworking of the old car and that shows when it comes to passenger space. Room in the front is fine, but adults will feel squeezed in the back and six-footers can forget about getting comfortable if there’s someone similarly tall up front.

Headroom, in particular, is in short supply and the small doors mean accessing the rear isn’t particularly easy, either. Rear windows that clip out (rather than winding down) cement the claustrophobic feel.

Interior storage isn’t as good as you get in a Volkswagen Upor SEAT Mii, because their door bins and glovebox are both bigger than you get in the Peugeot. But, on the bright side, if you go for the 108 TOP, its fold-back fabric roof means long items fit without any problem at all.

With a capacity of 196 litres, the new 108 has a fair-sized luggage area, but it’s still quite a bit smaller than the 251-litre boot in the Volkswagen Up or the Hyundai i10’s 252-litre load bay.

Unfortunately, there’s quite a drop from the boot lip to the boot floor, which will make getting bags into and out of the load area more of a strain that would be ideal.

The rear seats fold down easily enough but leave a large step in the floor, hampering usability.

Interior style, infotainment and accessories

Sit in the 108 and it feels pretty cheap but you get what you pay for. It’s actually pretty well put together, with a grown-up feel, but can’t match a VW Up for quality

Keeping things looking suitably youthful are optional bright coloured plastic surrounds for the air vents and the seven-inch infotainment system (fitted to Active models and above). It has to be said, though, plastic quality falls behind that of the Up and the Hyundai i10.

Peel back the fabric roof, which can be specified in all but entry-level Access trim, and the interior is filled with light. It’s a nifty feature on a car of this price, but it does have its drawbacks and with the roof down the infotainment screen can be hard to read in direct sunlight, while an annoying whistle can be heard at speed.

All models get a 7-inch colour touchscreen with the Mirror Screen system, which allows you to use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay through the screen. This allows you to operate apps such as Waze or Google Maps for sat-nav and Spotify or Apple Music for music streaming.

Both DAB radio and Bluetooth are also fitted as standard, helping your entertainment and your connectivity.

Buy or lease the Peugeot 108 at a price you’ll love
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RRP £13,390 - £15,000
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