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Peugeot 3008 review

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Peugeot 3008
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25 Nov 2016 14:36 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:35

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Peugeot 3008 estate running costs

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.

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Peugeot 3008 estate equipment

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

Peugeot 3008 estate 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 estate 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.

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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
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 electric windows all round, air-conditioning, Bluetooth, automatic wipers and lights, rear parking sensors, cruise...View trim
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£22,950
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Allure
You’ll pay a lot for Allure models but you do get plenty of kit. On top of everything, Active trim provides there are front parking sensors, a rear-view camera and parking space measurement system...View trim
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£24,660
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GT Line
Pushes up the price for not a great deal in return. Highlights include a wireless phone charger and full LED headlights. \n\n...View trim
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£26,465
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GT Line Premium
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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£28,388
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GT
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 t...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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