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Peugeot 3008 review

Award-winning SUV with safety features and technology to keep the whole family happy

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The Peugeot 3008 was launched in 2008 as a mixture of MPV and SUV. The latest generation came out nine years later as a pure SUV and was voted European Car of the Year 2017. It’s easy to see why this car has enjoyed so much success. Whichever model you go for, you’re sure to get a real all-rounder with a blend of practicality, comfort, and driving quality that makes the 3008 a top family car.

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Exterior

Both generations of the 3008 are good-looking cars. The first-gen has attractive headlights and a wide grille, contributing to sleek exterior styling, and unlike some people carriers, it manages to avoid looking like a big lump. With the evolution to pure SUV, the 3008 gets a more rugged and sporty look as you’d expect, and again it works well.

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Interior

The 3008 is a leader in terms of the size and versatility of both its cabin and boot. There is more than enough space for 5 adults, meaning you can fit all the family in with room to spare. There are plenty of useful storage compartments dotted around too, while the materials and dashboard are particularly handsome in the latest generation. The boot is also a good size and the floor can be adjusted according to your needs, while the rear seats are foldable. 

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Driving

The 3008 is a good car for overtaking and cruising thanks to significant torque and powerful diesel engines. It’s a surprisingly agile car too, considering its size, plus it soaks up bumps well and is pretty well refined, not making much noise at high speeds.

Practicality

The 3008 has both good fuel economy and high build quality to keep running costs low. Given it’s aimed at families, the 3008 is also good in terms of safety, scoring 5 stars in the European safety tests and coming with 5 airbags plus force limited seat belts.

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Features

Trim levels include Active, Allure, and Sport, plus the performance level GT Line in the latest generation. Standard equipment in the mk1 includes cruise control, climate control, and parking sensors. Entry level models from the latest generation include a generous amount of kit, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 17-inch alloy wheels, and lane departure warning. Additional features in more premium models include sat nav, keyless entry, and an electric tailgate.

Plenty of manual and automatic models are available. 

Engines

Diesels are much more common and these are more economical but there are a handful of petrol engines out there too. A diesel/electric hybrid was also released for the first generation but this is pretty rare.

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