Peugeot e-2008 Review & Prices
The Peugeot e-2008’s smart looks and impressive interior make its rivals seem dull in comparison, but rear seat space isn’t great
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If you want a small electric SUV that’s stylish inside and out without sacrificing comfort and practicality, the Peugeot e-2008 is worthy of a spot on your shortlist. And while we used to complain about its range, an update from 2023 means it now goes further between charges.
Any improvements are welcome, because there are plenty of alternatives to consider. The MG ZS EV and Vauxhall Mokka Electric, for example. There’s also the Citroen e-C4 and Kia Niro EV, both of which have smart designs – but the e-2008’s chic, upmarket appeal has them all licked. It’s a bit like wearing a Hermès outfit on the catwalk, rather than something from a high street chain.
As if it wasn’t already the fanciest-looking small electric SUV, the e-2008’s 2023 update made it look even smarter. The key change being the new claw-like running lights in the lower bumper that give it a unique face, while the front grille now gets body-coloured inserts on all but the lowest trim. At the back there are new LED lights and the Peugeot name is scrawled across the bootlid.
Hop inside and you’ll find the style taps are left to flow. A wraparound dashboard is a nice addition, plus there are plenty of high-quality materials used throughout. You’ll have to search hard for anything that feels properly cheap. Further 2023 changes mean you get a bigger and better infotainment screen as standard.
The digital driver’s display is bigger and better, too. However, Peugeot’s commitment to having the dials sit above the small wheel means that you’ll find the view of them blocked in some seating positions. Sounds like a minor point, but it’s worth giving it a go before committing to buying an e-2008.
Unlike some electric cars which are built from the ground up as battery-powered cars, the e-2008 is based on the petrol-powered 2008. That, unfortunately, results in a hefty hump in the rear seats where you would find mechanical bits in that model, which middle-seat passengers will have to straddle. Those sat in the outer seats will also find kneeroom isn’t great, while taller drivers might find their hair brushes against the bit where the roof meets the door.
Sure, the Peugeot e-2008 looks great inside and out, but we also love how comfortable it is compared with other electric SUVs
On the plus side, the boot has no load lip so it’s dead easy to get stuff in and out of, plus its square shape makes it easy to play cargo-loading Tetris. With 435 litres of space to use, it’s fairly good but not massive. The e-C4 and Mokka Electric have less, but the Niro EV can carry more stuff. Spend a bit more and you can have a Skoda Enyaq, which has a massive boot.
The Peugeot’s battery range is pretty average, too. The good news is that, as of 2023, it has increased from 217 miles to 250 miles thanks to a bigger battery pack. For the cash, you can go further in the Kia and a similarly priced MG, while the Citroen and Vauxhall are getting the same battery upgrades as the Peugeot to offer similar range.
As well as a single battery option, there’s just one motor option for the e-2008. It’s now 156hp, which is a bit more than before. However, despite having more power it’s very much designed to offer leisurely performance, even if you pop the car into its sportiest settings.
Sportiness is not the e-2008’s raison d'etre, though. It can be quite fun to steer down a winding road, but it’s much happier cruising along the motorway or in town, where it soaks up bumps with little fuss. This is a very relaxing and comfortable electric SUV to drive.
The Peugeot e-2008 is a real head-turner, and backs this up with a lovely interior, too. Rear seat space is limited and boot capacity is so-so, though the square space does make it more useful. The 2023 update has made it even more stylish, while the extra electric range is welcome, too, if still not quite up with the best you can get for this money.
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What with the Peugeot e-2008 feeling like a premium car inside, it’s perhaps no surprise to learn that it’s not the cheapest option in the small electric SUV market. That crown goes to the MG ZS EV; it’s practical and boasts an impressive range in top-spec models, but it does feel rather cheap inside.
The Peugeot is good value next to the Vauxhall Mokka Electric, which is less practical with a lower range (until the bigger battery arrives) for a similar price. The Skoda Enyaq and its cavernous boot also fall into this price range, and while it doesn’t feel anywhere near as posh, that extra practicality will certainly appeal if you need the space.
The Peugeot e-2008 is very comfortable in town and on the motorway, but it’s not the most fun car in corners
It’s town driving where you’ll find the Peugeot e-2008 to be the most at home. Light steering makes easy work of manoeuvring tight streets and parking. Visibility out of the back isn’t amazing as a result of the partially sloped roofline, but it’s decent out of the front.
A reversing camera comes on top-spec GT models, with top-down and 180-degree views, which all help make squeezing into those tighter spots that much easier. You can add this as an option to Allure models, too.
Comfort is an impressive trait in the e-2008. Electric SUVs can be quite uncomfortable because the high body and heavy batteries require unforgiving suspension systems, but the Peugeot glides over bumps and potholes while barely alerting you to their presence.
On the motorway
This comfort continues on the motorway, where the e-2008 is a relaxing car to drive. Road noise is pretty low, and though there is a touch of wind noise, it’s not unbearable. Cruise control comes as standard but you’ll need to stump up for an optional assistance pack to get an adaptive system.
As well as maintaining a set speed like normal cruise control, adaptive will automatically maintain the distance to the car ahead and adjust and lower its speed accordingly. Super handy if you’re covering long distances. And this option pack also includes a clever system that will keep you in lane if you start to drift across the white lines.
On a twisty road
If you’re looking for backroad fun, the Peugeot e-2008 isn’t going to deliver big. Though you’ll never feel like it's about to fall over, soft-set suspension means that the car leans a lot when you’re cornering hard, which doesn’t give you too much confidence.
