The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
You’re supposed to view the Peugeot 3008's iCockpit digital instruments (the speedo, rev counter etc.) by looking over – rather than through – the steering wheel. To make this possible, the wheel is mounted lower than you might expect and is barely the size of a dinner plate.
This unconventional arrangement works far better in the 3008 (and 5008) than it does in Peugeot's lower-riding models, including the 208 and 308. Most will find it easy to get comfortable, but make sure you go for a test drive before buying to be sure; the steering wheel might block some drivers’ view of the instruments.
If you're particularly nervous about parking, it's worth considering the Visio Pack 2. This is optional on Allure Premium and GT (standard on range-topping GT Premium) and adds a self-parking system as well as a 360-degree camera that shows obstacles all around the car.
All trims get basic LED headlights as standard, but GT trim has an upgraded version with fancier daytime running lights, additional lighting to illuminate corners better, and a fog mode.
Sat nav and infotainment
Entry-level Active Premium models have an 8.0in touchscreen positioned high up in the middle of the dashboard. Frustratingly, there's often a delay between you pressing the screen and anything happening, and usability isn't helped by a slightly confusing operating system.