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...
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.
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