The Peugeot 208 came a respectable 37th out of the top 75 models in our 2022 Driver Power survey, with an average score for reliability and build quality.

The Peugeot 208 has had quite a few recalls over its life – no fewer than 20, to be exact. The first was issued in July 2012 to rectify a faulty bonnet catch latch

The Peugeot 208 is a supermini car (B-segment in Europe) produced by the French automaker Peugeot.

The 208 comes with the choice of three different 1.2-litre petrols, a 1.5 diesel or pure-electric version. Unless you're doing huge mileage then ignore the diesel and head straight for the 100hp 1.2 petrol

ReliabilityIndex put Peugeot in 14th place, with a reliability index of 96. This is impressive, and is above the industry average of 118

The short answer is yes. The Peugeot 208 is, first and foremost, a French car, and the French are quite serious about safety.

The Peugeot 208 is an attractive prospect as a cash buy, with a brochure price that's lower than most of its obvious rivals, including the Audi A1, Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo.

Engines, performance and driveWith petrol, diesel and all-electric versions, the 208 range offers great flexibility. MPG, CO2 and running costs

All 208 diesel engines are fitted with a timing belt, which will need replacing after 10 years or 112,500 miles

The 108 is the smallest model Peugeot sells, but clever packaging means four adults can fit inside

PEUGEOT confirms its petrol and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles built from January 2000 onwards are fully compatible with E10 petrol.

As a result the fuel economy figures claimed by the French manufacturer are very positive – the best performer being the 1.5-litre diesel with between 60.8-71.4mpg

It's very comfortable to drive and its 100PS PureTech petrol is a brilliant little engine. It's worth making sure you can get on with the 208's driving position, though