Peugeot e-2008 practicality & boot space
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 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.
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
- 1VerdictPractical, well equipped and decent value, the electric 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
- 5Interior & comfortThe e-2008 boasts an attractive dashboard design, quality materials and lots of equipment, but the touchscreen software feels clunky
- 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