Peugeot 508 SW 2.0 HDI (2012) long-term test review (2023)

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Month 12 running a 508 – the final verdict on our time in the 508 SW

It’s au revoir to the grand voiture this month, and as I watch the collection driver slowly check for damage around the vehicle that has been my personal transport for the last eight months – and silently curse me for leaving it with an almost empty tank – I reflect on my feelings. This car ticked many boxes for me. Large, diesel, estate, well equipped, smooth riding, economical. On paper it was a great match, but as I catch a last glimpse of the pretty rear end with its red LED lights, I feel no sorrow for the departure. We just didn’t click.

Its strengths are many and persuasive. It’s leagues away from the quality levels found in Peugeot’s past efforts in so many ways – fit and finish, panel alignments, interior materials, contact points and switchgear feel are all high grade. The 163bhp 2.0-litre HDi engine is a strong performer and has also proved extremely economical – more so than I’d expected over our 15,000-mile test. The mpg averaged close to mid-40s overall, and with a huge 75-litre tank I was regularly achieving over 700 miles between fuel stops. The CO2 figure for the manual gearbox version is a healthy 129g/km, rising to 149g/km if you go for the auto.

For its price-point the car is well equipped, though if I was spending my own money I would be tempted to drop down a trim level from my ‘Allure’ to the ‘Active’ and save £2000. I would miss out on the keyless entry, but it hasn’t been 100% reliable anyway. Folding mirrors, slightly bigger wheels and electric seats I could also live without. French cars sell on price, and I can’t see many owners spending upward of £25,000 on this car. If you go for a 508 with a list price in the low-20s and bag yourself a good discount from a dealer or broker (four to five grand off seems to be the current norm) then you have a car that really makes sense as refined, economical family transport for Kia Ceed money.

That verdict comes straight from the head. If I speak from the heart, then I have to say I didn’t love the car. The reasons are many and varied. There was not one thing that I really hated or couldn’t live with, but so many aspects either annoyed on a daily basis or just left me cold.

Despite the apparently high quality, gremlins were present in the sat-nav and keyless entry system. The switchgear was confusing in layout and function, with an iDrive-style controller that robbed any storage space from the centre console. After eight months I never got used to the parking brake button hidden to the right of the steering wheel. That’s because it’s a stupid place to put it. The trip computer, meanwhile, was an optimist and caused me to run out of fuel more than once. I was driven mad by the lack of any storage in the cabin, eventually resorting to a rubber mat laid over the heated seat controls as a home for my phone.

On the plus side, the car was comfy and practical, the boot capacious and well shaped, the seats large and supportive. It was an easy car to drive for long periods; functional but never fun at the wheel.

I was dismissive of big French cars at the start of this long-term test and make no excuses about being a badge snob. We choose and buy cars based on more than price and function. The car itself may have exceeded my (admittedly low) expectations, but the Peugeot brand did not. I spend my working life around people who are interested in cars. A cute new little Clio or 208 may attract admiring glances, but the 508 SW might as well have been invisible. No one asked me what it was like. No one cared.

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By Mark Fagelson

Month 11 running a Peugeot 508 – how improved is the 508 over a Peugeot 407?

The taxi to the airport arrives promptly outside my door at 4am. A silver Peugeot 407 SW – the predecessor to my own car – it’s driven by Ray.
An unexpected opportunity to compare and contrast with the latest incarnation of the Pug estate, I think.

I climb in the back. Wow. This could be my car’s dad. lt’s a high-spec model with full black leather, sat-nav, parking sensors, panoramic roof and cup holders. Ray is a man of few words, reluctant to elaborate on the levels of ‘on-the-limit’ grip and failing to provide me with a single animal-based simile to describe the handling.

The ride is terrible, the seats are flat and hard and the car bangs and crashes over potholes. If my 508 felt like this I would assume the tyres had been stolen off the rims in the night. It’s like being in the back of a Transit van. In time I drift into a light snooze, soon broken by the sensation of heavy braking, swerving and Ray swearing profusely. There’s a loud thump as we make impact with an animal. Yes, two months after Ben Whitworth knocked off one of the Surrey chapter in his Mini Coupe (CAR, October), CAR has inadvertently doubled its tally in our own personal badger cull.

