Peugeot 508 SW Hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging
Fuel economy depends on how frequently you plug it in, but CO2 emissions are low and driving modes make things easy
|Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Electric range||Wallbox charge time|
|166-235mpg||30-34g/km||33-39 miles||1hr 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)|
The official figures don’t tell the whole story here. As with other plug-ins, you’ll need to make good use of the plug itself to get close to the 508 SW Hybrid's official fuel-economy figures, using the car’s quoted 33-39 miles of electric range as often as possible to offset the times that the engine is moving it instead. A charge takes a couple of hours, which should be possible at home, at work or during shopping trips, so it’s not a deal-breaker.
You may also want to learn the different driving modes – Sport, Normal and Eco, plus the option to hold charge for later in a journey – to maximise its potential. Of course, if you leave the car in Normal or Eco, it’ll do a pretty good job of blending power sources itself, and many drivers prefer to let the car do its own thing. The select few who prioritise Sport will have the most fun, with engine and motor offering the greatest assistance here.
Peugeot 508 SW Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions
Officially Peugeot quotes a high fuel-economy figure of 235mpg and a low of 166mpg, neither of which sound too bad but do rely on a significant use of the car’s electric component. You’ll be doing well to get near the official maximum electric range of 39 miles, but the usable range should still cover many commutes.
In This Review
- 1VerdictPractical, good looking and frugal (provided you plug it in), the 508 SW Hybrid is a compelling alternative to similarly priced SUVs
- 2MPG & CO2 emissions - currently readingFuel economy depends on how frequently you plug it in, but CO2 emissions are low and driving modes make things easy
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe 508 Hybrid's road tax and company-car BiK rates will be very attractive to some customers, while Peugeot's warranty is better than many
- 4Performance, engine & driveIts weight hampers outright performance, but the 508 SW Hybrid drives well and has composed handling
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe 508 SW Hybrid's unusual dashboard layout might deter some, but it feels high-tech, sporty and comfortable
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe 508 SW Hybrid's boot isn't the largest in the class, but still beats some premium rivals, while back-seat space is better than in the hatchback
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThere's no Driver Power score yet, but 508 SW's 3008 sister car received an excellent rating that should put your mind at ease