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.