And while many electric cars offer thrills through punchy acceleration, the e-2008 gathers speed with all the urgency of a grumpy teenager. It’s not slow, and feels quick enough once you’re on the move, but even in its sporty setting you’re often left underwhelmed when trying to scoot away from a standstill.
No load lip and a square shape make the boot more useful than its capacity suggests, but the rear seats are quite cramped
The Peugeot e-2008’s diminutive stature means it’s not the most spacious car inside. That said, the lovely interior design isn’t just easy on the eyes, it also tricks you into thinking the car is actually quite big and spacious.
However, the devil’s in the details. Taller drivers in particular will find leg space is pretty cramped, especially if you have to push the steering wheel low to see the digital dials. It means knees and hands occasionally compete for space during tight manoeuvres.
Similarly, the door bins are quite small and the door handle makes access trickier than it might otherwise be. The cup holders are fairly deep but quite narrow and the glovebox is small too. Positives are a useful shelf beneath the dashboard where you can put your phone, and a hidden cubby hole just above it to store valuables.
Space in the back seats
It’s not much better in the back seats, either. It’s not like you need to pull off a Houdini-esque escape every time you leave the car, but kneeroom is quite limited and, if you’re in the outer two seats, your head will brush the section where the door meets the roof.
Want to fit three across the back? It’s actually not too bad for shoulder room, but those on the outside will be forced closer to the door where their heads will become even better acquainted with the headlining.
There are ISOFIX points in the outer two seats for a child seat. The door opening is quite narrow, which can make it tricky to fit, but once it’s in there’s plenty of space to the seat in front.
The Peugeot e-2008’s boot is a fairly good size, and its square shape means that it’s easy to make the most of the area on offer, so you’ll have ample room for the weekly shop or some suitcase for a weekend away.
You will also find some under-floor storage, which is useful for putting your cables and any other rarely used items, or you can remove the false floor for a little extra space. With this in place, there’s no load lip, so you can just slide heavy items out.
In terms of capacity, though, the e-2008 is pretty average when compared with the competition. With 435 litres on offer, it has nothing on the Skoda Enyaq’s 585 litres. It’s closer to the Kia Niro EV and MG ZS EV, which have 475 litres and 480 litres respectively. The Citroen e-C4 (380 litres) and Vauxhall Mokka Electric (310 litres) fall well behind the competition.
Fold the rear seats flat and you have 1,467 litres of space, which actually makes it one of the more spacious cars among its alternatives, being considerably more than the Citroen and MG, and a fraction more than the Kia.
The interior’s stylish design is a highlight but the infotainment isn’t particularly intuitive to use
While space and practicality might be a mixed bag for the Peugeot e-2008, there can be no denying that the interior is top notch. Peugeot has its sights set on popular premium brands like Audi and BMW, and it’s not as far away as you might think.
The centre console’s piano black trim looks a bit cheap and some of the chunky buttons lack the modern elegance you expect from pricier models, but otherwise there are squishy plastics in all the right places and everything feels well put together.
That combines with the cool two-tiered design that feels much more special than most other cars at this price point.
The 10.0-inch touchscreen sat atop the dashboard also helps, sporting the latest Peugeot infotainment software. The graphics are sharper and clearer, and make the old system look ancient by comparison. It’s also quick to respond to your inputs, but it’s still far from the most intuitive system out there.
Another unintuitive feature is the shelf of touch-sensitive shortcut buttons. The idea is to make it easier to navigate to menus such as the climate controls and media, but they don’t fall to hand easily and require you to take your eyes off the road to use them.
As of 2023, the Peugeot e-2008 has a 54kWh battery pack, which is slightly bigger than what you will find in previous models. The result is that the official range has increased from 217 miles to 250 miles.
That’s a useful bump, and now means that we’d consider this range to be more acceptable than it is in older models. For context, that’s about the same as an entry level Skoda Enyaq or top-spec MG ZS EV, both of which are similarly priced to the Peugeot.
If range is key, the Kia Niro EV will go 285 miles on a charge, and you can go for a bigger battery in the Skoda to travel comfortably over 300 miles. If you’re looking at the top end of the e-2008’s price range you’re getting closer to a Tesla Model Y, which for a few thousand pounds more will go much further on a charge (and has a bigger boot, too).
When safety board Euro NCAP tested the Peugeot 2008 model range, it awarded the car four out of a possible five stars. That also applies to this electric variant.
You get a basic level of standard safety kit, such as automatic braking that can detect pedestrians walking into your path, while this is upgraded in Allure models to have a night function and adds the ability to spot cyclists. Front passenger ISOFIX points are included for top-spec models.
Adaptive cruise control, which will alter the speed of the car to match those you’re following on the motorway, is an optional extra. You also get Lane Positioning Assist with this, which gives some automatic control over the steering to keep you in the centre of a lane. You’ll still need to keep your hands on the wheel, though.
The Peugeot e-2008 has been on sale for a few years now, and there have been few signs of any reliability concerns. The combustion-engined versions score well in ownership surveys, and the simplicity of the electric powertrain means the e-2008 should give you fewer things to worry about.
From new, the e-2008 is covered by a three-year/60,000-mile warranty which starts from its date of registration. The car’s battery will also be covered by a separate eight-year/100,000-mile warranty should any issues arise in that time. An extended warranty is also available to purchase if your car is less than 10 years old, has covered less than 100,000 miles and is currently covered by a Peugeot warranty.
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