PEUGEOT 508 SW review

Introducing the newly facelifted PEUGEOT 508 SW – a stylish upgrade to this estate, known as the SW for station wagon.

Under the hood

The 508 SW offers three petrol options: a spirited three-cylinder, a front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid and a PEUGEOT Sport Engineered variant with electric drive for the rear wheels.

All powertrains come with an automatic gearbox for seamless transitions. The base 1.2 engine is agile, saving weight compared to the plug-in hybrid. The 1.6-litre PHEV impresses with a total combined output of 225bhp, and in EV mode, the 508 SW drives smoothly and silently, delivering a 30-something pure-electric mile range.

Practical matters

This estate challenges the modern SUV trend with its timeless appeal. The 508 proves that the classic estate car still has its charm, boasting a remarkable 530-litre boot capacity. The practicality extends further, reaching an impressive 1,780 litres when the seats are folded down.

On the road, the 508 delivers a refined driving experience, sitting on the Stellantis Group EMP2 platform, which features multi-link rear suspension, offering a balanced and responsive ride. The compact steering wheel allows for precise control, leading to confident and level cornering.

The ins and outs

The facelift brings subtle design changes to the bumpers, grille and lights, and the unique frameless doors allow for a lower roof. Inside, the i-Cockpit twin-screen design, featuring the low-mounted steering wheel, sets the 508 SW apart from rivals.

The 10-inch centre-screen display has had a useful update, with TomTom navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard. A row of seven piano-style shortcut keys below the screen helps boost the user-friendly functionality of the cabin.

To wrap it up

The PEUGEOT 508 SW is more than just a practical car. Beyond its eye-catching exterior, the generous boot space and agile handling make it a compelling choice.

Prices start at £34,910 for the entry-level PEUGEOT 508 SW 1.2 PureTech Allure 5dr EAT8, upping to £37,560 for the GT trim. The top-of-the-range PEUGEOT 508 SW 1.6 Hybrid4 360 Sport Engineered 5dr e-EAT8 is priced at £54,970.

Contact Budgen PEUGEOT in Shrewsbury today to enquire about the versatile PEUGEOT 508 SW and book a test drive to get behind the wheel.

PEUGEOT 508 SW review