You won’t have any complaints about the boot space, but it’s not hard to find alternatives that have more room for your passengers
It’s easy to get comfortable in the Peugeot 2008 thanks to its height-adjustable driver’s seat and moveable steering wheel but you may find its rim obscures the lower edge of the dials. This will depend on how you prefer to sit and won’t necessarily be a problem for everyone.
More annoying is the fact that you can’t get adjustable lumbar support on any 2008. You may find you get a bit of back ache on long drives as a result.
The panoramic glass roof in top-spec GT Line cars cuts into front headroom slightly but you’ll only notice the difference if you’re very tall. It’s much more of a problem in the back seats – anyone over six-foot tall will struggle for headroom in these range-topping models.
Try to carry three adults side-by-side in the back and things get even more cramped. There’s just about enough space for your passengers’ knees but there’s very little shoulder room and the large lump in the rear floor leaves your middle passenger without much space for their feet. If you plan to carry three adults in the back you’ll want to consider the roomier Suzuki Vitara instead.
Sadly, things don’t really improve when it comes to fitting a child seat. The Peugeot 2008‘s rather narrow rear doors make it difficult to lift in a seat base and the Isofix anchor points are hidden under the thick seat padding.
The Peugeot 2008 dimensions might not be the best for carrying passengers, but at least you get a few handy storage pockets to keep its cabin looking tidy. Both front door bins are big enough to hold a 1.5 and a two-litre bottle each and there’s space behind the handbrake for a fifth large bottle and room to keep your phone tucked safely out of sight.
The rear door bins aren’t quite as big as those in the front but there’s still room for a one-litre bottle on each side. Unfortunately, a folding front armrest will set you back an extra £110 – even in top-spec GT Line versions – and you can’t get a folding rear armrest on any model in the 2008 range.
Who on earth thought it was a good idea to have no adjustable lumbar support available in a 2008? What a pain!
With all five seats in place, the Peugeot 2008’s 410-litre boot can’t quite match the HR-V’s 448-litre load bay but it’s still significantly larger than the Vitara’s 375-litre boot.
It’s easily big enough to carry a baby buggy and some soft bags or four suitcases without removing the parcel shelf. The load height is quite low and there’s no annoying boot lip to worry about so it’s easy to slide in heavy boxes.
The standard-fit spare wheel means there isn’t any space under the floor to hide valuables out of sight but you do get a few elasticated straps and a netted cubby to stop small items rolling around.
The back seats fold down separately in a two-way (60:40) split so you can carry some long luggage and a rear-seat passenger at once. With both seats folded flat the Peugeot 2008’s boot grows to 1,400 litres – that’s some 133 litres shy of the HR-V but a massive 240 litres more than the Vitara.
The Peugeot 2008‘s boot floor is completely flat so it’s easy to slide heavy luggage right up behind the front seats. There’s even enough space to carry a bike without having to remove its wheels and there’s a metal scuff plate above the rear bumper so you won’t scratch the paintwork during trips to the tip.