Test: Peugeot 2008

Compact crossovers, ie cars that used to be “normal”, are really popular today. Because they offer a little more space, have a little more headroom, have a little more ground clearance and you can sit upright in them. In other words, cars like they used to be before the wind tunnel took over the dictation and the A-pillars moved closer and closer to the driver's head. So these crossovers, they are really popular at the moment, but only if these “crossovers” are really surrounded by the rough charm of the “rude” off-roader. Peugeot is no exception and likes to play among the front runners. So the blessed Peugeot 207 station wagon was two years ago by a "Crossover”Inherited.

French weeks - part 4

In the driving report:

Peugeot 2008 Allure e-HDI 115

The “I pretend to be so cheeky” French. Even if the Peugeot 2008 is not supposed to be a “boring station wagon in a small size”, but a trendy crossover, the dimensions of the all-rounder, which can be ordered from 14.700 euros, differ only marginally from the predecessor 207 SW. Strictly speaking, however, this must not be seen as the predecessor. But it is.

It is a little shorter (5 mm) and a portion higher (around 5 cm), so it doesn't cause any problems in the garage at home and certainly not in the city. The noticeably high ground clearance alone creates a little SUV feeling, otherwise it looks more like a “normal station wagon”.

The multifunctional vehicle is also extremely compact behind the wheel and thanks to the raised seating position, it is clear. Even when maneuvering, the Frenchman, who is successful in design, does not pose any unsolvable tasks thanks to his good all-round visibility. Parking grouches can still use an electronic helper (400 Euro surcharge) order. Just drive past the gap and if this is big enough, it means: hands off the steering wheel and carefully reset. The computer calculates the correct steering angle and drives the wheels to the corresponding position by means of an electric servomotor.

Great especially for inexperienced drivers in stressful traffic situations.

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This is how the 115 hp Allure drives

From 250 Euro surcharge, there is a "grip control package" with special tires and an adapted electronic stability control. The horse's foot here: The traction plus is available only for the most expensive (and used in the test car) equipment line "Allure"; under 18.750 Euro (for the 82 PS strong base gasoline engine) is nothing to do.

Our test car still had the 115 PS strong diesel on board, meanwhile (our test car was at the end of last year with us and had already survived the market launch with more than 30.000 km) This engine has been replaced by the BlueHDi 120, which now has a Euro 6 rating.

The 270 Nm strong diesel had an easy time with the small crossover. The gear shift has Peugeot also under control, the roads were well managed and not too long. This allows the Peugeot 2008 to move nimbly over country roads. Only the year-round tires (Vector4) does not really fit in our latitudes to the claim of the small crossover. The tires roll off in the dry too loud and off the beaten slopes wrestle early for grip.

In principle, the idea of ​​adjustable traction control isn't a bad one. Just completely superfluous. The slope angles of the 2008 are limited by powerful bumpers, more than gravel roads and dirt roads, which you have already driven with a Golf II, you will not expect the little French. You can confidently give yourself the “Gripcontrol package”.

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test consumption

[tabgroup] [tab title = ”Everyday driver”] In terms of standard consumption, Peugeot gives an average of 4,0 liters per 100 kilometers. In the cycle for the everyday driver we came to 5,4 liters. [/ tab] [tab title = ”Eco-Expert”] In the eco program, we have reduced the consumption of the 115 PS e-HDi to 4,2 liters. [/ tab] [tab title = ”Without consideration”] In maximum mode, the Peugeot 2008 e-HDi 115 treated itself to 8.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. [/ tab] [/ tabgroup]

Loose ground, easy life

Stress does not fit the 2008, thanks to a soft overall tuning of the chassis, the Peugeot 2008 is more of a cruiser. One who dares to gravel and gravel, but rather intended for the city.

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Although the roots of the 2008 are to be found in the small car segment, fit into his trunk at least 360 liter. Space is enough and so a small station wagon always offers the possibility to provide a little more space. The bench folded and with almost 1.200 liters of cargo space is the tour to the next Ikea in the way.

At the end...

Especially in the driven equipment line Allure the Peugeot 2008 is a little flatterer. The large (opt.) Glass roof, the extensive equipment and the feeling of driving a little more than just a small station wagon appeal well.

The e-HDI 115 was exchanged for an EU 2014 diesel with 6 hp at the end of 120 and if you look at the sales figures, the small crossover from Peugeot is a success story. No reason to complain, not even in our driving report ...

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More link tips: "News from the Puppenkiste" The car tester drives the Peugeot 2008, "Fast dromedary" Peugeot 2008 with Italian chic.

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Vehicle registration: Peugeot 2008 Allure e-HDI 115

Manufacturer:Peugeot
Type:2008
Class:B segment, crossover
Engine:R4
Transmission:6G manually
Drive:front-wheel drive
displacement:1.560 cc
Power / power (electric motor):115 hp b. 3.600 rpm | -
Torque: / Torque (E-Motor):270 Nm b. 1.750 rpm | -
Weight ready to drive:1.335 kg (EEC with driver)
From 0 to 100:10.4 s
Top speed .:188 km/h
Consumption of petrol (NEDC):4,0Liter
CO2 output (NEDC):105 g / km
Emission Class:EU 5
Efficiency:A
CW value:
Comment:This engine has since been replaced by the BlueHDi120, now with EU 6 standard.
All photos: Bjoern Habegger
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