The Peugeot 3008 is Peugeot's first attempt at a 'crossover' vehicle, and it's a great effort The big Peugeot mixes the attributes of a people carrier, a family hatchback and a 4x4. That makes it spacious, practical and high riding, so it's many things to many people. The ride is very comfortable, making the Peugeot 3008 a sensible family car purchase.
- Well-built interior
- Great diesel engines
- Spacious and practical
- Low kit levels on entry-level model
- Feels a bit dated
- Limited rear visibility
The 3008's striking styling marks a new direction for Peugeot and it certainly looks distinctive. The interior is even more impressive than the exterior, as it's exceptionally well built and very smart, which is a far cry from Peugeots of old. The 3008 is practical and easy to drive, too, while the HDi diesel engines suit it extremely well.
- Stylish, upmarket design and well equipped interior
- Four wheel drive and smooth automatic gearbox
- Powerful, fuel efficient engine
- Expensive to buy
- Technology lacks range extending "plug-in" facility
- Hybrid engine's batteries eat up boot space
It might be the same shape on the outside, but under the skin, this diesel-electric hybrid version of the 3008 is so radically different to the conventional model that it deserves its own review. The four wheel drive model promises up to 75mpg, while the most fuel efficient models promise CO2 emissions of under 99g/km – making this one of the cleanest, most fuel efficient people carriers on the market.