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Peugeot e-2008 review

Good-looking, practical and well-equipped, the Peugeot e-2008 isn't the best in its class, but it's likeable and more than fit for purpose

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£35,900 - £39,850
Fuel Type:
Electric

Pros

  • Decent real-world range
  • No practicality compromises
  • Cheaper than rivals

Cons

  • Unexciting to drive
  • Three-pin cable costs extra
  • Average infotainment graphics
Car type Range Wallbox charge time  Rapid charge time 
Electric214 miles7hrs 15mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)27mins (10-80%, 100kW) 

Peugeot e-2008 verdict

The Peugeot e-2008 is an attractive small electric SUV with a practical real-world range and an interior that’s like nothing else in its class. Unfortunately, that cabin is plagued by an awkward driving position – one of a handful of things that hold the e-2008 back from competing with the top mainstream EV contenders. A facelifted model is on the way, which should hopefully fix some of this car’s failings, although for what is a £25k SUV in petrol form, the e-2008 is rather expensive.

Range details, specs and alternatives

The Peugeot e-2008 is – for now – the maker’s only electric SUV and is essentially a jacked-up version of the e-208 supermini. This means it falls into the competitive compact electric SUV segment, which is already rife with strong offerings such as the Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and MG ZS EV.

Peugeot comes under the umbrella of parent company Stellantis, which also owns the likes of Citroen, DS, Jeep and Vauxhall. All four brands also make small electric SUVs, with the e-2008 sharing its parts with – as well as competing against – the Citroen e-C4, DS 3 E-Tense, Jeep Avenger and Vauxhall Mokka Electric.

A facelift for the Peugeot e-2008 was announced in 2023 which brings a tweaked exterior design as well as an upgraded powertrain – as seen in the Avenger. This comprises a 154bhp electric motor (up from 134bhp) and a battery that’s increased in size from 51kWh to 54kWh. This results in a range boost up to 254 miles on the WLTP tests (from 214 miles), which is a welcome improvement, given rivals such as the Smart #1 till now offer much greater range figures than the Peugeot.

As before, the Peugeot e-2008 gets 100kW rapid charging capability as standard, which is a faster maximum speed than what’s found in some small EV rivals like the aforementioned Kia and MG. Peugeot says it’s possible to top-up the e-2008 in as little as half an hour if you’re connected to a compatible public DC charger.

Given there’s only one powertrain on offer, the only real decision facing e-2008 buyers is which of the three trim levels to choose from: Active, Allure or GT. Even the base Active comes well equipped with LED headlights, automatic air conditioning, a central touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and rear parking sensors. The Allure is our pick of the range with its larger touchscreen with built-in sat-nav, digital dials and reversing camera. Sitting at the top of the lineup is the GT model with its adaptive LED lights, heated front seats and part-leatherette upholstery – although it is quite expensive.

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