Peugeot 3008 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the family-friendly MPV-cum-crossover. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the 3008 car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.
One of the original identity crisis crossovers, the Peugeot 3008 mixes elements of high-riding off-roaders with the boxy practicality of a compact MPV, which goes some way to explaining why it looks so odd. As versatile family wheels, however, it has plenty to offer. The range includes petrols, diesels and also a four-wheel-drive diesel-electric hybrid. For more information on the Peugeot 3008, click on our further stories on the links below.
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Not the easiest of cars on the eye, perhaps (although it’s less difficult to look at following a 2014 facelift) but a very practical one. A (French) Swiss army knife of a family car, there’s a split tailgate (the lower part of which can support 200kg), three levels for the boot floor and a fold-down front passenger seat. Versatile though it is, the interior’s showing its age these days with horribly fiddly switchgear and some ergonomic hang-ups from its left-hand drive origins. Great driving position though, and like many big Peugeots it handles well for its size with fine body control and surprisingly keen steering.
The one we’d buy
The 1.6 HDi 115 diesel. It makes up half of all 3008 sales. Laggy low down, but punchy when it gets going and good on fuel.
The one we’d avoid like the plague
Cars with the slow-witted semi-automatic ECG gearbox
Rivals to consider
Ford C-Max, Kia Carens, Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, VW Touran
Seriously practical, drives better than you’d expect
Some ergonomic howlers on the dashboard and centre console, gawky exterior