Peugeot 3008 Review: Sophisticated Comfort

The first generation Peugeot 3008 may have been able to win a few plaudits, but the design wasn’t the most of attractive as it looked more like an MPV rather than an SUV. The second generation model is now here, and that has fixed this issue.

In fact, it’s quite a striking looking car, which is just as well as it will need to stand out in the overcrowded SUV market. It needs to be more than just a pretty face though, does it have other things that matter to buyers? Is it safe? Is it comfortable? Is it well-equipped? Is it practical?

I recently had the chance to test one to find out. The model tested is the Allure trim level, which is one up from the base model and is priced from £24,565. It’s fitted with the 1.2 litre PureTech petrol engine which offers 129bhp and 230Nm of torque.

Mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and front wheel drive – no four wheel drive is available – it’s about to hit 62mph in 10.8 seconds and the top speed is 117mph.

What’s it like to drive though? Check out this video review to find out.

Full written article can be found here:


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cambo2910 says:

Bought a GT after watching your review Aron, and I’m very pleased with it, love all the tech.

Jonn Swinburne says:


Andrew K. NI says:

Great review Aaron. The 3008 looks very classy. Probably their best car ever 🙂

Ethan Hartley says:

You know you said you don’t like the front have you see the gt line and gt models they have a better looking face

Anthony Cross says:

Great review Aaron, one of the best reviews I’ve seen on this car.
Thank you and you have a new subscriber.

gareth pyle says:

nice review…….. good all round info thank you

greycounciller says:

Interesting review, Aaron. Like your down to earth style.Looking to replace my Kuga AWD Tit. Either this or the new 5008. My only reservations is the space in the rear. I felt it too cramped in my driving position for my son. And I’m 5’8″. Do you have short legs for a 6’ft man, lol!! Also, does the styling or the centre console make your driving position feel cramped?

Nick K says:

I have the LED Lights on an allure, being 6’4 it feels a little claustrophobic with the headroom in the pano roof so I wasn’t bothered about having it – like your review car. I was lucky enough to have a GT to test drive twice – including overnight on an extended drive. I had mine delivered in May, in bianca white it got stared at. Decent car, although the middle head rest doesn’t lock up so is more for show. The seats are great (I went for the massage/8way electric and leather all around), including the ability to put the front seat forward to make a large load carrying capability.

Aard Visser says:

RANGE rover


Sorry to be boring but can anyone tell us the actual mesurements of the boot ie how deep and wide ?

MattB88 _ says:

Says something with the quality of your videos that I detest SUVs and Peugeots. Yet here I am watching and enjoying.

The Cat says:

Excellent detailed review. Probably going to get one of these used once the price drops a bit.

Elmir Nozic says:

Nice review

Nodge X says:

Great review, Aaron. I think you’re right. It’s a much more sophisticated proposition than the previous model. It’s the interior that really moves it upmarket. Also, it’s a little more likely to be reliable than a Citroen or a Renault.

Dominic Joseph says:

Great review! Just had a test drive in this car this morning. Wholey agree with all you say. I’d say to any driver in the market for a stylish SUV but that also gets the basics right. Do yourself a huge favour. Test drive one. And don’t get solely sucked into the Tigun/Q3/Ateca snobbery. This is a lovely car and worthy of car of the year. I was surprised at the 1.2 engine. I went into the dealership thinking, meh. It’s gonna be under powered and a rubbish drive. I was wrong. Very wrong.

pete draper says:

Really good and fair review: thank you. I’ve owned a 3008 Allure 1.2L auto for 6 months and it’s a cracking bit of kit. You are absolutely right about it becoming a little skittish when it encounters a rough surface in the middle of a bend; but in fairness, I experienced the same with my BMW 520d. The auto box works really well with the 1.2L, 3 cylinder engine. I have completed 3000 miles and have averaged 45 mpg over that distance. On a regular 200 mile round trip I average 50.4 mpg. As for rear space, I have carried four adults and a two year old in mine on several occasions without a problem, but none of the adults are taller than 5′ 9″. The i-Cockpit is brilliant (I had head up display on my BMW but do not miss it). I was given a £2000 discount as soon as I sat down and above book for my BMW. I think I did quite well. The only options I chose were metallic paint and full size spare tyre/alloy wheel (£100).

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