Peugeot e-2008 practicality & boot space

A good-sized boot and plenty of passenger space make the Peugeot e-2008 a decent family car

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Practicality & boot space rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£35,900 - £40,210
Fuel Type:
Electric
LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
4,300mm1,987mm1,550mm434/1,467 litres

Practicality is important in this class, and the e-2008 doesn’t disappoint. The 434-litre boot is a good size and shape, and loses nothing to its petrol and diesel-powered counterparts. There’s easily enough space for a chunky buggy or leggy dog; the weekly shop will be no challenge. 

It’s well worth going for the variable boot floor that’s standard on all but entry-level cars, as it not only creates a useful cable storage area, it also levels out the boot floor with the load lip and 60:40 split-folding rear seats. If you regularly fold the seats down to carry longer items, this feature will be worth its weight in gold.

There’s a decent amount of room for two average-sized adults to get comfortable in the back seats, and the raised ride height and lofty roofline make it easy to bend in and wrestle with a child’s car seat. Mind you, there’s no central armrest in the back seats, the middle-seat occupant must perch on a hard squab and is squeezed for elbow room. Getting in and out isn’t all that elegant either; it’s easy to trip into the car over the high sill. In winter, you’ll be pleased that the sills are covered by the doors, though – the dirt stays outside and won’t get onto the back of your legs when you climb out.

Peugeot e-2008 interior space, storage & comfort

The e-2008 has a roomy-feeling cabin that enhances its semi-SUV standing, even if a Nissan Leaf is actually just as spacious. The electronic parking brake leaves an uncluttered area ahead of the front armrest, which lifts to reveal a central cubbyhole. A recessed storage area at the base of the dashboard is great for holding your phone; on GT and GT Premium cars this area houses the wireless charging pad. It’s a shame that the glovebox isn’t very usable, on account of the location of the fusebox under the bonnet.

Boot space

At 434 litres, the e-2008’s boot capacity can't quite match that of the Kia Niro EV, but there is still usefully more than you get in something like a Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf. It’s a good shape, too, and you can extend the luggage space by folding the 60:40 split rear seats. Be sure to add the variable boot floor if it’s not standard, as it creates a useful cable storage area that’s lacking otherwise, as well as raising the floor to be flush with the folded seats and boot lip.

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