I LOVE the Peugeot 2008! It's a small SUV that for our family of four was practical, fun and a fantastic drive! The one tested here is the mid-spec GT version.
When you think family car everyone automatically thinks big seven-seat SUV. The Peugeot 2008 is here to prove this is definitely not the case, so much so that I want one for my family car! We all LOVED it! Think fun, free and nippy, not frumpy Mum car. You don't drive the 2008, you wear it, like one of those outfits that make you feel a million dollars and that anything is possible!
It started with the front lights that flash when the car unlocks and you can turn them on and off on the key fob too, fun and practical for going to and from the car at night.
So much consideration has gone into the design of both the exterior and interior of the Peugeot 2008, it is a pleasure to be in.
The size and shape of the steering wheel is something I really like about the Peugeot 2008. Being smaller than you would find in most brands of car as well as thinner so it feels like it fits more comfortably in your hands. It also sits lower so your arms are in a more relaxed driving position.
Also, the seats have beautifully contrasted fabric, trims and stitching.
The two sets of ISOFix in the two outer rear seats are behind the most delicately concealed zips I have ever seen in a car interior and remind me more of something from my past life as a clothing designer!
When it comes to installing child seats, there are top tether anchorages in little slits on the back of all three seatbacks. They are behind the seat back fabric and easily accessible through the boot.
We were able to fit two child seats nicely in the back of the Peugeot 2008. There was no room to squeeze a third child seat in the central seat and I could not fit between them in the central seat either.
When it comes to legroom we found the Peugeot 2008 surprisingly practical for our family. My tall 188cm-tall hubby could fit in the passenger seat in front of the rear-facing child seat and I could sit in front of the forward-facing child seat to drive and I'm 162cm. Hubby did drive a few times but it really didn't give our poor forward-facing five-year-old daughter any legroom so I would recommend up to about a 175cm driver for everyone to be comfortable.
The storage is quite minimal and compact throughout the Peugeot 2008. There is a wireless phone charging tray in the front…
… two cup holders…
… and a small central console box. Both the front and back door bins are large enough to store a large refillable water bottle. You can read more details about the storage in the expandable section at the end of this review summary.
The boot floor of the 2021 Peugeot 2008 drops down about 10cm, which makes a really big difference when fitting prams into the boot space.
It just gives that added depth so you do not have to remove the parcel shelf as you do in so many other small SUVs.
The boot floor is nice and flat so it is perfect for an emergency nappy change or for carrying your family dog.
The media system in the Peugeot 2008 is nice and modern to use, it has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
And you control the air conditioning through the media screen too.
However, there are no air vents in the back of the Peugeot 2008 which our kids did find a little too stuffy.
The inbuilt sat-nav can be displayed in the driver's display screen too which makes it much easier to follow whilst driving.
You can clearly see your fuel range on the driver's display too.
The reversing camera in the Peugeot 2008 is quite small and pixellated but the overhead image really helps with parking and manoeuvring too.
The Peugeot 2008 has a good seatbelt removal visual in the ceiling, so you know who has removed theirs.
The Peugeot 2008 scored a five-star ANCAP safety rating in 2019 and has six airbags as standard including dual frontal, side chest and side head. It also has seatbelt reminders for all three rows of seats.