I decide not to go back to sleep, choosing instead to inform Ray that my new model had made huge leaps in interior quality, banishing forever the cheap plastics and flimsy switchgear that blighted cars like his. Ray seems suddenly defensive, asserting that the 407 is the best cab he has ever had, being well equipped, good on diesel and very comfy (from the front seat at least).
As we pull up at the terminal Ray says he’s planning to buy the new 508 as a replacement at some point. He likes the look of the new car – bigger and with a prettier front end. Mind you, any other car’s going to look good when you’ve got a badger stuck in your front grille.

by Mark Fagelson

Month 10 running a Peugeot 508 – to buy or not to buy

It’s coming up on the tenth month of life with the 508 SW. Long enough to get a measure of the vehicle. Long enough to admire the fine qualities therein and curse the flaws I have found. Long enough, I feel, to pop the big question: would I buy one?

My head says maybe. Sometimes a writer runs a long-term vehicle that doesn’t quite fit his requirements. Witness Andy Franklin gamely trying to bond with the Nissan Cube a couple of years back. No such mismatch for me. The 508 SW suits me well on the face of it. It’s got space and economy. It looks smart and modern and has plenty of gadgets.

I couldn’t buy one though. The heart says buy German. At £25,545 as we see it here it’s not cheap. A base model BMW 3-series Touring is £26,000, and I’m sure I could just learn to live without gadgets. Wait just a minute though, this is a Peugeot! Maybe I’m not comparing like with like. The French brands are famous for their keen pricing. No one pays list price – an online broker will get you more than £5k off the ticket price without breaking sweat. Try asking for that kind of deal over at the Beemer showroom and see how you’re treated.

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Secondhand the prices tumble further. Let’s say you were in the market for a car similar to mine? Same trim and engine as my car, one year old, 7000 miles. Yours for £15,989 before you even start to haggle. Would I buy one? For this sort of money it suddenly makes a lot of sense.

by Mark Fagelson

Month 9 running a Peugeot 508 – Five flaws of our Peugeot 508

Let’s not make a big deal over this, but I’ve had some problems with the big Peugeot recently. Nothing major, no biggie, just a few niggles. Yes it’s a new car but, as regular readers of these pages will testify, new cars go wrong too. Ben Barry’s disastrous experience with his M5 bears testimony to that! The fact that you can take them back to the dealer and have a moan offers little comfort.

Our Cars gives a useful peek into the problems and pitfalls of new-car ownership. It was with good reason that I have previously in these pages made mention of the fact that both my Mini Countryman long-termer and the recently departed (and sorely missed) Skoda Superb were almost flaw-free.

Enough of my flannelling: it’s high time I dished the dirt with a countdown of the top five faults on my 508SW!
1. Oil warning light. The car says it need oil. I check the oil level. It’s fine. Car says oil level correct. Repeat every week or so until exasperated.
2. Sat-nav screen. The car starts, the screen stays black. Comes on after a minute or so. Sometimes shuts off randomly. Repeat every few weeks until infuriated.
3. Sticky clutch pedal. Pedal goes all sticky when changing gear on the motorway. Bit scary at the time. Fine after restarting car.
Never repeated.
4. Keyless entry. The car lets me in with the key in my pocket. I press the start button. The car says key not present and won’t start. Repeat daily with annoying variations of (not) locking, unlocking, starting engine, stopping engine, until you arrive at the end of your tether.
5. Fuel range. I’m getting low on petrol. Fortunately the car has a trip computer showing miles left in tank. I monitor this constantly and carefully. Car runs out of fuel on busy dual-carriageway with 18 miles showing in the tank. Repeat until you have learned your lesson (in my case twice) or your shed is full of green plastic jerrycans. Or until you begin to have recurring nightmares involving the throttling of French car engineers.

by Mark Fagelson

Economydriving in the 508 – 30 May 2012

Those of us who find no pleasure in regularly spending over £100 at the petrol station eternally search for that elusive balance of power and economy in a vehicle. BMW hit the nail on the head over ten years back with the 320d, and now in my view Peugeot follows this winning formula with our long term 508 SW.

The 2.0 HDI engine is a peach, with the vital eco statistics of 56.4mpg and 130g/km being achieved with a healthy 163bhp. More importantly, as the weeks turn to months I seem to be achieving real-world mpg figures well into the mid 40s. This is better than expected, especially as recent far-flung shoots have called for fast motorway averages and a boot loaded up to the gunwhales. If I had the time or patience to sit at sub seventy speeds then I feel sure 50+ mpg would be the order of the day.

