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Peugeot 508 Hybrid reliability & safety rating

As with all Peugeots, the 508 Hybrid is very safe and should be built to last, but the reliability of its new drivetrain is largely unproven

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionSafety assist
5 stars (2018)96%86%79%

The Peugeot 508 is one of the safest large family cars on sale, with an impressive crash-test score from Euro NCAP and an array of active safety and driver-assistance features. As a gauge of how easy the car is to live with, it's useful to consult the 2022 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey; the 508 itself didn't feature, but a number of its stablemates did. 

Peugeot 508 Hybrid reliability & problems

The 508 may have missed out on inclusion in the 2022 Driver Power survey, but a strong performance from the similar 3008 bodes well. Plus, Peugeot itself finished in a strong fourth place out of 29 manufacturers, with a relatively-low 17% average share of owners reporting faults with their cars. In fact, Peugeot was the highest-rated French car manufacturer in the survey, and if this strong performance is a sign of Peugeot's depth of engineering, it's safe to assume that there's little to worry about with the 508's reliability. 

Safety

This is where the 508 really shines: its five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating comes thanks to impressive scores for adult and child occupant protection (96% and 86% respectively), along with a comprehensive list of active driver aids and safety systems, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, speed-limit recognition and road-edge detection, as well as a distance alert system to stop drivers following the car in front too closely, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high-beam headlights and road-sign recognition.

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