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Peugeot 3008 review - Interior & comfort

The Peugeot 3008 has one of the best interiors we’ve come across in recent years

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4.3 out of 5

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3.7 out of 5

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Interior & comfort Rating

4.5 out of 5

The Peugeot 3008 deserves to be heaped with praise for its interior design and represents the best in class. Peugeot is really hitting some high notes with the quality of interior materials, which range from excellent soft-touch plastics on top of the dashboard to attractively textured cloth running along the inside edge of the doors.

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Like in its other cars, Peugeot fits the 3008 with a small steering wheel that’s designed to be looked over (rather than through) when viewing the dials – the ergonomics of this now look to have been resolved. Taller and shorter drivers who've found the steering wheel obscures the i-Cockpit gauges in other Peugeots shouldn’t have the same problem in the 3008, but you should still test drive the car and check your driving position before you buy.

Thanks to its great interior and ride quality, the 3008 is one of the most comfortable cars in its class.

Peugeot 3008 dashboard

The Peugeot 3008 has a 12.3-inch digital display that replaces the speedometer, fuel gauge and other dashboard dials and can be configured to show sat-nav guidance, media playlists or information about fuel economy and journey times. Rivals are increasingly offering a similar setup, but occasionally it’s still listed as a pricey option. For the facelift the screen has been upgraded for improved contrast, making it easier to read.

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Another nice touch is the row of seven silvered toggle switches below the 10-inch infotainment system, which has grown for the updated car and now has improved definition. These look almost like piano keys and work in conjunction with the touchscreen, bringing up music, ventilation and other modes. You still have to use the screen itself to adjust the temperature and other settings, though, but the screen is capacitive rather than resistive, so it’s much easier to operate than some setups.

Equipment

The Peugeot 3008 model range kicks off with Active Premium+, and choosing this gets you 18-inch alloy wheels, an ‘Aluminium Pack’ with aluminium front door sills, pedals and roof rails, dark tinted rear and side windows, LED daytime running lights, cruise control, a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Moving up to Allure Premium+ trim adds a contrasting black roof, keyless entry and go, ambient lighting and half leather effect upholstery. The infotainment system in this model is also upgraded from an eight-inch touchscreen to a 10-inch unit with ‘3D’ sat nav. It also gets voice recognition tech so you can use spoken commands for some functions, if you wish.

There's also a top 3008 GT trim with Alcantara interior finishings, adaptive cruise control, an Advanced Emergency Braking System, front collision warning, lane keeping and a blind-spot monitor, as well as front and rear parking sensors and a host of sportier exterior trim pieces.

Options

Just because the Peugeot 3008 is well equipped, doesn’t mean there isn’t a fairly lengthy options list. Metallic paint is near-essential for many and costs just over £600. We always recommend specifying a full-size spare wheel if possible, for which Peugeot asks around £100. The upgraded 7.4kW charger for the PHEV costs £350, which seems like a no-brainer if you have a compatible home wallbox.

Night vision and a wireless smartphone charging pad is available, along with Nappa leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof. You can also choose a black pack that darkens the exterior trim on selected models.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 Hybrid 136 Allure 5dr e-DSC6
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £34,660

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.6 Plug-in Hybrid 195 Allure 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £40,650

Fastest

  • Name
    1.6 Plug-in Hybrid 195 Allure 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £40,650

Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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