Skoda Superb iV vs Peugeot 508 Hybrid: running costs and warranty
The 508 makes most sense as a a company car, while private buyers will be better off with the Superb
Realistically, most of those considering either of these plug-in hybrid models will be company-car users, so it's good news that both are subject to a low 10% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax rate. As tested, the Peugeot has a slightly lower list price and so offers lower payments – £698 a year for lower-rate earners or £1,396 for higher-rate earners, versus the £721 or £1,441 for the Skoda.
Annual road tax is the same for both cars, at £140 per year. If you choose a higher spec that pushes the asking price over the £40,000 threshold, however, there's an extra £325 to pay each year in years two through six of ownership.
If you're a private buyer, you may be interested to learn that the Skoda makes more sense from a depreciation point of view. Our experts predict it'll retain 46.34% of its value after three years and 36,000 miles, with the Peugeot set to retain 43.78% over the same period. The Peugeot has the benefit of being a few thousand pounds cheaper overall in the first instance, however.
Things tip in Skoda's favour when it comes to insurance; sitting in group 26 versus the 508's group 31, the Superb should mean cheaper premiums. The 508 is covered by a two-year/unlimited-mileage warranty with an optional third year as long as the 60,000-mile limit isn't exceeded, while Skoda offers similar three-year coverage, but with a 60,000-mile limit. Both cars get an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty.
In This Review
- 1IntroWhether you're looking for a company car or family car, these two large hatchbacks are great electrified options. But which is best?
- 2Range, charging & fuel economyNear-identical electric ranges and real-world MPG figures mean there's not much to separate these rivals
- 3Performance & handlingRefinement and flexibility come as standard with both cars, but the Skoda is the most well rounded
- 4Space & practicalityAs large hatchbacks with lots of space inside, the 508 and Superb are very practical cars
- 5Interior & infotainmentBoth are comfortable, spacious and well equipped inside, with Skoda winning the quality contest and Peugeot the award for style
- 6Running costs & warranty - currently readingThe 508 makes most sense as a a company car, while private buyers will be better off with the Superb
- 7Safety & reliabilityBoth cars are very safe and should be reliable, too
- 8Verdict and specificationsThese cars are closely matched in most areas, but the Skoda offers the best all-round package