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      Launch year
      2017
      Body type
      Crossover
      Fuel type
      Petrol, Diesel, PHEV
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One of the best crossovers around

Best bits

  • Well-finished, stylish cabin
  • Well-equipped as standard 
  • Full-colour digital instruments on all models

Not so great

  • No basic trim level
  • Panoramic roof eats into cabin headroom
  • Electrics not bulletproof

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Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict on the Peugeot 3008

"Practical, good to drive, comfortable, packed with high-tech kit… on paper, the Peugeot 3008 has it all. But does it deliver?"

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The answer is a resounding ‘yes’. In fact, this is one of the best crossovers on the market, which is saying something considering the strength of the competition.


Inside, it’s stylish and modern. A combination of neat details and high-quality materials give the 3008 an upmarket feel. Upfront it’s spacious and the rear seats boast plenty of room for adults. It should also be able to cope with most of your demands, thanks to the generous 520-litres of bootspace.


If you’re not doing many miles, then the 1.2 Puretech petrol engine is worth a look. Our pick of the original range, however, is the 1.6-litre BlueHDi 120PS with official fuel economy of 70.6mpg. It’s smooth, quiet and powerful enough for all kinds of driving, plus it is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto.


Plug-in petrol-electric hybrid models with two-wheel or four-wheel drive were added to the range in early-2020, giving the 3008 an advertised 217mpg and a pure-electric range of 36 miles. Obviously, you’ll need to take these with a pinch of salt as it will depend largely on your driving style and the kind of journeys you do.


On the road, the 3008 is impressive. It’s quiet in the cabin, the ride is firm without being crashy and the handling is neat - even if the steering lacks feedback. That’s a shame because there’s actually plenty of grip available and the bodyroll is well controlled. But, as a driver, you never feel confident exploring its limits in the same way you might a Ford Kuga or Seat Ateca.


But the 3008 is an easy car to live with. The in-car tech gives you plenty of options while features like adaptive cruise control which stops and starts in traffic jams is a nice touch.


Peugeot has foregone the basic Access specification for the 3008, instead offering all cars with a generous level of standard equipment, including a fully digital instrument binnacle (like the Audi Virtual Cockpit), plus a touchscreen with Android/Apple smartphone mirroring. Autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning are also standard.


Prices are slightly higher than rivals, but the extra money buys some worthwhile gear – particularly the beautiful, clear digital instrument binnacle. A good level of equipment and stylish cabin make the 3008 stand out, plus the driving dynamics and refinement are excellent. 


The Peugeot 3008 is a fantastic family car. Not only is it a great car in its own right, but it’s also capable of seeing off some strong competition in perhaps the most congested sector of the market. To beat its rivals takes some doing, but the Peugeot is streets ahead. It’s good to drive, looks great, is plenty practical and is loaded with kit. For once, you don’t have compromise – the 3008 can do it all.


If you're looking for the previous version, you need our Peugeot 3008 (2009-2017) review.


Ready to get your top quality Peugeot 3008?

  • All cars come with a warranty
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  • All quality checked

Peugeot 3008

1.5 BlueHDi GT Line 5dr

  • 2018
  • 20,268 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Desira Peugeot & Suzuki Lowestoft
  • Suffolk, NR330PX
Price:£17,690
PCP: £282.79/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 37 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £282.79, Customer Deposit: £2,653.00, Total Deposit: £2,653.50, Optional Final Payment: £8,302.20, Total Charge For Credit: £3,446.14, Total Amount Payable: £21,136.14, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.1%, Excess Mileage Charge: 14.9ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Peugeot 3008

1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure 5dr

  • 2017
  • 17,531 miles
  • Vospers Peugeot Torbay
  • Devon, TQ27AJ
Price:£15,895
PCP: £279.69/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £279.69, Customer Deposit: £2,384.00, Total Deposit: £2,384.25, Optional Final Payment: £6,620.00, Total Charge For Credit: £2,898.40, Total Amount Payable: £18,793.40, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 9.45%, Excess Mileage Charge: 4ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Peugeot 3008 right for you?

If you’re in the market for a crossover, then you should definitely consider the Peugeot 3008. Don’t be put off by the badge – the interior is a world away from the low-rent fixings in previous Peugeots. Inside the 3008 is a nice place to spend time. There are lots of high-quality plastics and nice touches like the piano key switches. 


Those stylish coupe lines are easy on the eye, but they don’t compromise the boot space – there are 520-litres here which is more than the ever-popular Nissan Qashqai. Although the styling can make it difficult to spot the car’s corners when you’re trying to park.


Peugeot has a reputation for electrical faults, and there have been examples of computer glitches causing problems – from faulty massage seats to stop-start systems not working and even first gear not engaging correctly. So a test drive is essential to make sure everything works.


What’s the best Peugeot 3008 model/engine to choose?

There is no ‘entry-level’ model in the 3008 range. This raised a few eyebrows when new but, as a used car proposition it means that every model is really well equipped.


That means two-zone climate control, a touchscreen system with smartphone mirroring, DAB radio, an electric parking brake, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB socket, three 12V outputs, autonomous emergency braking – plus a full-colour, digital instrument binnacle. The Allure trim has pretty much everything you need, including 18-inch alloys (much better looking than the 17s), auto-dimming headlights, reversing camera and blind-spot detection.


Engine-wise, it’ll depend on your needs. For just pootling around town the 1.2-litre petrol is fine, but the 1.6-litre diesel is the best all-rounder. Two power versions are available – don’t go for low power 100PS as this is only available in the basic Active trim and only has a five-speed gearbox.


What other cars are similar to the Peugeot 3008?

As one of the fastest-growing market sectors, all car makers want a slice of the crossover pie, so the Peugeot 3008 faces a huge amount of competition. In no particular order, there’s the Nissan Qashqai, SEAT Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan. Then there’s the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota C-HR. And don’t forget the Skoda Karoq and Renault Kadjar. Or the Ford Kuga, the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Volvo XC40, Vauxhall Grandland X…. we did say it was a busy market sector.


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Ask the heycar experts: common questions

Is the Peugeot 3008 a good car?

The answer is a resounding yes. In fact the 3008 is one of the best crossovers on the market, which is saying something considering the strength of the competition. Stylish, comfortable and with a high quality interior, it's easy to see why it's so popular.

Andy Brady

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What is the best engine for the Peugeot 3008?

For most buyers, the 1.5-litre BlueHDi is probably the best choice as it offers a decent combination of power, performance and fuel economy. However, we think the turbocharged 1.2 Puretech is the best engine with plenty of character and get up and go.

Dan Powell

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Dan Powell

Is the Peugeot 3008 a 4x4?

The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is a proper 4x4 and the 4-wheel drive mode can be used in 100% electric mode. Other models are available with Peugeot's Advanced Grip Control which combines optimised traction control, specific tyres and Hill Assist Descent Control.

David Ross

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