Peugeot 3008 long-term test review

The Peugeot 3008 is a familiar name, but this latest version has a new look, so we've added it to our long-term test fleet to see how well it compares with its many SUV rivals

Words By Claire Evans

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The car Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech 130 Stopstart Allure

Run by Claire Evans, consumer editor

Why it’s here Peugeot has transformed its 3008 people-carrier into a rugged SUV and given it the latest in-car information and safety equipment. Are these changes enough to make it a family favourite?

Needs to Prove economical and comfortable enough on a 90-mile daily commute and be powerful enough to transport a family of five at the weekends

Price Β£23,755 Price as tested Β£24,280 Miles covered 16,741 Official economy 55.4mpg Test economy 41.6mpg Options fitted Metallic paint (Β£525)

27 February 2018 – seventh Peugeot 3008 report

I’ve been finding out how the Peugeot 3008 – which looks like a rugged SUV but doesn't have four-wheel drive – copes with wintry weather. I’m happy – and relieved – to report that it’s doing well so far.

I got caught up in the start of a Kent blizzard as I was nearing home last night and the 3008 gripped well on the first smatterings of settled snow and slid in a slow and manageable way when I had to use the brakes to stop at traffic lights at the bottom of a snow-laden car park ramp.

However, this did make me wonder: if I was speccing a new 3008 now, would I add Advance Grip Control, a system that offers five settings to optimise traction in low-grip conditions, such as snow or mud?

Since it’s only a Β£470 option, I would say yes. It's a system that would definitely give me added confidence next time I need to drive the car in such difficult conditions.

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