Peugeot 3008 vs Peugeot 5008: verdict

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 vs Peugeot 5008 rears

Our verdict

These two cars are closely related under the skin, so it’s not surprising that in some areas, such as driving positions and interior quality, they feel remarkably similar.

If you’re a company car driver, the Peugeot 3008 might well be a no-brainer on tax savings alone. Likewise, if the plug-in hybrid setup suits your lifestyle, it’ll also have the potential to slash your running costs. But it feels compromised in the way it drives, and it’s neither the best plug-in hybrid in its class nor even the best version of the 3008.

The Peugeot 5008 remains a terrific choice if you need a practical seven-seater for a reasonable price. The extra space and versatility it provides are always going to come in handy, plus it’s better to drive than its sibling. It gets our vote again.

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1st - Peugeot 5008

Peugeot 5008 2022 front

For More spacious and flexible interior; huge boot; more comfortable ride
Against Costs more to run; occasionally floaty suspension
Recommended options Nappa Mistral leather trim (£1300), metallic paint (£575)

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

Peugeot 5008 review >>

2nd - Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008 hybrid 2022 front

For Potentially cheap to run; quiet on electric power; company car tax savings
Against Feels heavy; pricier to buy; boot space compromised; unsettled ride
Recommended options Nappa Mistral leather trim (£1300), metallic paint (£575)

What Car? rating 3 stars out of 5

Peugeot 3008 review >>

Specifications: Peugeot 3008

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Engine 4cyl, 1598cc, turbo, petrol
Peak power 222bhp 
Peak torque 226Ib ft 
Gearbox 8-spd automatic
0-60mph 8.5sec
30-70mph 7.2sec
Top speed 140mph
30-0mph 8.4m
70-0mph 47.4m
Noise at 30mph 61.0db
Noise at 70mph 67.0db
Kerb weight 1760kg
Tyre size (std) 225/55 R18
Fuel tank 43 litres
CO2 emissions 31g/km
Battery size 10.4kWh
Peak charging rate 3.7kW
Charging time 3hr 45min

Specifications: Peugeot 5008

Peugeot 5008 badge

Engine 3cyl, 1199cc, turbo, petrol
Peak power 129bhp at 5500rpm 
Peak torque 170Ib ft at 1750rpm 
Gearbox 8-spd automatic
0-60mph 10.4sec
30-70mph 10.3sec
Top speed 117mph
30-0mph 9.3m
70-0mph 49.1m
Noise at 30mph 62.2db
Noise at 70mph 65.9db
Kerb weight 1430kg
Tyre size (std) 225/55 R18
Fuel tank 56 litres
CO2 emissions 151g/km

Test weather conditions Damp

Cars pictured

Peugeot 3008 1.6 Hybrid 225 Allure Premium e-EAT8 with Celebes Blue metallic paint (£575), black diamond roof (£300), Drive Assist Plus Pack (£600) and hands-free electric tailgate (£400)

Peugeot 5008 1.2 Puretech 130 Allure EAT8 with Celebes Blue metallic paint (£575)

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