Leasing a Peugeot 508
Engines and performance for the Peugeot 508
Of the engines for the Peugeot 508, the 1.6 litre petrol unit, available in either 180hp or 225hp guises, delivers a sporty performance to help deliver a fun driving experience. For those who are driving lots of miles, then the 1.5 litre diesel engine producing 130hp should return around 63 mpg and is an excellent performer. The 508 also comes with a plug-in hybrid alternative with all-electric driving range of 30 miles and Peugeot says this version will return around 235 mpg.
Equipment and handling
The Peugeot 508 is a striking looking car with a premium cabin. There's a lot to like about it with the equipment list and handling helping to set it apart from rivals. This is a well-designed and accomplished car to own and should be shortlisted for those who want a stylish hatchback with lots of equipment and fun behind the wheel. There is a lot of safety equipment including a driver attention alert system and an active safety bonnet to protect pedestrians and stability control. There's also cruise control and speed limit recognition plus there's the option of a safety pack that includes autonomous automatic emergency braking, active lane keeping assist and distance alert. Other models come with more safety equipment including traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control and adaptive front lights. Standard equipment includes an 8-inch touchscreen and other models come with a 10-inch HD touchscreen and there's also rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control, 3-D satnav, a DAB radio and voice recognition. The better spec models come with parking sensors, keyless entry, a 180° camera plus ambient lighting. There's no doubt that the Peugeot 508 is designed for delivering comfort rather than a sporty driving experience, so it's a comfortable cabin to spend time in on long journeys. The suspension deals with winding country roads and potholes really well and the steering delivers good feedback - the overall experience is a car that delivers a relaxed driving environment. The Peugeot 508 as a family car with cool looks and a smart interior that has a premium feel, - and with lots of equipment and an overall impressive feel of quality to make this a family car that is certainly worth considering.