The Peugeot 4008 stands out as a Japanese engineered SUV with a European style, marking the manufacturer’s attempt to get into newer markets. These SUVs are manufactured in the Okazaki factory, which also builds the Mitsubishi ASX, 4008’s brother in style.
The Peugeot 4008 SUV is bringing in just a petrol version, even if an ASX diesel manual option is still available in some parts of the world. It may seem as it is a bad decision but the truth is that just 14% of all the smaller SUV buyers will choose a diesel engine. Because of this, the only diesel Peugeot 4008 that you can find will be available with a manual gear box.
You can choose out of 3WD or front wheel drive in all engine configurations. The engine is the same 4 cylinder petrol option that is available in the ASX. When referring to the gearbox, we have a CVT or a 5 speeds manual gearbox that are available. On the whole, the vehicle is a little heavy as torque is lower than 200 Nm.
Driving the Peugeot 4008 2014 does not actually seem slow and it is a surprise to notice that. The fastest of all the models is the one that is the cheapest. You can go to 100 km/h in just 9.3 seconds, which is 1.6 seconds faster than the Allure. Around 80% of all the buyers will choose CVT.
We are looking at an SUV with just 5 gears, which is not something optimum in today’s market. However, we have an overall pulling power and acceleration feel that is improved when compared to other models on the market. We are faced with lower noise levels. Driving is quite well balanced, cutting corners easily.
Keep in mind that the steering will become shaky and you will have kickbacks around corners when pushing the SUV. Even so, it will not be a huge issue because of the fact that most Peugeot 4008 2014 buyers will not leave bitumen.
The very first thing you will notice with the Peugeot 4008 is that it is much more French in design than when compared to the 4007. We have a starting price tag of around $29,000, a great design for a small SUV. The only model that is more interesting in design is the Range Rover Evogue, which is more expensive and larger.
We cannot deny the fact that this SUV looks great. The interior is also quite impressive, different than ASX. The steering wheel is really great and we have a lot of space available for rear seats and front seats. 4 larger adults can easily be fit inside this SUV, with a fifth one also staying quite comfortably, if necessary. The interior is obviously not as great as the 3008 or the 508 but it is definitely really good and attractive.
We could say many things about this SUV but what is really important is that we are up against Mazda CX-5, Nissan Dualis, Subaru XV and Volkswagen Tiguan. The Peugeot 4008 2014 is basically right between XV and TIguan, offering a European status and a reasonable 4WD capability. The price tag is not that high and we are faced with great quality for the money that is paid. Extra options are scheduled to appear in 2015 but what is seen in 2014 is already great.