Peugeot 3008 (2009 – 2017) Review

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Peugeot 3008 (2009 – 2017) At A Glance

Practical cabin and spacious boot. Split tailgate is a nice touch. Comfortable and easy to drive.

Hybrid4 model is expensive. Some elements of the cabin are showing their age. Infotainment system could be better.

Insurance Groups are between 14–26
On average it achieves 77% of the official MPG figure

With its blend of crossover and MPV styling, its space-age cabin and some nice high-tech features there is a lot to like about the Peugeot 3008. It’s practical, too, with space for a family and their luggage. It’s not without its problems, though - the infotainment system is showing its age and driving dynamics aren’t up to the standard of rivals from the likes of Ford.

The engine range is broad but the diesel versions offer the best blend of performance and economy. The most frugal model (aside from the hybrid) is the 115PS HDi with the EGC automatic gearbox. However, this is a slow-witted and jerky automatic - the manual version is a better bet. There’s also a diesel-hybrid model, which offers low emissions of 88g/km, but is expensive at more than £27,000 new.

Practicality is good. The back row of seats offers a generous amount of head and leg room, plus there is a capacious boot with a volume of 512 litres - or 1604 litres with the seats folded. There’s a split tailgate, the bottom of half of which folds down into what can be used as a bench seat for picnics. There’s a false boot floor to hide valuables and the load deck is flat - handy for heavier items.

The 3008 is easy to drive and offers a good degree of comfort on the road. The suspension is soft over speed bumps and potholes, while wind and tyre noise are both well suppressed. Fortunately the soft suspension doesn't equate to poor handling and there's not too much body roll, although the steering lacks feel and feedback. A Ford C-MAX is better to drive, but it costs more and lacks the pseudo-SUV styling of the 3008.

Standard equipment is good and upper models get nice extras like a colour head-up display, which gives the classy dashboard some extra style. Paired with a good level of comfort and plenty of practicality, the 3008 has a lot going for it. It has its flaws, but for many buyers these will be easy to overlook.

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Real MPG average for a Peugeot 3008 (2009 – 2017)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

77%

Real MPG

28–64 mpg

MPGs submitted

664

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ASK HJ

What's the most comfortable, fuel-efficient SUV?
I'm looking for an SUV that's easy to get into, comfortable to drive for hours at a time and has good fuel economy. Long journeys would be on motorways/dual carriageways. I'm looking at Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel, Peugeot 2008 and 3008. Any help, please?
Skoda Karoq, Toyota C-HR, Lexus NX and Peugeot 3008 are the best for comfort. Might also want to consider the Mazda CX-30. We're running a CX-30 long term currently and it's very good - but there's no diesel-engined models in the UK.
Answered by Dan Powell
Should I get my car chipped?
I'm considering chipping my Peugeot 3008 2.0 150PS, it's done 62,000 miles. The claimed power increase is 187PS and fuel consumption reduction of 30 per cent. Is this viable and, if so, why don't manufacturers offer this?
They do, actually. The latest 308 is offered with 180PS mapping: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/peugeot/peugeot-308-2017-revamp-range-road-test/?section=engine/ But at 62,000 miles I would not contemplate this mod. And you would have to disclose it to your insurer.
Answered by Honest John
I want an estate and I suffer with back problems - what car do you suggest?
I currently have a diesel Skoda Octavia Estate 1.6. I don't do high mileage (average 10,000 per year) and ideally want another Estate with a winter kit, heated leather seats and navigation. I'm only 5'3 tall and suffer with back problems. What is the best car for me?
Peugeot 2008 1.2 Purtetech 110 EAT6 with Grip Control or bigger. More expensive, Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech 130 EAT6.
Answered by Honest John
I'm replacing my diesel Land Rover Evoque for a petrol SUV - what do you suggest?
I recently had the 'restricted performance' limitation appear on my 2013 diesel Land Rover Evoque (it has done 35,000 miles). I stopped and switched off, waited a short while, then restarted and it had cleared. The next day, the same thing happened en-route to work. It limped to the dealers and they found the Mass Air Sensor showing an old fault and did a software reboot. Went to work without problem and drove home without problem, but it happened again the next day. The MAS was eventually fixed under warranty but I'm not sure whether I trust the car now. My mileage is going to reduce - semi-retirement beckons, is it time to change for a petrol engine? All I need is high entry and ride and room for my golf kit and grandchildren, what would be on your list to look at? I've had bad experience with Nissan and Peugeot so I wouldn't go there again. My Evoque is worth around £23,000, with a full Land Rover service history.
If a Peugeot 2008 1.2 Puretech 130 6-speed and a Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech 130 are out of the picture, then that leaves a Suzuki Vitara S 1.4T BoosterJet 4WD at £21,493 or the new model Mazda CX-5 2.0 Skyactiv G SE-L Nav 2WD at £23,695 (prices before any negotiation).
Answered by Honest John

What does a Peugeot 3008 (2009 – 2017) cost?

Buy new from £23,438 (list price from £26,865)
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