Winner of the ‘Style Award’ at the 2018 carwow 2018 awards, PEUGEOT 508 is the radical saloon that doesn’t compromise on design. The 118bhp 1.6-litre gives it a towing limit of 1,475kg, while the 148bhp 2.0-litre sees the number rise to 1,875kg - the highest capacity in the range. However, the boot trails rivals for size and interior storage options aren't very well thought out. Overall, the boot is a decent size at 473 litres, but it seems small compared to the 540-litre boot of the Ford Mondeo or the 586 litres on offer in the Volkswagen Passat - although both of these cars are hatchbacks, and innately more practical as a result. As is usually the case, the 508’s capability as a tow car is determined by your engine choice.
Request a 508 test drive today so you can experience the unique blend of style and innovation yourself. In the back, both head and legroom are very good, even for tall adults, and the central seat isn’t quite the afterthought you might expect, as there’s enough shoulder room and space in the footwell for most passengers to feel comfortable. The 508’s window pillars also don’t obstruct too much of your view, so overall visibility is good. Although the cabin is spacious, it’s hamstrung by limited storage spaces. However, the 508’s actual boot opening is large for a saloon and the lip is quite small, so getting awkward items in or out shouldn’t be too much trouble. The 178bhp automatic can tow 1,575kg, possibly limited by its gearbox, but this should still be enough to tow a medium-sized caravan. “The new PEUGEOT 508 is finally here! Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide, 2020 scrappage schemes: the complete guide, New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport gets 296bhp and racetrack mode, Copyright © Dennis Publishing Limited 2020.
The glovebox is pretty small, too, so you may have to find somewhere else for anything larger than a small map or large bottle.
The door bins are large enough to pass Carbuyer’s stringent ‘big bottle’ test, but they’re awkwardly placed, so reaching into them can be a pain, particularly if you’re driving. The 508 saloon is 4.79 m (189 in) long, while the 508 SW (estate) is 4.81 m (189 in) long. The Peugeot 508’s 4.8-metre length helps it out here, as there’s loads of space inside. All rights reservedCarbuyer™ is a registered trade mark. The Peugeot 508 ’s 4.8-metre length helps it out here, as there’s loads of space inside. Space inside is generous thanks in part to the 508’s dimensions. Following the success of our latest major launches and our SUV offensive with the PEUGEOT 2008, 3008 and 5008 models, we needed a vision for the large PEUGEOT saloon that would continue to shake up the market with a vehicle that rivals the best. It’s about the same size as a Ford Mondeo, so there’s plenty of room. Plus, the cup-holders attached to the dashboard have no base, so smaller bottles and cups will simply fall through. After a few initial leaked spyshots, the first definitive details and images leaked to the web on 12 July 2010. Occupants aren’t going to struggle for head or legroom regardless of whether they're sitting in the front or back. Packed with advanced technological innovations, an outstanding driving experience is guaranteed. It’s about the same size as a Ford Mondeo, so there’s plenty of room. Compared to the Peugeot 407, the 508 has a shorter front overhang and a longer rear passenger compartment.