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TEST Peugeot 2008 vs. Toyota Yaris Cross – looking for the ideal caravan tractor

The Peugeot 2008 and Toyota Yaris Cross are particularly popular in the Netherlands, with an 8th and an 11th place in the sales lists. Which one is more spacious, and which one should you have if you want to tow a trailer?

A striking appearance. That is still the Peugeot 2008 after three and a half years. Especially in the color of our test car, Orange Fusion – the only paint color without extra cost! But the LED tusks in the front bumper, the sharp lines in the sides and the black light bar on the back are also not susceptible to aging.

The Toyota Yaris Cross may have a less striking appearance, but it has become a familiar sight on the road in just over a year. Which of the two is more spacious? Who has the largest luggage space and which one should you have if you like to travel with a trailer?

Peugeot 2008 is more spacious than Toyota Yaris Cross

The Toyota Yaris Cross is not the epitome of spaciousness. Especially in the back is the compromise with the leg and headroom. If you regularly want to take a few passengers with you, then you are slightly better off in the Peugeot 2008.

The same applies to the luggage compartment: the back of the Yaris Cross fits 397 to 1097 liters at most. And while we’re complaining, from the driver’s seat you have a poor view to the rear. With the rear seat upright, things are not much better with Peugeot (405 liters), but if you fold the rear seat down, the Frenchman hits back and creates a spacious cargo space that fits 1467 liters of luggage.

Car with caravan? Choose the Peugeot 2008

The hybrid system of the Toyota Yaris Cross results in low consumption (more on that in a next post), but also demands towing weight. More than 750 kilos may not be towed. Even now, the Peugeot 2008 puts its Japanese competitor in its place. It has a maximum tow weight of 1200 kilos.

Form (Peugeot) or function (Toyota)?

The interior of the Peugeot 2008 just doesn’t want to get old. Although you must be a fan of the i-Cockpit, with the instruments above the small steering wheel. For many people, a good sitting posture does not automatically mean good readability of the digital information. But the finish is excellent and Peugeot uses the finest materials. But that does not alter the fact that design comes before functionality.

With the Toyota Yaris Cross it is rather the other way around. The operation is simple, but the finish could be better. The navigation system also makes an outdated impression. All in all, the Peugeot 2008 does better in almost all areas: it is more spacious, clearer, more beautifully finished and has a higher trailer weight.

You can read the full comparison test with the Peugeot 2008 against the Toyota Yaris Cross, Ford Puma, Nissan Juke and Volkswagen Taigo in Auto Review 12/2022.

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