2018 Peugeot 2008 SUV Review – After updating the April 2016, which brought changes to the front and to the rear, the Peugeot 2008 looks more muscular and strong, with a look almost from SUVs. The interiors are modern and finished properly, do not change; improves, however, the multimedia system, which allows you to manage your smartphone even through the touch screen. Decent trunk, made well accessible from low load threshold. The 1.6 diesel from 120 HP is lively and a little thirsty; the Grip Control, which acts like a limited slip differential. Braking, however, was rather long (partly because of M + S tires that necessary equipment the tested car)
The 2018 Peugeot 2008 (416 cm long) has been updated in the line in April 2016: a new mask and plastic guards extended the damage looks more aggressive and robust, almost from SUVs. Well tuned to the car and anything but fuel-hungry (also thanks to the Stop Start system turns the engine off at traffic lights and and in the queue and automatically restarts departing), the 1.6 diesel delivers 120 HP BlueHDi his fluidly; also, it’s pretty clear even at low revs and not up too the voice. To drive the car is pleasant: holds well the road and offers a good grip on the slimy funds thanks to Grip Control (standard), which acts on the Esp electronic traction management system by blocking the bud the slipping of the driving wheels (front). Definitely long, stopping, highly influenced by adopting four season tires M + S. The Crossway is the more expensive version, but has a full range of amenities, including 17 alloy rims rear camera “and emergency automatic braking in town.
2018 Peugeot 2008 Interior
There are few changes from the redesign in the cockpit of the 2018 Peugeot 2008 (where you appreciate the cured finishes and quality materials), including the ability to see in the Center screen what happens behind the car (in the Crossway la rear view camera is standard). Richer multimedia system (nine speakers as standard), but his menus are not easy to browse and the screen is not very sensitive to the touch (you can make the most of the iPhone). Good audio quality. The efficient “climate” conditioner cools even the drawer in front of the front passenger. Have not changed, however, some aspects already criticized in the past: the button of “hazards”, barely visible in the center console (in emergencies is hard to find on the fly), and the dash, which remains partially hidden by the steering wheel.
The Interior, welcoming (especially with a glass roof as standard, which increases a lot the ambient brightness) is suitable for four: the legroom and head is not lacking, even behind. In the middle of the sofa, on the other hand, “fighting” with tunnel, above. Comfortable front seats, manual adjustment, which thanks to detain the unthread pronounced body during cornering. Shame about the absence of handles in the ceiling. The opening and have a regular shape and the top is flush with the load threshold (which is only 60 cm from the ground). Easy to recline on a sofa that folds by pressing a key.
2018 Peugeot 2008 Test Drive
In town. Easy to handle (thanks to its compact size), with a light steering and a well operated, the 2018 Peugeot 2008 is not binding in traffic or maneuver. Adjusted the engine, quite ready even at low revs and low noise. Comfort over potholes and pavé isn’t bad: you hear only the asperities. Content consumption, amounting to 17.9 km/l on average.
Out of town. The car is ready in the braking curve and stable insertions (suspension, solid, convey an impression of agility). And even on dirt roads moves smoothly: the Grip Control (an electronic traction control “evolved”) improves the grip on the slippery surfaces thanks to the specific calibrations for mud, snow and sand. The consumption detected was 20.4 km/l: a good result.
On the highway. On long trips this convenient crossover is not very tiring: to 130 km/h “legal” the engine doesn’t make too much noise (in sixth gear works in 2250 RPM), and the cabin is well insulated from the rumble of wheels and the potential wind noise. In the fast corners, road holding and stability instill confidence. The average distance measured: 15.9 km with a liter of diesel.
2018 Peugeot 2008 Pros and Cons
- Finishes. High quality coating materials Assembly.
- Guide. In traffic or between curves this crossover is easy and fun to ride. And, thanks to Grip Control, gets along well even
- on slippery surfaces.
- Engine. The 1.6 is well tuned to the car, pushing firmly between 1800 and 3000 rpm and SIPs gasoline.
- Loading platform. Is flush with the threshold and is not high off the ground. Simply recline on the couch: just a gesture.
- Dashboard. Even taking the wheel as low as possible, the Crown partly covers the tools, placed high on the bridge.
- Braking. Penalized four season tires, the car stopping long pointed out.
- Handles. There is no foothold in the ceiling for passengers, and cornering if it misses.
- “Four arrows”. The button, which is located at the bottom of the console below the Navigator, not easy to find.