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