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Peugeot 3008 review - Reliability & safety

Peugeot 3008 is very safe and scored highly in our Driver Power survey

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.7 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Peugeot 3008 has achieved impressive rankings in recent Driver Power surveys and scored well in Euro NCAP crash testing, which are big ticks for family buyers looking for a trustworthy model for the daily grind.

Peugeot 3008 reliability

Modern car-building techniques mean a manufacturer or group of manufacturers can get more than one model out of a single platform – the mechanical skeleton that underpins the bodywork. The Peugeot 3008 is no exception to this trend, and it shares many hidden parts with the Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer MPV, as well as the Peugeot 308 family hatchback and Peugeot 508 SW estate.

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The 3008 peaked in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey in an impressive second place out of 75 cars in 2020 – in the 2023 edition, it finished in 37th place – a fairly normal decline as the car ages. It still scored strongly in almost every category with a decent rating for reliability (33rd) indicating how pleased 3008 owners are with the car as an ownership proposition, which is obviously encouraging if you're considering buying one. Owners also praised the interior, comfort and practicality, but marked the 3008 down for infotainment, where it could only manage 60th out of the 75 models included in the survey.

Safety

Euro NCAP – the independent body that assesses the crashworthiness of new cars – toughened up its test criteria recently, so it’s good to see the Peugeot 3008 scored the full five stars when it was assessed. It scored 86% for the protection it affords adults and 85% for that offered to children. This is impressive, as many cars do an excellent job at safeguarding larger occupants, but post a lower result (often by as much as 10%) when it comes to smaller passengers. 

All 3008s get mandatory kit like electronic stability control, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, a tyre-pressure warning system and a seatbelt reminder. Peugeot also throws in a clutch of airbags and a camera that scans for road signs, relaying pertinent information to a screen on the dashboard.

A lane-departure warning system also comes with all 3008s, as does autonomous emergency braking. This latter bit of kit is one of the biggest developments in car safety to have emerged in recent years, with data indicating it helps prevent up to 38% of rear-end crashes.

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Cheapest

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    £28,290

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    £41,540

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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