The only chink in the armoury of the 508’s2.0 HDI engine is a laziness at low revs. Hitting the gas when pulling out at junctions while rolling in second gear has left me going nowhere a few times, as I’m caught off-boost with tallish gearing. I guess I need to get used to the characteristics of the set-up, but I don’t think it odd to expect a car to pull away in second if it’s on the move.

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I’m still struggling with the switchgear, though. I love the look and feel of the interior – the seats are amazing – but the controls are just badly planned at many levels; from the use of interior space to the operation of buttons and menu systems. The dearth of cubby holes has driven me to purchase a cheap rubber mat to lay my phone on when driving. This square of sticky rubber lays uncomfortably over the heated seat controls but gives the phone a home of sorts.

The 508 SW estate is proving good in so many ways, yet I’m not warming to it as I should. The solidity and quality of the exterior and interior has impressed as has the mile-munching refinement, but the interior layout and controls grate on a daily basis and a few things are going wrong with the car. More on thoseto follow.

By Mark Fagelson

The 508 SW has arrived! 30 April 2012

The Peugeot 508 SW arrived today to take the place of a much beloved and recently departed Skoda Superb. Both big diesel estates, both costing around £25k. The Superb pleased on all fronts and gives a good basis for comparison.

The big Pug looks great sat on the driveway – it’s all high waistline, big 18in wheels, tints and chrome surrounds. With the exception of the familiarly ugly Peugeot nose it’s a good looking set of wheels and makes the Skoda look staid in comparison.

I’ve not had a chance for a proper drive yet, but a brief spin around the block revealed the lively 163bhp engine and a smooth, refined big car feel. Quoted mpg is 56.4, which seems great for the power on offer. I look forward to seeing how the real-world figures compare to the Eco-spec 105bhp engine of the Greenline Skoda.

The interior quality of the Peugeot 508 SW looks and feels great, with fixtures and fittings befitting a car of this size and cost. The switches and controls may take some getting used to –the steering wheel in particular being in possession of more buttons thanmy TV remote.

Boot space looks great.I was bracing myself for disappointment after the vast Skoda but the space on offer in the 508 SW looks great. To mydelight I even found levers in the boot that drop the back seats to instantly offer a huge, flat floor. Hiding under the floor is a spare tyre, which as time goes by is becoming rarer than you might think on new cars. My father-in-law recently left his Audi Q5 on the hard shoulder while the nice man from the AA took him on a shopping trip to the nearest Kwik Fit.

If I can get my head around a new and unfamiliar set of buttons, I think me and the Peugeot willget on just fine.

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By Mark Fagelson

Looking forward to our Peugeot 508 SW – 16 March 2012

Soon to arrive on the CAR long-term test fleet is a new Peugeot 508 SW. The 508 is a direct replacement for the 407, but high-spec models have replaced that French ministerial favourite, the bigger 607 – and, whisper it, are there to alsoattract the odd soul who doesn’t default to a German exec.

The 508 was well received at launch in 2011, plus Peugeot had already impressed the press with its svelte RCZ coupe, and recent early drives of the new 208 supermini prove Peugeot is definitely getting its act together. So, time to see whether initial positive impressions of the 508endure…

Our 508 is the SW estate, so there’s plenty of room for all my photographic gear. And it’s got the 161bhp 2.0 HDi engine. For a boy that’s used to a 104bhp fuel-sipping Superb, I think heady times might be ahead. Versus the Skoda’s official 64.2mpg and 114g/km CO2, the more powerful Peugeot isn’t quite as parsimonious (with 56.4mpg and 130g/km) but it’ll be interesting to see what difference there is betweenthe fuel figures returned in the real world.

The Allure trim level of our 508 SW is one step down from the top-of-the-range GT, and offers plenty of kit as standard. Highlights include auto and electric everything (windows, mirrors, lights), a gargantuan panoramic roof, part-leather trim, heated front seats, keyless entry and go, and rather dashing 18in alloys. That’s £25,105.

Beyond that we’ve spent £450 on ‘Aluminium’ metallic paint and £1215 on a pack that bundles together sat-nav, Bluetooth, a colour head-up display and Peugeot Connect SOS, which I presume to be a roadside pack of French lions at my disposal.

