Peugeot 3008 vs Peugeot 5008: costs

Peugeot’s SUVs have lots of great things in common, so how do you pick one? We pit the seven-seat 5008 against the smaller plug-in hybrid 3008...

Peugeot 3008 side shot

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

Technology still costs, to the extent that the hybrid Peugeot 3008’s list price is nearly £4000 higher than the Peugeot 5008’s. However, you can get a slightly better discount on the 3008 via our online New Car Buying service, closing the gap between the two to just over £1000 if you’re buying outright.

Such is the current push on selling hybrid cars that the 5008 will actually cost you around £28 a month more to lease than the 3008. The 5008 is also a fraction more expensive if you sign up to a PCP finance agreement; on a four-year deal with a £2500 deposit and a limit of 10,000 miles per year, you’ll need to budget around £20 a month more if you fancy the larger car, although the optional final payment will be smaller.

Peugeot 5008 side shot

The 3008’s official fuel economy figure of 222.3mpg is remarkable, but you’ll only get anywhere near this if you mostly do short trips and can top up the battery regularly. In our test, with the 3008’s battery depleted and both cars running on petrol power, the 5008 recorded a slightly better figure (33.1mpg versus 32.8mpg).

Over three years, though, the 3008’s ability to cover some trips without using a drop of petrol means it will cost around £2000 less to fuel (assuming an average of 40 miles per journey, starting with a full battery each time).

Adding all the other expenses in, the 3008 is by a very small amount the cheaper car to run over three years, even though the 5008 is expected to hold on to its value better when the time comes to sell and will cost you marginally less to service and insure.

Peugeot 3008 vs Peugeot 5008 costs

The 3008 also scores big-time if it’s being run as a company car. Thanks to its substantially lower CO2 emissions, the 3008 has by far the better benefit-in-kind rate, and over three years that could add up to a substantial saving of around £7500 over the 5008.

Both cars are well equipped in our favourite Allure trim, with 18in alloy wheels, climate control, power-folding door mirrors, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and an upgraded infotainment system.

You get loads of standard safety kit, including automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane departure warning. You also get some automatic steering correction if you accidentally wander out of your lane, along with blindspot monitoring and an SOS system (which can alert the emergency services for you if you’re involved in an accident).

Peugeot 5008 climate control

Both cars carry a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, dating from when they were first launched, with identical individual scores for adult and child protection.

The 5008 finished ninth out of 24 cars in the large SUV class in the most recent What Car? Reliability Survey, while the 3008 finished in 15th position out of 25 cars in the family SUV category. Peugeot as a brand finished in a disappointing 22nd place out of 30 manufacturers in the same survey.