Peugeot 3008

5/5
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Verdict

During May 2008, Peugeot unveiled their brand-new crossover car, the Peugeot 3008. It was warmly received and when it came to market, it was awarded Irish car of the year. However, some may have had difficulties calling this a "real crossover". It lacked something. This car was more MPV than SUV, and while it may be an extremely practical machine, it just wasn't throwing enough competition in the general direction of the Nissan Qashqai. The new Peugeot 3008 is a completely different story. It has shaken off the MPV look and all round, this is a different machine. It looks better, feels better and is better. This is now an SUV.

Performance

From 2017, the Irish market will benefit from a range of engines. Our test car at the international launch was a 2.0 BlueHDi. It will be available in both manual and automatic form and this model will offer 150 bhp. While we recommend going for the automatic version in this instance, the only slight negative we found was that the gears didn't change as fluidly as they could have - still though, it's a very comfortable ride. Other engines available to the new 3008 line-up include a 1.6 BlueHDi offering 120bhp & 100bhp. There will also be a 1.2-litre PureTech with a 3-cylinder petrol engine. Annual road tax on most engines will cost between €190 and €200, depending on which engine you opt for. There is also a 1.6 petrol engine available which offers 165bhp.

Ride & Handling

On the road, the new Peugeot 3008 is a very easy vehicle to live with. It grips the road well and only throws up a small bit of expected body roll on bends. As previously mentioned, there can be a tiny bit of a lag in the EAT6 automatic gear changes, but this car is put together nicely and the gear changes will be unnoticeable to most. In terms of its ability to deal with Irish potholes - we don't think that'll be much of an issue, the suspension is nicely set up. This car is not available with four-wheel drive; however, it does come available with grip control - which acts is a very intelligent traction control system -which means hills and snow will be easier to navigate than a conventional two-wheel drive car.

Refinement

This is certainly a refined cruiser. It is more refined than the very practical predecessor and overall, the interior feeling of the vehicle is much classier. The engine is slightly audible when the foot is heavy to the floor, but not bad enough to be classed as "lacking refinement". While the interior may feel classier, it is completely different from the last model which was very airy and fresh. Even the interior of the new 3008 is more "SUV" than before. It is very much a wraparound experience, but it does not leave you feeling claustrophobic.

Quality & Reliability

Good quality materials are used within the vehicle itself and this is probably the best-looking interior we've seen from Peugeot. The manufacturer now has a new TFT display as the instrument binnacle and it impresses nearly as much as the TFT displays currently in use by Audi. Peugeot also has a perfume button - like what you'd find in the BMW 7 Series. This is also the first of the Peugeot range to utilise the second generation of i-Cockpit - which is the reason for the TFT equipment. If you are in the market for one of these, we also recommend looking at their FOCAL sound system. It's excellent.

Safety & Security

This car was recently tested for the Euro NCAP and it earned a full five stars for safety. There is a host of driving aids available with the new 3008 with items including; Road Sign Reading and Speed Limit Recommendation system, Active Safety Brake and Distance Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, Active Blind Spot Monitoring, Driver Attention Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop function, and more.

Space & Practicality

This car now offers an additional 90 litres of space in the boot, which brings the space up to 520 litres - extra space is always welcome! Leg room to the rear and front is ample. The only negative is that the rear seats seem a little bit too straight, and some might find them slightly uncomfortable.

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Key Facts

New Price
€25,995
Make

Peugeot

Model
3008
Variant
Access 1.2 PureTech 130bhp S&S
First year of model production
2016
Engine (L)
1.2
Transmission
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
SUV

Running Costs

Tax
€200
Tax Band
A4
Average Cost Per 200KM
€13.4
Cost of filling a tank
€69.64
Average L/100km
5.1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
53
Fuel Tank Range (km)
1039
CO2 Emissions (g/km)
117
Emission Standard EU
EU6

Performance

Driven Wheels
Front
Brake Horsepower
130
Top Speed
188 (kmh)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
10.8
Cylinders
3
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of Valves
4
Aspiration
Turbo
Torque
230

Space & Practicality

Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity (L)
520
Kerb weight
1400
Tyre Size Front
215/65 R17
Tyre Size Back
215/65 R17
Wheel Base
2613

Warranty

Warranty All Components
5 Year warranty
Warranty Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
5 Year warranty
Warranty Mileage
100000
Warranty Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Dimensions

Boot capacity
520 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
215/65 R17 mm
Tyre size back
215/65 R17 mm
Length
4365 mm
Width
1910 mm
Height
1635 mm
Wheel Base
2613 mm
Front Track (mm)
1635 mm
Rear Track (mm)
1527 mm
Kerb weight
1400 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1950 KG
Turning circle (m)
10.9 m

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent, spring
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
130 bhp