Peugeot Publishes Real-World Fuel Economy Figures for 2008 Crossover

Even though Peugeot is busy developing the i-Cockpit interior for next-gen models such as the 3008 crossover, the French automaker found the time to set things straight regarding real-world fuel economy figures. After the Peugeot 308, Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, and the DS 3 were put to the test, the Peugeot 2008 takes the stage this time around.
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As reported by Autocar, the 2016 Peugeot 2008 subcompact crossover drinks more fuel in real-world conditions than it does in a controlled test environment. No surprises here, to be honest.

The NGO Transport & Environment protocol used by Peugeot for real-world fuel economy testing employs a 59.7-mile (96 km) course that is made up of urban, country and motorway routes. What's more, Peugeot ups the ante with things such as the use of air conditioning, gradients, passengers, and luggage.

As if that weren’t real-world enough, the protocol uses “a selection of professional and amateur drivers, not directly employed by Peugeot, to ensure the results are as accurate as possible.” That's a sound approach to consumer transparency. The next series of real-world fuel economy figures will be released in July.

Without further ado, here are the figures for two versions of the 1.2-liter PureTech petrol engine and two versions of the 1.6-liter BlueHDI diesel engine available for the recently facelifted crossover from Peugeot:

Model and Powertrain                           NEDC test cycle             NGO Transport & Environment protocol

Peugeot 2008 1.6 BlueHDI 120           76 imperial mpg                            54.3 imperial mpg
Peugeot 2008 1.6 BlueHDI 100           76 imperial mpg                            54.4 imperial mpg
Peugeot 2008 1.2 PureTech 130         59 imperial mpg                            39.8 imperial mpg
Peugeot 2008 1.2 PureTech 82           58 imperial mpg                            44.8 imperial mpg

In U.S. miles per gallon, that’ll be:

63.2 versus 45.2 mpg for the BlueHDI 120
63.2 versus 45.3 mpg for the BlueHDI 100
63.3 versus 45.3 mpg for the PureTech 130
48.3 versus 37.3 mpg for the PureTech 82

In liters per 100 kilometers, the conversion is as follows:

3.7 versus 5.2 l/100 km for the BlueHDI 120
3.7 versus 5.2 l/100 km for the BlueHDI 100
4.8 versus 7 l/100 km for the PureTech 130
4.9 versus 6.3 l/100 km for the PureTech 82
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