The 2017 Peugeot 3008 is a front-drive passenger car with an all-terrain body that measures 4.45 meters in length. The range consists of two versions with gasoline engine (131 hp and 165 hp) and three with a diesel (120, 150 and 181 hp).
The selling price starts with 23,700 euros ( price, equipment and technical data of all versions ), which corresponds to the PureTech petrol version 1.2 of 131 hp. It is more expensive than a Kia Sportage 1.6 GDI 132 hp, than a Renault Kadjar 130 hp and a Hyundai Tucson 1.6 GDi 132 hp. These three alternatives cost less than € 21,500, with lower equipment than the Peugeot ( comparative price and equipment tab ). The Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost 120 hp is also cheaper; The SEAT Ateca 1.4 EcoTSI 150 is the most expensive, fast and equipped of all models cited ( comparative tab ).
In our opinion, an outstanding aspect of the 3008 is its silence of march with diesel or petrol engines. The 3008 we have driven the most is the diesel engine 120 hp (version 1.6 BlueHDi 120 S & S) and GT Line equipment.
This 120-horsepower engine accelerates enough so that more power is not normally missing. Anyone who wants to feel an intense push when stepping on the accelerator or completing overtaking in a small space, it is best to resort to the most powerful engines. Fuel consumption is low (at legal speeds per highway, it is easy for the fuel consumption to be less than 6.0 liters on average). There are rivals that spend even less, although the difference with the meager is not great.
Dynamically, it is also satisfying. It is agile (for its dimensions and approach) and reacts safely in adverse circumstances. This good balance between agility and safety comes with a suspension that is firm but not uncomfortable. The steering, which is quick, helps to have that perception that it is very difficult for the car to change its course.
The driving position did not please us because the steering wheel can not be far away from the pedals – which forces you to carry the most flexed legs of the account – and these go arranged with an angle of inclination that is not natural to everyone . As in other modern Peugeot, The instrumentation is seen above the rim of the steering wheel. To achieve this, Peugeot has had to use a small steering wheel, which can not be placed high on the driver’s trunk and flattened by both top and bottom.
In the rear seats the legroom is slightly lower than most of its alternatives, but the width between doors and the headroom is large. The access and exit of its interior is comfortable because of the height of the seats and because they are not far from the edge of the body. The trunk has a volume of 520 liters, which is the same as a Tiguan and more than the rest of alternatives.
The optional equipment can be very abundant. You can practically carry everything that is available today in your similarly priced alternatives. There are things that are very useful and others that are not so much because they are not well resolved. For example, I found the LED lighting system to be good (both for its power and for the good functioning of the connection and automatic disconnection of the long ones, which does its job well: in time so as not to dazzle other users and without being confused With the reflection of the road panels). Among those that do not always perform well, there is the reversing camera or the set of cameras that generate a zenith view of the vehicle (Peugeot called this option “Visio Park”). They do not give an image of good quality ( example ) and for this reason they are not useful to rush to the maximum the space during the maneuvers. There are other things that, from my point of view, could be perfectly dispensed with, such as the massage function in the front seats (although it has nothing to do with a manual massage, possibly there is someone who likes it).
The Peugeot 3008 is not a luxury car, but the quality of the finish is good and leaves a good impression. Its finishes, adjustments and materials are reminiscent of those of the Peugeot 308 2014 . The interior is lined with richer materials than a Nissan Qashqai or a Renault Kadjar. The metallic-looking buttons on the console are actually plastic but convey solidity and quality when handled.
All engines of the Peugeot 3008 have a system of automatic on and off of the engine in the arrests ( Start & Stop ). The versions 1.6 THP 165 hp and 2.0 BlueHDI 180 hp are only available with an automatic ( torque converter ) and six ratios ( EAT6 ). This change is an option in versions 1.2 PureTech 130 and 1.6 BlueHDi 120. The rest of 3008 have a manual, of five or six speeds.
It can not have four-wheel drive, but it can carry a device called “Advanced Grip Control” that modifies the management of traction control to be able to move more easily on sliding surfaces, and more important, includes special wheels For snow or mud (type M S). The ground clearance of the Peugeot 3008 is 22 centimeters, which is a lot compared to the one with its alternatives (the Hyundai Tucson is 17.2 cm, the Nissan Qashqai and the Volkswagen Tiguan have 18 cm, while in the Renault Kadjar is 19 cm).
This is the second generation of the Peugeot 3008. It is built on the EMP-2 -Efficient Modular Plattform 2- platform that is already used in other models of the Peugeot-Citroën Group, such as the 308 and the C4 Picasso . According to Peugeot, the use of this platform has allowed the new model to be an average of 100 kg lighter than the model it replaces. The 3008 first generation was put on sale in 2009 and had a different silhouette to the current model since it was halfway between a minivan and an SUV. In 2014 Peugeot made a series of small changes in this first generation to update it.