Peugeot 3008 Review 2024

Peugeot 3008 At A Glance

Honest John Overall Rating
The Peugeot 3008 might not be the newest kid on the block, but it's still a very competitive model with a stylish design, upmarket interior and good all-round driving experience. Granted, some newer rivals offer even greater practicality and more dazzling tech, but overall there's a lot to like about Peugeot's family SUV.

+Stylish inside and out with a well-finished cabin. Well equipped as standard. Good range of engines.

-Panoramic roof eats into cabin headroom. There are cheaper alternatives. The infotainment isn't the best on the market nowadays.

New prices start from £21,795
Insurance Groups are between 11–24
On average it achieves 73% of the official MPG figure

When the latest Peugeot 3008 arrived on the scene in 2017 it really shook up the family SUV sector. With its striking design inside and out, upmarket cabin and impressive technology it showed that cars such as these could be both stylish and practical. It also made the previous Nissan Qashqai look decidedly old-hat. 

Since then there's been a number of newer competitors arrive such as the latest Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Ford Kuga, which have upped the ante in those departments. Peugeot has reacted by freshening up the 3008 with a revised exterior look and some even better tech. 

The striking frameless grille certainly makes a statement, but from the rear you'd be hard pushed to spot any changes over the pre-facelift car. Still, design was never a weak point on this car. It still cuts a dash in the supermarket car park, that's for sure - even the Vauxhall's closely related (and also recently refreshed) Grandland doesn't compare in the style stakes. 

The interior hasn't changed a great deal either, which again is no bad thing as it's still a competitive SUV in terms of the smart design and high quality feel. But you do get fresh materials and trims and a new, larger infotainment system. The Peugeot 3008's unusual 'iCockpit' driving position remains, however, and although it works much better here than in some of Peugeot's smaller models drivers of certain shapes and sizes might not get on with it.  

The 3008 is still a pretty practical car, but there are roomier alternatives out there now. Sure, it'll be big enough for most families and the 520-litre boot is a good size, but rear space isn't the most generous and speccing the panoramic sunroof eats into headroom. 

The diesel version used to be our favourite engine in the Peugeot 3008, and the latest 1.5 BlueHDI unit remain both punchy and frugal. But these days the pick of the range has to be the entry-level 1.2 Puretech petrol, which really punches above its weight.

Plug-in petrol hybrid models with two-wheel or four-wheel drive were added to the range in early-2020, giving the 3008 an advertised 217mpg and a pure-electric range of 36 miles.  They offer punchy performance, too, but the four-wheel drive version in particular is rather expensive. 

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, a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a reversing camera. Autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning are standard too.

Prices are slightly higher than some rivals (including the related Grandland and Citroen C5 Aircross), but the extra money buys extra equipment and a more premium ambience. The good level of equipment and stylish cabin make the 3008 stand out, plus strong driving dynamics and refinement. 

We lived with a 3008 for six months - find out how we got on with it in our Peugeot 3008 long term test. Looking for a second opinion? Why not read heycar's Peugeot 3008 review

Ask Honest John

Can I fit a dashcam in my hybrid?

"I have a Peugeot 3008 self charging hybrid arriving next week. In the past I have always had a dashcam hard wired by Halfords. I see that they say they cannot hard wire dashcams if the vehicle is either a PHEV or MHEV. Other that reverting back to the cigarette lighter option is there any other solution without voiding any warranty?"
If you are concerned about voiding your warranty we would suggest starting with the dealer and asking if they recommend a particular brand of dashcam or are able to fit one for you. Alternatively we would suggest trying an independent in-car entertainment specialist if you would prefer not to power your dashcam via a 12V socket.
Answered by David Ross

What is a suitable car for a retired couple?

"We have a Citroen C3 Picasso which we now wish to change. It has been a great success for a 6ft 1in man and 5ft 2ins wife. Motoring is local, South Somerset lanes, plus main and motorway driving in UK and Europe. We wish to change for a similar but petrol-engined type and size vehicle with high seating. Is there any such model in the Peugeot range? Other makes and models you can recommend will be sought out and considered seriously."
We would suggest looking at the Peugeot 2008 or 3008, both of which offer a raised seating position and are available with petrol engines suitable for both town driving and longer journeys. You could also look at the Ford Puma, Citroen C3 Aircross and Toyota C-HR as alternatives.
Answered by David Ross

Whats the best SUV on a £16,000 budget?

"I bought a Peugeot 3008 and a 2006 Hyundai Getz 1.1 I use for work. It's not the most comfortable car and as I'm not using the Peugeot as much as I've decided to sell both and get something down the middle. I do like SUVs but it would need to be comfortable and good on fuel whether petrol or diesel .My budget is £16,000, what vehicles should I be looking at?"
It sounds to us like you already have the ideal car in your garage. If you're only using your Peugeot 3008 at weekends and not longer journeys, you're probably not seeing the best from it in terms of fuel consumption. We would suggest trying it for your commuting, and you should find that the fuel consumption is good - our Real MPG figures show that manual versions of the Peugeot 3008 are achieving over 40mpg, which is close to what you're getting from your Hyundai. This would also save you the hassle of selling two cars and buying something else. However, if you do want to swap for something between the two, you might want to consider the Peugeot 2008. It's a little smaller than the 3008 but still has that SUV feel, and you could go for a version with the same 1.2-litre petrol engine and likely get even better fuel consumption than your 3008.
Answered by David Ross

Peugeot 3008 ECU replacement delay - is this a common issue?

"Is it unusual to have to wait over six weeks for a replacement ECU ordered via a main dealer? They don't seem to be able to give me a delivery date so I don't know if this is a common issue with electrical parts with all manufacturers ."
Peugeot has said that the on-going global shortage of semiconductor chips has caused some delays on a small number of components for high-technology products. The spokesperson said: "This is an industry issue and a continually evolving situation, but we have implemented a number of tools to assist our retailers, as best we can, of estimated delivery times for parts that are on back order." If you require any further support with this parts order, Peugeot said their customer care team are on hand to assist:
Answered by Sarah Tooze
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