Peugeot e-2008 review: boot space, seating & practicality
A good-sized boot and plenty of passenger space make the Peugeot e-2008 a decent family car
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Practicality is important in this class, and the e-2008 doesn’t disappoint. The electric Peugeot’s boot is a good size and loses nothing to its petrol and diesel-powered counterparts. There’s enough space for a small dog or buggy in the boot, while two adults will be more than comfortable in the second row of seats.
Peugeot e-2008 interior space, storage & comfort
Despite being based on the Peugeot e-208 supermini, the e-2008 certainly earns its SUV status inside thanks to its roomy cabin. The rear seats are more than spacious enough to carry two adults; there are three seatbelts in the back, but you’d only want to carry an extra passenger on short journeys – a Kia Niro EV struggles a bit less in this regard.
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.
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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictGood-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
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Peugeot e-2008 doesn't offer the longest range in the class, but it's competitive and has 100kW rapid-charging capability
- 3Running costsThe Peugeot e-2008 is more expensive than its petrol counterpart, but it’s competitively priced compared to rivals and should be cheap to run
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe e-2008 is fit for purpose if not fun; the smooth electric powertrain makes it effortless to drive, though
- 5Interior & comfortThe Peugeot’s interior looks and feels fantastic, but it’s let down by an awkward driving position and laggy infotainment system
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingA good-sized boot and plenty of passenger space make the Peugeot e-2008 a decent family car
- 7Reliability & safetyDon't be alarmed by the four-star Euro NCAP rating: crash tests are becoming ever-harder to ace and the Peugeot e-2008 is still a very safe car