Instead of building a car full of compromises, the Peugeot 3008 is one that blends the best qualities of a hatchback, a people carrier and an SUV. It gets the rugged looks of a crossover, the practicality and versatility of a people carrier, yet the enjoyable drive you’d associate with a small supermini. The looks were a step in a new direction for Peugeot, as was the interior, which is well made and surprisingly desirable. It's practical, too, as the Range Rover-style split tailgate is very convenient and the cabin is well thought-out. However, less is more, so steer clear of the larger diesel engine and expensive HYbrid4 models – the 1.6 HDi diesel delivers the best mix of performance, fuel economy and driving enjoyment.