I have never owned a Peugeot, and only driven a handful in my time so I’m looking forward to seeing what the French brand has to offer me. This is, after all, my favorite type of car: a diesel estate with plenty of space, but it has a tough act to follow after the utter faultlessness of my current car, that big, white Skoda Superb.

By Mark Fagelson


Is Peugeot 508 SW 2012 reliable? ›

Peugeot 508 reliability

The car's build quality, seat comfort and running costs were praised, but a 109th-place finish for reliability indicates the 508 isn't as dependable as many owners would like.

Are Peugeot 508 2012 reliable? ›

Thus far, the 508 has been a reliable choice with none of the front suspension woes that so afflicted the 407. Make sure the car has had the updates to the software carried out so that it can interface with the latest iPod and iPhones.

Is 2.0 HDI reliable? ›

The 2.0HDi engine turned out to be the least unreliable from the PSA. The engine makes no surprises - it has problems typical of modern turbo diesels, turbines, floating flywheels, injection (mainly high pressure pumps), EGR valves and flow meters.

What are the common problems with Peugeot 508? ›

Peugeot 508 Common Problems and Solutions
  • Slow to Brake. Problem: ...
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  • Water In Boot. Problem: ...
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  • Automatic handbrake problem. Problem: ...
  • Window wiper problem. Problem: ...
  • Sat Nav problem. Problem: ...
  • It's Very Warm Inside The Car. Problem:

How long will a Peugeot diesel engine last? ›

A Heavy Duty diesel engine as found on Class 8 truck routinely last between 600,000 and 1,200,000 miles (at full load) before an overhaul. A medium-duty diesel engine found in class 4, 5 and 6 trucks has a lower life expectancy of 450,000 to 700,000 miles.

Are Peugeot engines good? ›

It's an impressive claim, especially when you consider that it means 23% of all Peugeot cars reported zero faults. And that means almost a quarter of all Peugeot cars are, in effect, completely faultless. Throughout the study, it was found that the industry average stood at 119 faults per 100 cars.

How many miles can a Peugeot 508 do? ›

The best economy figures in the 508 range come from the plug-in hybrid 225 model. The PHEV is able to travel between 33-39 miles solely on electric power, with claimed combined fuel consumption of 166-235mpg.

Do Peugeots hold their value? ›

Peugeot were found to hold their value the least after the firm looked at 150 of the most popular cars to work out which cars represent a bargain second-hand - and which ones have barely moved in price.

What is the most reliable car made in 2012? ›

8 Most Dependable Cars of 2012
  • Best midsize: Ford Fusion. ...
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  • Volvo. S-80. ...
  • Best large car: Buick Lucerne. Buick ranked ninth among all brands, with 125 problems per 100 vehicles.
Feb 21, 2012

How long will a 2.0 diesel engine last? ›

But an amazing fact is that diesel engines can run for 1,000,000-1,500,000 miles before needing any major diesel repairs. If kept well-maintained, a diesel engine can be driven for about 30 years or more.

Is the HDi engine good? ›

Particularly attractive (and effective) front lamp units identify the current 308 models. The HDi engine pulls well, and delivers excellent fuel economy. The built-in stop and start technology reduces in-town fuel consumption and emissions.

Is The Peugeot HDi reliable? ›

The HDi's have been around for 6 or 7 years now. They are generally very reliable and will cover big mileages without any trouble. The main issue with them is the crankshaft pulley is a metal and rubber component and the rubber tends to split away from the metal and this can throw the cambelt off.

Is the Peugeot 508 a reliable car? ›

Indeed, Euro NCAP awarded it five stars out of five, with very high ratings for adult and child occupant protection. Two Isofix child-seat points are fitted to the outer rear seats. In our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, Peugeot finished down in equal 22nd out of 30 car makers in the manufacturers table.

Why did Peugeot fail in the US? ›

Peugeot exited the U.S. market in 1991, driven out by a recession, slumping sales and the rising costs of U.S. regulations. The company had sold just 4,292 cars in 1990, nearly 80 percent below 1984 levels.

Which Peugeot is the most reliable? ›

Peugeot's reliable reputation is based on various different factors, and lots of them revolve around the affordability of the brand. The smaller models of Peugeot especially tend to be regarded as both affordable and highly reliable, particularly models such as the Peugeot 107, 206, and 308.

