The Peugeot 2008 is competing in an increasingly crowded segment, so it needs to stand out for all the right reasons.
Based on exterior design and personal preferences, I think the Peugeot takes the lead among the competition. It isn’t perfect, however. Up close, the front-end design works well, but when I have seen 2008s driving towards me on the road the grille looks just a little too small for the body.
Inside, the Peugeot LED track, a laser-engraved lighting track in the roof which emits a soft white light at night, continues to attract praise as one of the favourite features among passengers. Even though it has been in regular use during the evenings, its effects haven’t worn off. I still smile when I turn the ignition. And if a car can deliver that, I am happy.
But I have found there are niggles with our crossover. Having just moved out of the 308 and its magic carpet ride, I have noticed the 2008’s less forgiving suspension doesn’t filter out road imperfections as well as its larger sibling.
However, other road tests I have read suggest that the ride is improved compared to the 208 on which our car is based.