Can The Peugeot 508 Lay Claim To The Mid-Size Sedan Crown?

Peugeot unveiled their latest-generation 508 sedan back in February, but the first reviews are just starting to come in.

In this video, Autogefühl have gotten their hands on the 508 GT-Line version and took a very in-depth look at what makes the new French saloon tick in order to find out if it can make any sort of claim for the segment crown.

The 508 is a non-premium mid-size sedan, which competes directly against the likes of the European VW Passat, Ford Mondeo, Opel Insignia, Mazda6, Renault Talisman and Skoda Superb.

To get the negative stuff out of the way, it would appear that the 508, at least in the sedan body style, is not a very good car for tall rear-seat passengers. In fact, the reviewer had trouble fitting comfortably in the rear due to the limited knee and headroom – that sloping roofline apparently came with a trade-off.

Otherwise, the 508 seemed to perform admirably, despite only being equipped with a small, 130 PS 1.5-liter BlueHDI diesel. According to the reviewer, the car still drove well, with an emphasis on comfort than outright sportiness, while its well-built and comfortable (for front seat passengers) interior is definitely a strong selling point.

As a perhaps more stylish alternative to something like a Passat, the all-new Peugeot 508 could be exactly what you’re looking for, as long as you’re willing to live with the sedan’s limited rear seat room on the. If not, then maybe the Sport Wagon estate, which offers more room at the rear as well as a larger boot, should be worth a look.

 

  • That’s Thomas, founder of Autogefuhl. He runs the most thorough car reviewer site out there.

    • Christian

      Meh… I only dig Mat Watson…

      • Each are very good in their own way.

        • Christian

          Well, Mat look’s the best. He got that “fOK ME HARD,BOI look. 🙂

    • bxniels0

      In full HD and full screen. Let’s go!

    • Meskley

      I love when he says “or wat do you think?”

  • Christian

    WHO in their right mind have time or want to watch a 40 minuts video about a “Pegeout”?

    • Knotmyrealname

      Peugeot…
      Please…

  • carlbolt

    That plain looking engine cover shows it’s a budget car at heart.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    1.5 diesel? Meh.

    • ThatGuy

      Even a twin turbo diesel is Meh, i think the very minimum shout be a 1.7,
      Slow but decent.

  • mihsf

    I can sit comfortably at the rear despite being 1.80m.

  • Six_Tymes

    WHAT A SHAME HONDA CONTINUES TO COPY Them

  • ksegg

    Why does this look like the previous generation Honda Accord?

  • “Crown with that face? No.” – Grumpy Cat

    But the rest is really sweet, gotta admit.

    And the review has a nice ‘Allo, ‘Allo touch to it… 🙂

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