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Peugeot 3008 (2017–)

Last updated 17 July 2019

 
4
Well-finished, stylish cabin. Well-equipped as standard. Full-colour digital instruments on all models.
No basic trim level. Panoramic roof eats into cabin headroom. Petrol 1.2 Puretech 130 EAT8 now delayed in UK until Q4 2020.
Updated 14 June 2019

Petrol 1.2 Puretech 130 EAT8 delayed in UK until Q4 2020.

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Introduction

The Peugeot 3008 is practical, good to drive, comfortable and packed with high-tech equipment. It's also one of the best large crossovers on sale, which is saying something given the strength of the competition.

The interior is stylish and modern with neat details, plus it uses high quality materials, giving it an upmarket feel. It's a huge improvement on the previous 3008. There is enough room in the back row for adults to sit in comfort and the boot is generous at 520 litres, slightly more than alternatives like the SEAT Ateca. 

The 1.2 Puretech petrol engine is very impressive and ideal if you're not going to be doing big miles. However, our pick of the original range was the 1.6-litre BlueHDi 120PS with official economy of 70.6mpg. (Now improved to the 1.5 BlueHDI 130). In real life you're more likely to see around 55mpg which is still pretty good. It’s smooth, quiet and powerful enough for all kinds of driving, plus it is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed EAT6 auto. The 1.5 BlueHDI can be ordered with the outstanding 8-speed EAT8 that in our hands averaged over 50mpg for over 10,000 miles.

On the road the 3008 impresses with its quiet cabin, neat handling and good ride quality. There’s plenty of traction despite the lack of an all-wheel drive version and body roll is well-controlled through corners. It’s also available with useful convenience features like adaptive cruise control that stops and starts in traffic jams.

Peugeot has foregone the basic Access specification for the 3008, instead offering all cars with a generous level of standard equipment including a fully-digital instrument binnacle, like the Audi Virtual Cockpit, plus a touchscreen with Android/Apple smartphone mirroring. Autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning are standard too.

Prices are slightly higher than its rivals, but the extra money buys some worthwhile gear – particularly the beautiful, clear digital instrument binnacle. The good level of equipment and stylish cabin make the 3008 stand out, plus driving dynamics and refinement are excellent. 

Peugeot 3008 2017 Range Road Test

Peugeot 3008 1.5 BlueHDI 130 EAT8 2019 Road Test

Peugeot 3008 1.5 BlueHDI 139 EAT8 Long Term Test

 

Owners' reviews

5
Update - Very pleased with the 3008 except for the poor MPG
5
Car is impressive but Peugeot UK are disappointing
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