Peugeot 108 Review

Gumtree Rating

4.5 rating

Much like its predecessor the Peugeot 107, the 108 is a city car built as a joint effort between Peugeot, Citroën and Toyota. Sharing its platform with the Aygo and the C1, the stylish Peugeot 108 is a light and compact car that’s adept at dealing with urban roads. In keeping with its youthful appeal, there are plenty of personalisation options if you like to inject style into your car choices. Ergonomic engines, great looks and lots of standard tech mean the Peugeot 108 is at the top of its game in the segment.

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What we think about the Peugeot 108

Funky, small and comfortable, the Peugeot 108 ticks all the boxes for an urban runabout.





Lots of styling options


Impressive kit list


Slightly noisy engines

A bit cramped

The Peugeot 108 launched in 2014 and has only been made available with petrol powertrains so far. A choice between three and five-door body styles, as well as a convertible option, means it’s easy to customise. There’s also a choice of four trim levels on offer: Access, Active, Allure and GT.

Driving performance of the Peugeot 108

Our Driving Rating7 / 10

At a length of just 3.47m, the Peugeot 108 is compact and offers a tight turning circle to make city driving a breeze. Although not the quickest car in the segment, it’s lightweight and nimble enough to pull away from traffic lights quickly. The handling is composed but does suffer from a lack of feedback. As you might expect, the 108 struggles quite a bit on the motorways, where it is slow to gain speed and has noisy acceleration. It’s fine-tuned for fun low-speed manoeuvring, making it the ideal choice if you only plan on driving within city limits.

Safety and reliability of the Peugeot 108

Our Safety Rating8 / 10

While the 107 only gained a three-star safety rating, the 108 has improved significantly to gain four stars in the Euro NCAP tests. Six airbags, stability control and a driver-set speed limiter form part of the standard safety package. Upgrading to the more expensive trims gets you a car alarm, parking sensors and front fog lights. For those who are planning to start a family, it’s worth noting that two three-point Isofix child seat points, as well as rear door child safety locks, are also part of the standard kit.

Under the bonnet of the Peugeot 108

Our Engine Rating7 / 10

Engine choices with the Peugeot 108 are the 68 bhp 1.0-litre and the 82 bhp 1.2-litre PureTech unit – both petrol. The PureTech powertrain is a tad punchier, taking 11 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph, with a top speed of 106 mph. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre engine achieves 0-60 mph in 14.3 seconds. Although the PureTech unit was dropped for a more powerful 1.0-litre engine in 2018, going with the former from the second-hand market is recommended if you expect occasional motorway usage.

What you'll find in the Peugeot 108

Our Design Rating9 / 10

It’s hard for a small city car to stand out on the packed streets, but the funky Peugeot 108 successfully achieves just that with its upmarket styling. Floating chrome grills and front LED lights add character. Multiple choices on colours, deals and interior trims mean that it’s very easy to customise to your taste. If you want to take styling even further, Peugeot offers two-tone paint schemes as well as fun sticker packs. For even more fun, the convertible Top! model with a full-length folding fabric roof is the way to go.

Comfort and interiors in the Peugeot 108

Our Comfort Rating8 / 10

As a small city car, the lack of space shouldn’t come as a surprise. There are plenty of little storage areas in the cabin to stow away smaller items, and the boot space is comparable to rivals at 196 litres. Space in the front is fine, but seating three adults in the rear can get quite cumbersome due to the lack of legroom and headroom. The 108 is more suited for young families or as a supplement to another main car for daily errands.

peugeot 108 interior dashboard

What features you'll find in the Peugeot 108

Our Features Rating8 / 10

The cabin architecture of the Peugeot 108 is cleanly laid out and accompanied by good build quality and design. Standard tech includes LED lights, electric front windows and power steering. Only the GT Line models come with alloy wheels. As for in-car entertainment, radio and AUX are available with the entry-level Access trim. Active models and up receive a seven-inch colour touchscreen with comprehensive USB, AUX, Bluetooth and Android connectivity. As with the exterior, you can also personalise the interiors to your liking.

What fuel efficiency to expect from the Peugeot 108

Our Fuel Consumption Rating8 / 10

While there is no diesel unit for the 108 to compete with others in this class, the petrol units themselves are quite efficient. The 1.0 litre with a five-speed manual gearbox claims a fuel efficiency of 57.3 mpg, while the automatic version records 55 mpg on the stricter WLTP scale. Expect slightly lower efficiency from the 1.2-litre unit. There’s no economic penalty for choosing the five-door models over the three-door styles, as there isn’t a noticeable difference in weight.

Running costs of the Peugeot 108

Our Cost Rating8 / 10

All models emit less than 100 g/km of CO2, which means there are similar tax benefits no matter what model you choose. Note that both manual and auto transmission models get Auto Start-Stop to reduce emissions. The 108 falls within groups six and seven, making it reasonable to insure. It’s fairly reliable too, and you won’t have to worry about frequent trips to the garage. Expect regular maintenance costs on a yearly basis. A three-year/60,000-mile warranty package is the norm for Peugeot, but it’s uncompetitive against rivals like Kia and Hyundai.

Our verdict of the Peugeot 108

4.5 rating

4.5 / 5 Gumtree rating

Decent running costs, good looks and lots of customisation options make the Peugeot 108 a cool and reliable urban runabout.