2019 Peugeot 508 First Drive, Price, Performance and Review

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Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, the big, mainstream saloon car was about the only choice for those who needed plenty of space and lots of comfort for long distance driving. Since then, we’ve seen the rise and fall of the MPV followed by the ever increasing popularity of SUVs.

Factor in the increasing popularity of premium brands, and cars like the Peugeot 508, Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia have slid down the sales charts. Despite this, they are still well worth considering. The 508 comes with a range of efficient diesel engines, has plenty of equipment and a decent amount of space in the back, too.

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Over the next few pages, we’ll let you know what it’s like to drive, what it’s like inside and which versions are the best.

The 508’s engine range is refreshingly simple with a choice of either a 1.6-litre diesel or a 2.0-litre diesel with two power outputs. With 118bhp, the 1.6 is no powerhouse but it has enough poke to get up to motorway speeds without too much stress. That said, it’ll struggle once you’ve got the car fully loaded. A slightly vague manual gearbox is standard on Active models with an automatic gearbox optional. Allure and GT Line models with this engine are auto only.

Next is the 2.0-litre with 148bhp that comes only with a manual gearbox. You’ll also have to upgrade to Allure or GT models to get it. It might be a little less efficient than the 1.6, but it’s more flexible and will deal with heavy loads much easier. If you can stretch to it, we’d consider it.

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Finally there’s a 2.0-litre with 178bhp in the automatic-only GT model. It’s the quickest model in the range but it’s also by far the most expensive. Considering it’s not that much faster than the lesser 2.0-litre and that the six-speed automatic gearbox is a bit clunky, we’d avoid this variant.

Whichever engine you go for, the 508 is at its best on the motorway. At a steady cruise, it soaks up crest and compressions in a relaxed manner although sharper obstacles like expansion joints do upset it. At lower speeds, it isn’t quite as composed. It may be softly sprung, but potholes cause it to bobble around.

The larger wheels that higher spec models come with exacerbate this issue. Seeing as even GT models aren’t particularly entertaining in corners, we prefer 508s on the smallest 17in wheels. 508s are definitely best when driven gently, when the decent refinement comes into its own. The engines are quiet and road noise isn’t obtrusive but you do hear the suspension working over bumps.

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