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Used test: Hyundai Tucson vs Peugeot 3008 vs Skoda Karoq verdict

You can save around £10,000 on these stylish and practical SUVs by buying them at four years old, but which of our trio should you choose?...

Skoda Karoq

Our verdict

The Hyundai Tucson is well equipped and has the strongest engine of our trio, but it also has a dated interior, a choppy ride, vague steering and disappointing fuel economy. These aspects let it down and land it in third place.

Up next is the Peugeot 3008. It has a wonderful interior that feels like it’s from the class above, is affordable to run and is supremely practical (as long as its original owner didn't tick the box for the optional panoramic roof). Indeed, the 3008 is only really let down by a lukewarm driving experience and questionable reliability.

The Skoda Karoq may not be the most exciting car in the world, but it’s one of the very best family SUVs you can buy. It’s practical, good to drive and generously equipped, making the Karoq the clear winner in this comparison test.

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1st – Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq

For Most enjoyable handling; clever rear seats; biggest boot
Against Suspension noise; big lip at boot entrance

What Car? rating five stars out of five

Peugeot 3008

For Stunning interior; most frugal engine; best crash-test performance
Against Vague clutch and gearshift; so-so performance; questionable reliability 

What Car? rating four stars out of five

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3rd – Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

For Lots of standard equipment; most powerful engine; impressive warranty
Against Unsettled ride; thirsty engine; vague steering; mediocre interior quality

What Car? rating three stars out of five

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Specification: Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDi 177 Premium

Engine size 1.6-litre petrol
Power 175bhp @ 500rpm
Torque 196lb ft @ 1500-4500rpm
0-60mph 8.8sec
Top speed 125mph
Fuel economy 37.7mpg (Official NEDC combined)
CO2 emissions 173g/km

Specification: Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech 130 GT Line

Engine size 1.2-litre petrol
Power 129bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 170lb ft @ 1500rpm
0-60mph 10.5sec
Top speed 117mph
Fuel economy 55.4mpg (Official NEDC combined)
CO2 emissions 117g/km

Specification: Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150 SE L

Engine size 1.5-litre petrol
Power 148bhp @ 5000-6000rpm
Torque 184lb ft @ 1500-3500rpm
0-60mph 9.1sec
Top speed 126mph
Fuel economy 52.3mpg (Official NEDC combined)
CO2 emissions 125g/km