Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
There’s plenty of head and leg room in the Peugeot 3008 to accommodate taller adults, and the interior is wide enough to put a comfortable distance between you and your front passenger.
Storage options are right up there with the class best, too. Opening the central armrest reveals a vast air-conditioned cavern beneath, which is useful for keeping your packed lunch cool. Just in front of this sits two cup holders, and there’s a tray for your mobile in front of the gear lever.
The glovebox could be bigger, but the door pockets are usefully large.
The optional panoramic glass sunroof (only available on GT and GT Premium models) severely restricts rear head room, so avoid it if you plan to carry adults in the back more than just occasionally. Otherwise, even passengers well over six feet tall should be quite comfortable.
Leg room is reasonable, although not as generous as it is in the Skoda Karoq or Volkswagen Tiguan. Those two rivals are also slightly wider, and consequently more accommodating when you need to carry three adults in the rear.
Map pockets on the backs of the front seats, and door bins – albeit relatively small ones – boost practicality further, as does a rear armrest, which conceals a ski flap.
Seat folding and flexibility
Folding rear seats come as standard, but the seatbacks are split 60/40 rather than in the more convenient 40/20/40 arrangement that some rivals offer. Handy quick-release levers just inside the boot opening make it easy to fold the backrests down, though, and they lie completely flat once lowered (this feature isn't available on Hybrid versions). As we mentioned above, a ski flap makes it possible to fit four in comfortably while also carrying a long thin load.
Unlike the Karoq and Tiguan, the 3008's rear seats can't be slid back and forth or reclined. However, go for Allure Premium trim or above and you'll get a folding front passenger seat. This allows you to use the full length of the car – from boot to dashboard – to accommodate really long loads. When folded flat, the front passenger seat backrest doubles as a picnic table.
While the 3008's boot isn’t quite the biggest in the family SUV class, it’s still impressive enough to swallow a buggy or a couple of large suitcases with ease. It's a useable space, too, with no awkward intrusions.
All non-hybrid models come with a height-adjustable boot floor that you can raise to create a separate space beneath. Set the floor to its highest setting and there's no awkward lip at the boot entrance or step in the extended floor when the rear seats are folded down. Hybrid models have a slightly smaller boot and no height-adjustable boot floor, although there is a small amount of storage space under the floor for the charging cables.
A powered tailgate, which you can open by swiping your foot under the rear bumper, is optional on most of the range, and standard on GT Premium trim.
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