Used test: Peugeot 3008 vs Nissan Qashqai

The new Peugeot 3008 will hit showrooms soon, but how does the previous version stack up as a used purchase against the Nissan Qashqai?

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Peugeot 3008 vs Nissan Qashqai

Our Verdict

For its extra space, utility and comfort alone, the Peugeot 3008 would edge ahead – but its great little 1.6-litre turbo engine clinches the deal.

True, the 3008 will probably wear its miles less well than the Nissan Qashqai, and reliability reports suggest the Qashqai performs slightly better in terms of its dependability and repair costs. However, the 3008 is cheaper not only to run and to service, but also to buy if you're looking at cars of a similar vintage.

It's worth noting that lesser versions of the 3008 are harder to recommend, because unless you choose this 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine or the 2.0-litre diesel, you lose the Dynamic Ride Control system.

Cars without this are more cumbersome to drive and less comfortable, which tips the balance in favour of the Qashqai if you're comparing lower-specification diesel versions.

But if it's high-spec petrol versions you're choosing between, the 3008 is the better used car choice. Pick well, and look for an example that has been cared for and hasn't been abused, and you'll have a versatile and satisfying family hatchback with a welcome injection of SUV genes.

Read our review of the all-new Peugeot 3008

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1st – Peugeot 3008

For Great boot space; roomy interior; impressive 1.6 THP petrol engine

Against Seats are too soft; lesser versions aren't as impressive; interiors don't wear well

Verdict A versatile all-rounder, but only if you choose this higher specification

Rated 4 out of 5

Read the full used Peugeot 3008 review

2nd – Nissan Qashqai

For Easy to drive and fun; hard-wearing interior; good reliability record

Against 2.0-litre petrol feels sluggish; high running costs; firm ride

Verdict Appealing and deservedly successful family car, but best served with a diesel engine

Rated 4 out of 5

Read the full used Nissan Qashqai review

Specifications: Nissan Qashqai 2.0 Acenta 2WD

Engine size 2.0-litre petrol

List price when new Β£17,550

Price today Β£3000-10,500

Power 138bhp

Torque 142lb ft

0-60mph 10.1sec

Top speed 119mph

Fuel economy 34.4mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 192g/km

Specifications: Peugeot 3008 1.6 THP Sport

Engine size 1.6-litre petrol

List price when new Β£17,795

Price today Β£3000-10,000

Power 148bhp

Torque 177lb ft

0-60mph 10.1sec

Top speed 124mph

Fuel economy 48.2mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 176g/km

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