Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The hybrids’ relatively low CO2 emissions mean they are the cheapest on company car tax by a long way, working out significantly cheaper to run than most of the 3008’s diesel or petrol family SUV rivals. However, high list prices mean private buyers will find lower ownership costs elsewhere. What’s more, while the 3008 hybrids have eye-catching official fuel economy figures, you’ll need to keep the battery topped up to get anywhere close to realising them. The diesel-powered BlueHDi 130 is likely to offer better real-world economy for high mileage drivers.
On balance, though, our pick if you’re buying privately is the PureTech 130 petrol. Its fuel economy is still pretty good and its list price is significantly lower than the diesel or hybrid models.
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.
In the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey, Peugeot finished a middling 18th out of 31 in the manufacturers’ table. Thankfully, the 3008 performed far better than the brand itself overall, coming forth in its class, behind the Kia Sportage, Volvo XC40 and Audi Q3.
From first registration you get a two-year manufacturer’s warranty, followed by a one-year dealer warranty, and AA breakdown cover. Plug-in hybrids are covered by an eight-year or 100,000-mile battery warranty, with a guarantee that it’ll retain at least 70% of its capacity during that time.
Safety and security
Euro NCAP awarded the Peugeot 3008 its highest five-star rating after crash testing. 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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