Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Peugeot 3008 costs a bit more to buy than an equivalent Nissan Qashqai or Skoda Karoq – and that’s the case 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 on to 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 calculator for more information). Its official CO2 emissions aren't much higher than those of the diesel versions, either.
Equipment, options and extras
Entry-level Active Premium trim is certainly worth a look if you aren't overly fussed about creature comforts. It gets all the essentials, including climate control, power-folding door mirrors, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and 17in alloy wheels.
We reckon mid-spec Allure trim is worth the extra, though. It adds the upgraded infotainment system we mentioned earlier, 18in alloys and a slightly posher interior. You also get some extra safety kit that we detail further down the page.
Allure Premium adds keyless entry, the handy foldable passenger seat and more ambient lighting for a reasonable fee, while GT and range-topping GT Premium 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 suggest looking at the Range Rover Evoque or Volvo XC40 instead.