Peugeot 3008 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Available fuel types:hybrid, petrol, diesel
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RRP £26,905What Car? Target Price from£25,220

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The 3008 costs a bit more to buy than an equivalent Nissan Qashqai or Skoda Karoq – no matter whether you're looking at the brochure price or the price you should pay after discounts. However, it's still significantly cheaper than similar-sized premium-badged alternatives, such as the Volvo XC40, and should hold onto its value pretty well.

The pick of the range for most buyers is the PureTech 130 petrol. Not only is it the cheapest engine in the 3008 line-up, you'll also get impressively thrifty fuel economy in real-world driving (visit our True MPG site for more information). Co2 emissions aren't much higher than those of the diesel versions, either.

But for really low official Co2 emissions (from just 30g/km), the plug-in hybrid versions are way to go; these models are particularly compelling for company car drivers paying benefit in kind (BIK) tax. Just don't pay much attention to the sky high official fuel economy figures; your actual fuel economy will depend entirely on how often you charge up the battery.

Equipment, options and extras

Entry-level Active trim is certainly worth a look if you aren't overly fussed about creature comforts. It gets all the essentials, including climate control, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and 17in alloy wheels.

We reckon mid-spec Allure trim is worth the extra, though. It adds keyless entry, power-folding door mirrors, 18in alloys and a slightly posher interior. You also get some extra safety kit that we detail further down the page.

GT Line, GT Line Premium and range-topping GT trim add even more luxuries, but they're a bit too expensive for us to recommend. If you have that much money to spend, we'd recommend looking at the Range Rover Evoque and XC40.

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Reliability

In the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey, Peugeot finished a middling 18th out of 31 brands in the overall league table. But there's better news where the 3008 is concerned because it was one of the most dependable family SUVs in the survey.

You get a two-year manufacturer warranty, followed by a one-year dealer warranty, on all 3008s. The exception is the battery of the plug-in hybrid version, which is covered by a separate warranty that lasts eight years or 100,000 miles, with a guarantee that it’ll retain at least 70% of its original capacity during that time.

Safety and security

You get loads of standard safety kit in the Peugeot 3008, including automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. Go for Allure trim or above and you'll also get some automatic steering correction if you accidentally wander out of your lane, along with blindspot monitoring and an SOS system (this can alert the emergency services for you if you're involved in an accident).

That impressive roster of safety provisions is one of the reasons the Peugeot 3008 was awarded five stars (out of five) for safety by Euro NCAP when it was tested back in 2016 – but it also scored fairly high marks for its crash protection of both adult and child occupants. Mind you, it's important to note that Euro NCAP's testing protocol is significantly more stringent today than it was back in 2016.

Every version of the 3008 comes with an alarm and an immobiliser as standard to help keep thieves at bay.

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Overview

Stylish, practical and good to drive, the well-equipped Peugeot 3008 is one of the best family SUVs you can buy. Go for the entry-level 1.2 PureTech engine unless you're a company car driver, in which case the Hybrid versions are worth considering.

  • Stylish, high quality interior
  • Large and practical boot
  • Strong engines
  • Rear space isn't class-leading
  • Pricier than some rivals
  • So-so infotainment system

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