This isn’t the cheapest SUV in the class, but it is well equipped. Resale values are hard to gauge at this early stage, but they should be competitive with rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai.
If you’re a business buyer the 1.6 diesels’ lower CO2 emissions will make them cheapest on company car tax. They aren’t as good as the best 1.5 dCi Qashqai, mind, but they match the tax banding of the 1.6 TDI Seat Ateca.
While the 1.2 petrols can’t match the diesels for company car tax, they’re considerably cheaper and offer decent fuel consumption. This makes them a good choice for private buyers.
All 3008’s come with dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and emergency automatic city braking. Even though the basic Active trim doesn’t have sat-nav, it does get Apple CarPlay and Mirrorlink so you can use your phone’s sat-nav through the 8.0in touchscreen. A DAB radio, Bluetooth, and digital instrument display are also standard.
Move up to our pick of the trims – Allure – and you’ll get blind spot monitoring, active lane keeping, automatically dipping main beams and a driver attention monitor, as well as sat-nav, interior ambient lighting, power-fold mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, and a folding front passenger seat.
The price starts to creep up when you hit GT Line trim, which comes with additions such as wireless phone charging and full LED headlights.
Top GT trim is plush, with adaptive cruise control and keyless entry among its benefits, but we still struggle to recommend spending this much.
Peugeot 3008 reliability
The Peugeot brand did well in our last reliability survey, finishing 12th out of 37 manufacturers. It’s too soon to tell if this level of satisfaction will apply to the current 3008, but we’ll update you on that as soon as we can.
From first registration you get a two-year manufacturer’s warranty, followed by a one-year dealer warranty, and AA breakdown cover.
Peugeot 3008 safety & security
Euro NCAP awarded the Peugeot 3008 its highest five-star rating in its crash tests. That's partly thanks to its standard six airbags, and mostly for the number of active safety features. These include blind spot warning, a speed limit display and an alert with automatic steering correction if you wander out of your designated lane from Allure trim upwards.
Importantly, all models come with automatic emergency city braking as standard, which should stop you hitting the car in front that’s just slammed on its brakes. Every model has a remote alarm and an immobiliser, too.
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Even this entry-level model comes with dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and emergency automatic city braking. You don’t get sat-nav, but standard Apple CarPlay and Mirrorlink let you use your phone’s sat-nav displayed on the 8.0in touchscreen. A DAB radio, Bluetooth, and digital instrument cluster are also part of the package.
Our pick Allure
Move up to our pick of the trims – Allure – and you’ll gain many things. Blind spot monitoring, active lane keeping, automatically dipping main beams, and a driver-attention monitor make up the safety side. Sat-nav, interior ambient lighting, power-fold mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, 18in alloy wheels and a folding front passenger seat boost comfort, style and convenience.
Pushes up the price for not a great deal in return. Highlights include a wireless phone charger and full LED headlights.
Top GT trim is plush, but we still struggle to recommend spending this much cash. Only available with the 2.0-litre 178bhp diesel engine, you get adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, a powered tailgate, 19in wheels and a panoramic glass roof. Heated, leather-trimmed, electrically adjustable, massaging seats are also included, along with smart wood interior trim.