2015 Peugeot 508 | new car review

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 by
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AEDAED 109,000 - 117,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 60%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The replaced both the old 407 and 607, and for a large saloon car it isn’t actually all that bad. It certainly boasts one of the better interiors. But do look at all options before you commit.

Pros

Nice interior and spacious. Good features

Cons

Exterior looks and price compared to rivals. Lack of engine options.

Looks

The 2015 Peugeot 508 is a peculiar looking car. For creativity you only need to look at the front, where a lot of effort has gone into making the car stand out from its rivals. It almost looks as if it has been designed upside down, with the customary high-placed Peugeot badge sitting forlornly in its own crevice. The rest of the car is unremarkable, with a slate-flat rear and featureless sides.

2015 Peugeot 508 front

Feels

It would seem that Peugeot has spent more time working on the interior of the 508 than anything else. And we are pleased to report that they haven’t done a bad job. The controls feel far sturdier than in other models, and the architecture works quite well. Space isn’t bad either, and passengers will enjoy the comfortable seats.

2015 Peugeot 508 interior

Engineering

The 508 comes with plenty of features, including fancy tricks such as a Head-Up Display, electric sunroof, speed-sensitive steering wheel, and four-zone air-conditioning. Peugeot expect this car to be more appealing to the family-man as opposed to the executive, and as such it comes with six air-bags and reinforced side protection.

2015 Peugeot 508 front

What’s on offer?

The 508 only comes in one model in the UAE. Under the bonnet you will find a 1.6 litre turbo-charged engine capable of emitting 163hp and 240Nm of torque. Peugeot offer 5 years unlimited extended mileage warranty and 20,000km of free servicing. All this costs only AED 109,000.

2015 Peugeot 508 side

Summing it…

Japanese saloons have a strangle-hold on the market in the UAE, and the fact that the 508 only comes with a 1.6 litre engine means that it will face tough opposition. You certainly do get a lot of features, and the space in the back is better than most. But that odd-looking front end is going to put it at a disadvantage. Keep an eye on it, but don’t rush out to buy one until you have seen the alternatives.

2015 Peugeot 508 rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Peugeot 508
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre turbocharged / 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
163 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
240 Nm @ 1,400 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h9.1 secs
Top speed210 km/h
PriceAED 109,000 - 117,000

2 Responses to 2015 Peugeot 508 | new car review

  1. Wael Reply

    May 26, 2015 at 10:05 am

    The car is fantastic.
    I don’t think 1.6 L engine is a disadvantage as the engine is turbo charged. Performance is good.
    What could only stop you is the price. with same amount of money you have wide options, some of them are better.

  2. timi Reply

    April 16, 2015 at 2:54 am

    great Peugeot

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