Some people love the Peugeot 3008 while others hate it. The one thing that is sure is that this SUV has quite a striking appearance, having won numerous awards in the past. The 2017 Peugeot 3008 offers many visual stimuli but is the car as good, cheap to run, great to drive and practical as advertised? Let’s check by looking at some key factors.
There is a really good petrol engine option that is quite eager and peppy. You can also go for one model that is stronger. When looking at the diesel engine options, you have 3 of them, coming in with 99 bhp or 118 bhp in the 1.6 litre option. 2 2.0 diesel engines can be considered. They are a little bit punchier but the extra outlay is not necessarily justified. 178 bhp version will be strong and refined but everything is expensive when looking at the other options.
The suspension available in this SUV looks pretty good but the ride quality is not as soft as you would find in the Nissan Qashqai. However, it is much better than with other options available in the same part of the SUV market. The body will move softly so you will feel much of the road conditions. You will not be annoyed and the larger 19 inch wheels will make everything better.
The handling is good but it will not win any award. You will have a little vague steering driving on the motorway and we have a steering wheel that is a little small. It is something you have to get used to. Steering weight is good and the grip is strong enough. You want to stay manageable and light while driving in the town and the 2017 Peugeot 3008 can offer just that.
This is a good point for the 2017 Peugeot 3008 since it has an upmarket feel that is only surpassed by the more expensive models. Surfaces are really soft when you touch them. Various materials are used and they work really well together to create a great overall design. There are different trims and you will want to see exactly which one is the best for you though. Ambient lighting will be really good for all the trims except the entry-level one.
As a standard we get folding rear seats but they will be split at a 60-40 ratio instead of the really convenient 40-20-40 with the rivals. Fold backrests with ease and there are some levers that are quick-release and you can get so much overall flexibility. Rear seats will not recline or slid but you can get the front passenger seat flat. Long loads are thus easily fitted in.
Since many SUV buyers are interested in boot space, you should know that the 2017 Peugeot 3008 does not really offer the best option in the class, although it is impressive to put in some large suitcases or a buggy. There is no presence of weird intrusions that would make the available space unusable. The boot floor is adjustable and loading larger items will be easy.
The highest safety rating was obtained from Euro NCAP. That is mainly because of the different active safety features and the 6 airbags included as standard. You get blind spot warning, speed limit display, automatic steering correction and more. The best standard feature included for safety purposes is the automatic emergency breaking that is very useful in a city driving scenario. This SUV is definitely really safe to drive but it is particularly safe in cities, making it a good choice for those that often commute to work.