Is 5 year old diesel still good? ›

Diesel fuel can only be stored from 6 to 12 months on average — sometimes longer under the best conditions. Generally, to prolong the life of the quality of stored diesel fuel, it should be: Kept cool at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit; Treated with biocides and stabilizers.

What is the longest lasting diesel? ›

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  • 2008 Ford F-250.

What happens after 10 years of diesel cars? ›

10 year old diesel cars still banned

To ensure that this rule is strictly followed, all the registering authorities and RTO offices in New Delhi can issue a no-objection certificate (NOC) for the transfer of such older vehicles to other states, where this rule is not in effect as of now. This ban is still applicable.

Are Peugeot expensive to fix? ›

Peugeot and Toyota cars have been identified as the most expensive to repair, according to internal data from

Is Peugeot worth buying? ›

While Peugeot models have some issues, overall their cars and the brand as a whole are very dependable. Their reliability indexes for their most popular cars are low, though their repair costs can be quite expensive. However, they are still not as expensive as some of their rivals.

Which is the best Peugeot 508 engine? ›

Plug-in hybrid power brings together a 1.6-litre petrol engine, along with a 11.8kWh battery which supplies a 108bhp electric motor. Total output is 222bhp, with 0-62mph covered in 8.3 seconds. As you might expect, the Hybid 360 PSE model is the quickest 508 model, dispatching the 0-62mph benchmark in 5.2 seconds.

Is Peugeot a high end brand? ›

PEUGEOT's new identity asserts its positioning as an innovative high-end generalist brand.

Does a Peugeot 508 have a timing belt or chain? ›

All engines used in the Peugeot 508 (there were at least two engine options) use a timing belt, not a chain.

Can a car go 500000 miles? ›

Depending on how well you treat your car, you could potentially reach over 500,000 miles. In fact, there's a driver whose car reached even more than that. Check out this short video to take a look!

Where does Peugeot rank in the world? ›

PEUGEOT improved its ranking by four places to eighth position for customer satisfaction by owners in the Driver Power survey 2020. With an overall satisfaction rating of 89.87%, PEUGEOT is just 0.98% behind Lexus, ranked number 1 in the survey.

Is Peugeot a cheap brand? ›

They're well known for being affordable and reliable family cars and city runabouts and one of the things that attracts people to a Peugeot is that they're generally relatively cheap cars to insure.

What is the most devalued car? ›

Vehicles that Depreciate the Most
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1Nissan LEAF65.1%
2BMW i363.1%
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What is considered high mileage for a 2012 car? ›

What is considered high mileage on a car? Often, 100,000 miles is considered a cut-off point for used cars because older vehicles often start requiring more expensive and frequent maintenance when mileage exceeds 100,000.

What is good mileage for a 2012 used car? ›

There's no rule to how many miles on a used car is too much, but by attempting to stick to the 12,000 miles per year rule is a great place to start. Find out how old the car is, multiple the number of years by 12,000, and if the number on the odometer is significantly higher than that, some concern might be warranted.

What are the most reliable cars at 10 years old? ›

Reliability of small cars aged six to 15 years old
  • Toyota Yaris 2011-2020. 98.5%
  • Suzuki Swift 2010-2017. 97.8%
  • Mazda 2 2007-2015. 96.5%
  • Volkswagen Up 2012-present. 95.4%
  • Audi A1 2010-2018. 95.3%
  • Kia Picanto 2011-2017. 93.5%
  • Dacia Sandero 2013-2020. 93.0%
  • Honda Jazz 2008-2015. 92.9%
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Is the 2.0 engine reliable? ›

The 2.0T TSI was a fairly reliable engine, but it does have a list of common problems. This article will outline the common VW engine problems and how to detect them. This engine uses direct injection to spray the fuel into the engine's cylinders. The fuel injectors the piece that sprays the fuel.

Will a little gas hurt a diesel engine? ›

As little as 1% gasoline contamination will lower the diesel flash point by 18 degrees C. This means the diesel fuel will prematurely ignite in the diesel engine, which can lead to engine damage. Gasoline contamination can also damage the fuel pump and mess up diesel injectors.

Is 100000 miles a lot for a diesel engine? ›

Diesel Rule 1: NEVER buy high mileage

To be clear - avoid diesel cars with over 100,000 miles on the clock. Just avoid them.

