Test Peugeot 2008: Let’s talk about 1.6 e-HDi 92 hp and dynamics
Definitely, the small crossover disown the field to give the real environment in which they use their customers, city and highway. Although This Peugeot 2008 includes elements that improve their skills in field (Grip Control and mixed tires standard on Allure) optionally not have even AWD. Entire 2008 range therefore offers front-wheel drive diesel and gasoline engines between 82 and 120 hp.
Option 1.2 VTi three-cylinder 82 hp is interesting for anyone looking for a car unpretentious, an equipment access (the only offered with the basic line Access) and an eminently urban driving. But obviously, for this Peugeot 2008 achieves a really low consumption and offer certain guarantees in both city and highway driving, we will opt for a more powerful engine, for example, 1.6 e-HDi 92 hp we chose for our test, which generally will be one of the most recommended for the vast majority who opted for this car.
1.6 e-HDi 92 hp: the most balanced engine and content consumption
While manual changes pilotless (automatic operation without clutch pedal) are not saint of our devotion, this 1.6 e-HDi 92 hp only costs 500 euros more than the manual transmission and standardizes few tenths less consumption on travel mixed.
1.6 e-HDi engine is diesel four cylinders associated with a system start-stop automatic Stop&Start fast and effective. In the present case, it develops 92 hp and is attached to a manual five-speed transmission, but optionally you can configure an automatic change (actually it is a manual driven) six relations, although it is certainly not too comfortable for its architecture, it is very affordable and durable. ETG piloted manual gearbox, recently released by Peugeot, only it costs 500 euros more than the manual transmission if you associate with this engine. It's a really small difference without clutch pedal.
Not a particularly quiet engine running but the noise in the cabin did not turn us over. Having a five-speed manual transmission, as the optimum choice for performance and consumption for a small diesel engine 92 hp, that does not sacrifice too much sound, nor consumption. A 120 km / h marker in fifth, in plain and without load my 70 kilograms, we move slightly below 2,500 rpm.
On a tour compensated road (round trip), without much traffic and 120 km / h constant marker (117 km / h on average) did an average consumption of 4.8 liters / 100 kilometers. Not low, but reasonable when you consider its aerodynamics and these mixed tires are not particularly sparing their rolling resistance (grade C as tire labeling). The combined consumption approved this car is 4.0 liters / 100 kilometers, while the change ETG6 (probably for the development of gear and sixth gear) is 3.8 liters / 100 kilometers.
Unsophisticated in its suspension system and a derivative of the 208 chassis, the Peugeot 2008 fulfills what is expected of a high car with soft cushions and long haul. Salva road furniture and comfortable dodging potholes and field.
The Peugeot 2008 has a concept very different automobile appreciated on a 208 or a 308. A level of finish, equipment, overall quality, and factors such as acoustic insulation, is more like a 208, but by size and space not too far from a 308. Obviously its dynamics has nothing to do with either one nor the other. We found the Peugeot 208, precisely because of the dynamic performance, one of the best models in its class and This 2008 has left that line to accommodate a larger and more spacious body.
Unlike the Peugeot 308, which employs a modular platform called EMP2, modern, and more advanced, the 2008 leverages the basis of a 208, which is not a defect in a car compact dimensions and low weight ton. The rear suspension is based on a pseudo McPherson and rear in a torsion beam, a rear axle with independent suspensions - to be honest - would have been too order. Cushions enjoy a much softer and more travel moron to gain comfort, but are sufficiently rigid so that the flipflops are not excessively charged in a car battle so short and tall body.
Ultimately making the agility not be comparable to that of a 208, much less than that of a 308, but at least It will be much more comfortable than these backcountry and poorly paved paths. I turned visibly more agile than a Renault Captur, especially in rapid direction changes.
mixed standard tires in the range Allure
The Allure range offers series tires M + S with no possibility of replacing conventional tires tourism, which will be offering the best face on asphalt this Peugeot 2008.
Speaking of dynamics we can not forget how important it is to choose the right tire. Although the M + S tires come equipped as standard (and no other alternative) with Allure finish, the top end, to choose whether we will not leave the asphalt or face the snow, it can be a mistake.
The work of the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons that equipped our test unit is really good off-piste, but very questionable on asphalt, or at least is not comparable to an equivalent tire tourism. The biggest difference on asphalt seen in adhesion and sound, by the noise generated in rolling and before its adhesion limit is reached, for example entering a little faster in a very tight turn or roundabout or fast release the clutch when leaving a semaphore.
Tires are a good incentive in the choice of Allure for anyone looking for a Peugeot 2008 to escape into the countryside or snow and they do not have to be exclusive to give up this finish top end for not having thought of leaving the asphalt. Much less going to make this car very uncomfortable or unsafe and winter are always a guarantee, if we are surprised by a snowstorm or have to leave the asphalt (although ideally this season is not exactly an M + S but a pure winter tire). Yes It is important to note that 2008 will not get their best performance on tarmac with these gums. If, during the life of these tires has barely set foot in the mud and snow, the option of mounting another tire is the ideal addition to more economical.
Grip Control and M + S tire. The winning combination backcountry
Although neither their dimensions nor their front-wheel drive will be of great help off the asphalt, M + S tire and Grip Control system will be our best ally in raids by land, mud and even snow. quite recently my colleague David Clavero wondered precisely after a test with a Peugeot 2008, if the tire or influence over electronic traction in the backcountry. While it is true electronic help, most decisive element ultimately remains the tire.
Unfortunately the snow had not yet arrived when we did this test and we could only test the Grip Control system on compacted sand tracks that posed no challenge to the Standard mode this system, at least with these tires. To do this the better we will refer to test my partner David Clavero in Alsace, in which I was able to test on clay this system has the following five ways:
- Standard: normal road conditions.
- roader: tries to transmit the maximum torque to the opposite wheel if it is blocked. It runs up to 80 km / h.
- Sand: prevents a wheel brake if it is blocked and tries to keep constant traction on both wheels to avoid getting caught in a sand or mud. It runs up to 120 km / h.
- Snow: not only it serves to snow, but focuses especially on slippery ground and serves mainly to gain traction at the exit. It runs up to 50 km / h and from that speed comes in Standard mode.
- ESP Off: It is completely disabled stability control up to 50 km / h, for example out of a very slippery slope. However thus less useful to have a specific way to snow.
If you allow me, We wait to tell you more depth other rivals, Renault Captur newcomer to offer a comparison between the two and see in what cases it is advisable to choose a Peugeot 2008 and Renault manufactured at the plant in Valladolid.
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