New Peugeot 508 SW estate prices revealed

Upmarket Peugeot 508 SW estate on sale now from £27,630 with the first cars already delivered

Christofer Lloyd
Oct 18, 2019

The previous generation Peugeot 508 lost value so quickly it only really made any sense as a used car. That's because even nearly new models - potentially owned for just a year - were worth so little that someone who bought the car new and sold it after a year could have lost £10,000 or more. With costs starting at under £9,000 for a three-year old model, however, it’s a fantastic value second-hand purchase.

Quick facts

  • Prices start at £27,630 rising to £40,819
  • Comes with a choice of six engines
  • Hybrid option coming in October 2019
  • Seats up boot space of 530 litres
  • Incorporates Peugeot i-Cockpit
  • Available now

Peugeot hopes the new model, though, will make far more sense as a new car and with prices for the new 508 SW estate now revealed to start at £26,845, it’s a far more desirable car for a similar amount of money as the old car was new.

All versions get 12-inch dials viewed over the top of a compact steering wheel for a sporty feel, a touchscreen media system and a striking design inside and out. Petrol and diesel models are available with plenty of kit as standard.

Read on to find out more about the new Peugeot 508 SW's engines, interior and technology.


2019 Peugeot 508 SW model range

Four trim levels will be available for the 508 SW plus a limited-edition First Edition, of which only 75 will be built. Prices start at £26,845 for Active models, rising to £40,944 for a diesel First Edition.

Entry-level Active models are available with diesel power only and feature 17-inch alloy wheels, sat-nav with live updates, electric driver’s seat base, automatic headlights and a digital radio. Pay more for Allure and you get adaptive suspension for petrol models, additional safety kit, keyless entry and a 10-inch touchscreen media system, plus electric driver and passenger seats and a reversing camera.

GT Line, meanwhile, gains LED headlights, customisable interior lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a more sporty look. Above this, the GT model adds adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist, to help steer you in your lane, plus upgraded speakers, leather seats and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Topping the range at launch are 75 First Edition models, which add night vision tech, which can spot pedestrians and dogs up to 200m ahead and alert the driver, plus 360-degree parking cameras and fully automated parking assistance.

2019 Peugeot 508 SW engines

Six engines will be available in the 508 SW, including three diesel and two petrol options, plus a plug-in hybrid version due in October 2019.

All 508 SWs come with a standard automatic gearbox, bar the entry-level 130hp 1.5 BlueHDi diesel, which is available in manual and optional ‘EAT8’ automatic form. Next in line is a 2.0-litre diesel with 160hp or 180hp and a 1.6-litre petrol available in 180hp and 225hp forms.

The plug-in hybrid version will offer the ability to run in zero-emission electric mode and blends the 180hp petrol engine with a 110hp electric motor, for improved performance and economy.

2019 Peugeot 508 SW interior

Just like the 508 hatchback, the SW estate features a wacky interior, with its shrunken steering wheel and dials that you look at over the wheel rather than through it, as with most cars. Not every driver can find a comfortable seating position where they can still see the dials, so it's worth checking that this work for you before signing on the dotted line.

Peugeot also wants buyers to think of this as a much more upmarket car than its predecessor, so the 508 SW is higher quality inside than before with its swooping dashboard shape and plush materials.

Plenty of safety kit comes as standard including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Boot space, meanwhile, weighs in at 530 litres with the rear seats up, rising to 1,780 litres. This means the boot is smaller than several rivals with the seats in place, but very large with the rear seats down.

2019 Peugeot 508 SW technology

With its digital dials in the place of a conventional speedometer and rev counter, plus a large touchscreen media system and small steering wheel, the 508 SW feels high-tech inside.

Helping to continue that impression are voice controls for radio, sat-nav and phone functions, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus adaptive cruise control for high-spec versions.

Opt for range-topping limited-edition First Edition trim, and you also get a ‘night vision’ system, which can read the road 200m ahead and warn you of any pedestrians or dogs in your path. This model also comes with fully automated parking capability, controlling the steering, throttle and brakes to guide the car into both parking bays or parallel parking gaps.

2019 Peugeot 508 SW review

We're yet to get behind the wheel of the new 508 SW, but it's set to offer an appealing alternative to practical but stylish family cars like the Mazda 6 Tourer  and Kia Proceed.

The key to competing with these models, however, will be strong value new car PCP finance deals. Get the finance costs right and Peugeot could have a winner on its hands, get the figures too high and the great value Mazda and Kia are likely to steal many of its sales and the 508 SW could face the same fate as its predecessor with great value second-hand Peugeot 508 SW deals, but high enough costs to put off new car customers.


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