Peugeot 3008 2019 front left cornering shot

Peugeot 3008 review

Costs & verdict
Manufacturer price from:£24,580
What Car? Target Price:£23,161
Search new deals
Review continues below...

In this review

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

This isn’t the cheapest SUV in the class, but it is well equipped. Resale values are impressive, almost matching the Skoda Karoq and proving far stronger than those of the Nissan Qashqai.

The petrol Puretech 130’s low emissions and lack of a diesel surcharge makes it cheapest on company car tax. Conversely, while the diesel BlueHDi 130 occupies a higher tax band, its better economy makes it the wiser choice for high mileage drivers who have to pay for their fuel.

If you’re buying privately, we’d stick with the PureTech 130. Its fuel economy is still pretty good and its list price is significantly lower.

Use our True MPG calculator and see what your car really does to the gallon

Equipment, options and extras

All 3008’s come with dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and emergency automatic city braking. Although entry-level Active trim doesn’t have sat-nav, it does get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink so you can use your phone’s sat-nav through the 8.0in touchscreen. DAB radio, Bluetooth, and digital instrument display are also standard.

Move up to our pick of the trims – Allure – and you also get blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, automatically dipping main beams and driver attention monitoring, 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. GT Line, GT Line Premium and GT add even more luxuries, but are a bit too expensive for us to recommend.

Peugeot 3008 2019 infotainment

Reliability

The Peugeot brand didn’t do too well in our last reliability survey, finishing 24th out of 31 manufacturers. Thankfully, the 3008 performed far better, coming second in its class behind the Kia Sportage.

From first registration you get a two-year manufacturer’s warranty, followed by a one-year dealer warranty, and AA breakdown cover.

Safety and 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.

For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to the What Car? newsletter here

 

open the gallery14 Images

Verdict

Stylish, practical and good to drive, the well-equipped Peugeot 3008 is one of the best small SUVs you can buy

  • Stylish, high quality interior
  • Decent ride and handling
  • Large boot
  • Average rear leg room
  • Pricier than some rivals
  • Slow infotainment system
Trims
There are 5 trims available for the 3008 estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Active
This is the cheapest trim level. It features a good amount of equipment including elect...
View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£23,161
Average Saving £1,419
View Trim
Allure
You’ll pay a lot for Allure models but you do get plenty of kit. On top of everything...
View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£24,853
Average Saving £1,527
View Trim
GT Line
Pushes up the price for not a great deal in return. Highlights include a wireless phone...
View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£26,639
Average Saving £1,641
View Trim
GT Line Premium
This high-end trim adds keyless entry and start, a 230v power socket, driver’s seat mas...
View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£28,542
Average Saving £1,763
View Trim
GT
Top GT trim is plush, but we still struggle to recommend spending this much cash. Only...
View trim
Fuel Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£34,339
Average Saving £2,511
View Trim