Peugeot 508 GT Fastback 2021 Review

Peugeot 508 GT Fastback – Last week we bought the news of the hugely powerful Audi RS7 that was wrapped in an elegant 4 door fast back sedan body. But with a price tag in the order of a quarter of a million dollars.

All-new 508 is available in Fastback and Sportswagon body styles, with pricing from $53,990 and $55,990 respectively and exterior colour choice and an opening panoramic sunroof the only options.

Peugeot has a similarly styled sedan.

It is not nearly as powerful but it is still a very good example a vehicle that portrays a very distinctive appearance.


By today’s standards it has reasonable but not outstanding power from a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine giving 165 kW and 300Nm of torque which is sufficient for comfortable city driving and non-urban touring. Its advantage is a tare weight of only 1385kg.

2019 Peugeot Australia - Peugeot 508 Press Kit. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)With an 8-speed automatic it comes together for a very credible combined fuel consumption rating of 6.3 l/100km

It reflects it European heritage by meeting Euro 6 pollution standards.

Currently the Peugeot 508 fastback is priced from around $57,500 plus on roads.

2019 Peugeot Australia - Peugeot 508 Press Kit. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

What is good?

  • Excellent, distinctive style
  • Good fuel consumption and Euro 6 pollution standard
  • Interior features

 What is not so good?

  • Rear seat room
  • Modest engine performance
  • Some hard plastic panels in the interior

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Peugeot 508 GT 6 fastback rear


Peugeot 508 Fastback sedan

Model Price $57,500 $ MLP*
Engine 1.6 litre turbo petrol
Drivetrain 8-sdpeed automatic
Power 165kW @5,500 rpm
Torque 300Nm @2,750 rpm
Safety 5 Star (tested 2018) ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 142 g/km
Economy ADR 6.3 L/100km
0-100kmh  / Top Speed 8.1 sec 0-100 kmh/ 250 kmh (limited)
Servicing Free 3 years/60,000 on this model

5 years / unlimited kilometres

5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 9
Performance 7
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 7
Fit for Purpose 9
Street Appeal/Design 9
Technology/Connectivity 8
Value for Money 8


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