A 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine provides the entry point to the 3008 range, but it’s the turbocharged 154bhp version that really shines. It delivers strong mid-range pull and revs sweetly all the way to the redline. The 1.6 diesel is pretty smooth and has enough punch, while the 2.0-litre diesels always have bags of shove in reserve. The 197bhp diesel hybrid has impressive pace, too.
Peugeot 3008 4x4 ride & handling
Opt for a 3008 with Dynamic Roll Control and it combines a comfortable ride with good body control and plenty of grip. Unfortunately, cars without this system lean more through bends and have a firm low-speed ride. The 3008 is easy to drive around town, but its overly light steering limits the fun on B-roads.
Peugeot 3008 4x4 refinement
Even though the 3008 is a tall car, wind noise isn’t excessive. There’s also little in the way of tyre roar, and it’s only over really rough surfaces that you hear the suspension going about its business. The petrol engines are smooth and free-revving, while the diesels sound clattery under hard acceleration, but are hushed when cruising. The hybrid system in the Hybrid4 version works impressively smoothly.