Peugeot 3008 Review

Gumtree Rating

4.0 rating

Essentially the 308 hatchback on growth hormones, the Peugeot 3008 landed in 2009. It was practical and, as family cars go, good to drive – but it wasn’t pretty. Luckily, Peugeot fixed that with its sleeker 2014 and 2017 models. The petrol and diesel engines on offer are responsive and efficient, and a hybrid option’s been around since 2012. Price-wise, it’s fairly competitive against similar offerings from Nissan and Skoda, but the new 3008 is arguably the better-looking. The original model is an affordable buy, but if your budget can stretch, the post-facelift 2014 iterations are worth the extra cash.

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What we think about the Peugeot 3008

The Peugeot 3008 has everything you could want from a family SUV – practicality, economy and comfort. In the latest models, you can add style to the list too.



Good looks and snazzy interior


Decent equipment


Solid engines and hybrid option


No real high-performance model

Less stylish older versions

The latest 3008 is available in five trims: Active, Allure, GT Line, GT Line Premium and GT. Pre-2017 models were Sport instead of GT (Line). In newer models, even the lowest spec has a tech-laden, stylish interior. Engine-wise, they’re all solid, offering a great balance of power and economy.

Driving performance of the Peugeot 3008

Our Driving Rating7 / 10

As you’d expect, the driving position is high, so there’s a good view of the road. Peugeot’s fully digital instrument panel in the newest models is impressive for a car in this class, but its position above the steering wheel may not be to everyone’s taste. In terms of ride, both the original 3008 and the 2017-onwards iterations emphasise comfort, so don’t expect a sporty driving experience. But it’s responsive and nimble enough – and extremely practical, which not many performance-focused rivals can claim. The Hybrid4’s speed is the standout, with a hot-hatch-like 0-60 mph of 5.9 seconds.

Safety and reliability of the Peugeot 3008

Our Safety Rating7 / 10

Both models received a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP and have two Isofix child seat mountings. The post-2017 model has additional safety equipment, such as a lane-departure warning and a system that can recognise speed-limit signs and restrict your speed. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which automatically brakes for you before a crash, was always an option but it became standard in 2018. Peugeot hasn’t always had a great reputation for reliability but this has improved recently. Nevertheless, when buying used, always check that the electrical equipment is working.

Under the bonnet of the Peugeot 3008

Our Engine Rating7 / 10

Family cars aren’t about speed, but these engines are responsive enough. Our favourite in earlier models is the smooth 1.6 e-HDi diesel that returns 67 mpg with a decent 0-60 time of 13.6 seconds. In newer models, the mid-range diesel is a good choice, offering responsive acceleration, 0-60 mph in 11.5 seconds and good fuel economy. For petrol lovers, the top choice is the turbocharged 1.2 PureTech, which balances acceleration with efficiency. If you want more performance, the Hybrid4 gets to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, but it’s only available with automatic transmission.

What you'll find in the Peugeot 3008

Our Design Rating8 / 10

So, you’ve probably gathered that we’re fans of the styling on the 2017 onwards models. It’s certainly up there with much of the competition, and the 2020 touch-up gives the 3008 the kind of big-grilled face that’s very popular with prestige brands such as Audi and BMW. The 2009-2016 model’s styling is more a mix of hatchback and MPV, and it lacks the refinement of later models. It’s certainly not ugly though, and still has a great deal to offer used buyers.

Comfort and interiors in the Peugeot 3008

Our Comfort Rating8 / 10

Again, it’s Peugeot’s second go at the 3008 that wins here. It offers a level of style and equipment that you might expect to find in more expensive vehicles. The earlier model was also fairly sleek and felt relatively premium for its time. It’s not just style over substance though – buyers are likely to be focused on practicality, and both versions of the 3008 deliver. The newer model has a split boot floor, offering plenty of storage space, while the older model has a split tailgate for easier loading.

Peugeot 3008 interior front seats

What features you'll find in the Peugeot 3008

Our Features Rating8 / 10

Even at the lowest trim level, lots of impressive features come as standard, including a digital dashboard, parking sensors and automatic wipers/headlights. Infotainment-wise, there’s a sat nav and even Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Keep in mind that on previous models the infotainment system was a little old-fashioned even for the late 2000s – basic specs included just a radio and CD player. Higher trims did get a screen though, so it’s worth shopping around if tech features are a must.

What fuel efficiency to expect from the Peugeot 3008

Our Fuel Consumption Rating7 / 10

All 3008 engine variants offer good fuel efficiency but some really stand out. In the older 3008s, the 1.6 e-HDi hybrid diesel had the best figures at 67 mpg, and in post-2017 models, that title is won comfortably by the Hybrid4. It can hit up to 235.4 mpg and has a range of around 37 miles when using electric power alone. The turbocharged 1.2 PureTech petrol is a good choice too, balancing running costs (up to 47.2 mpg) with a responsiveness that belies its small size.

Running costs of the Peugeot 3008

Our Cost Rating7 / 10

Servicing costs for Peugeots are not especially high and insurance is unlikely to be particularly expensive either. All petrol and diesel variants fall below insurance group 18, with the exception of the more powerful 2.0 diesel and 1.6 PureTech petrol. Insurance on the hybrid will be much costlier as it can be as high as insurance group 36 – but you can also expect lower fuel costs. If you’re not too bothered about snazzy features, save cash by going for the entry-level Active trim.

Our verdict of the Peugeot 3008

4.0 rating

4 / 5 Gumtree rating

The Peugeot 3008 is a practical family car with good driving manners, and it won't break the bank. Later models have striking looks and decent tech features.