What does HDi mean on Peugeot? ›

HDi – a diesel engine (HDi stands for High-pressure direct injection) eHDi – a diesel engine with start /stop technology. The engine cuts out when the vehicle comes to a standstill (such as at traffic lights) and restarts when the accelerator is depressed.

Who makes HDi engine? ›

The PSA Group sells a variety of diesel automobile engines with the HDi (high-pressure direct injection) designation. Earlier versions were exclusive to Peugeot and Citroën. In 1998, PSA entered into a joint venture with the Ford Motor Company to produce a range of new diesel engines.

Who makes the most reliable diesel engine? ›

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Do Peugeot make good diesel engines? ›

Peugeot diesel engine prowess is legendary. They made excellent XD engines when no one could imagine fitting a diesel to a saloon.

Are HDi engines Turbo? ›

With the high amount of carbon build-up these Peugeot HDI engines can suffer from oil blockages. They have oil pipes to and from the turbo which lets the oil pass, keeping the bearings inside the turbo lubricated.

When should the timing belt be changed on a Peugeot 508? ›

Timing Belt Kit Peugeot 508

In general, you need to change the timing belt kit of your 508 every five years or every 74.500 miles. To make sure, always check your owner's manufacturer manual as well.

What engine is in a Peugeot 508 2012? ›

The 2012 Peugeot 508 was sold with engines that range in size from 1.6L to 2.2L and from turbocharged four-cylinders to turbocharged four-cylinders.

Where is the Peugeot 508 built? ›

The 508 was officially launched at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. PSA Peugeot Citroën build the 508 in China in partnership with Dongfeng Motor.

What is the most unreliable car brand in America? ›

Tesla, Jeep, Genesis, and Volkswagen among the most unreliable car brands – report
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Can you own a Peugeot in the US? ›

Peugeot was the last French automaker to sell cars in the U.S., but it hasn't operated dealers here since the late 1980s. Citroën puttered out of the American market in 1974. Both French brands have relatively strong footholds in Europe and South America, and Peugeots are even sold as far north as Mexico.

Can you drive a Peugeot in the US? ›

FIRST you could not legally import a Renault, Peugeot or Citroen as they are not certified in the USA to circulate. They do not comply to the DOT security bumpers and all others securities required on that model Year of production; Nor do they have EPA Certification for that model year.

Is Volkswagen better than Peugeot? ›

The VW is still, realistically, the better car of the two, and review scores on carwow corroborate this fact. Its objective qualities – space, refinement, comfort – are better than the Peugeot. But the Peugeot does have a healthy dose of French chic and plenty more options for really making it your own.

Is Peugeot made by Toyota? ›

The resulting company is called TPCA (Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile). It manufactures the Citroën C1, Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo. This joint venture was ended in late 2020 and has been takeover by Toyota in early 2021.

Is Peugeot owned by Toyota? ›

Peugeot (UK: /ˈpɜːʒoʊ/, US: /p(j)uːˈʒoʊ/ ( listen), French: [pøʒo] ( listen)) is a French brand of automobiles owned by Stellantis.

Is the new Peugeot 508 reliable? ›

Indeed, Euro NCAP awarded it five stars out of five, with very high ratings for adult and child occupant protection. Two Isofix child-seat points are fitted to the outer rear seats. In our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, Peugeot finished down in equal 22nd out of 30 car makers in the manufacturers table.

Are Peugeot good reliable cars? ›

Peugeot's reliable reputation is based on various different factors, and lots of them revolve around the affordability of the brand. The smaller models of Peugeot especially tend to be regarded as both affordable and highly reliable, particularly models such as the Peugeot 107, 206, and 308.

What problems does a 2011 Peugeot 508 have? ›

What are the most common problems with a used Peugeot 508 saloon? Early examples were reported to have problems with water leaking into the boot, while there were also issues with the electronics, parking brake and hill-start assist system.

Is PEUGEOT worth buying? ›

While Peugeot models have some issues, overall their cars and the brand as a whole are very dependable. Their reliability indexes for their most popular cars are low, though their repair costs can be quite expensive. However, they are still not as expensive as some of their rivals.

Are Puretech engines reliable? ›

While the diesels tend to be more reliable than the petrols, the Puretech and VTi petrol engines fitted to the Citroen DS3 are fairly reliable units providing they are looked after properly from a servicing perspective, and preventative maintenance is performed on-time.


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