I Love The 2019 Peugeot 508 SW Wagon Because I'm A Masochistic Nitwit

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On the heels of the gorgeous 2018 Peugeot 508 sedan, which we saw in February, comes the new 2019 Peugeot 508 SW wagon. I love it, because of course I do. And if you love it, then you, like me, are a masochistic idiot.

Why do we love the things we can’t have? It probably has something to do with the forbidden-ness of the objects themselves, but this isn’t that. I just love this car because it’s a French wagon and I’m pretty sure Half-Life 3 will be confirmed before it comes to the United States. But who knows! PSA Group, the parent company of Citroën, DS Automobiles, Peugeot, Opel and Vauxhall want to make a U.S. comeback, so... maybe?


The 508 SW has, according to Peugeot, pretty much the same ride height as the sedan and is three centimeters longer. And it has frameless doors. And extra storage space in the back, because wagon. The seats can apparently lie nearly flat, which gives you a flat trunk floor. Peugeot claims a total load space of 1,780 liters (about 63 cubic feet of space.) A Volvo V90, comparatively, has 59.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded.

The wagon will come with two gasoline engine options and four diesel options, each mated to a standard, eight-speed automatic transmission. No, it doesn’t sound like a driver’s car, exactly. But when it’s this stylish, I almost don’t care.

Inside, you’d also get the sleek and modern i-Cockpit interior, like you see on the sedan.


The 508 SW will go on sale in Europe in January. I suggest you go there and rent one and report back on how much more stylish you feel afterwards.


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