Peugeot Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.2 PureTech Allure Premium 5dr EAT8

Multi function trip computer
Rear parking aid
Lane departure warning system
Front parking sensors
Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
Programmable cruise control and speed limiter
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and android auto
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Bluetooth telephone facility
Speed limit recognition and recommendation
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with configurable 12.3" Head-up digital instrument panel
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with 8.0" capacitive touchscreen in centre console
Peugeot i-cockpit with compact multi-function steering wheel
Driver attention alert system
Extended Traffic sign recognition
3D connected navigation with 10" HD touchscreen + voice recognition system
Passive blind spot monitoring without Steering correction
DAB Digital radio
USB socket
6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
Body colour door handles
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window
LED daytime running lights
Stainless steel roof arches
Gloss black B and C pillar and aerodynamic deflector trim
Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
Black rubber side window trim
Rear LED Peugeot signature 'Claw Effect' lights
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Headlights left on audible warning
Heated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
LED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Power folding door mirrors with blind spot detection indicator and auto dipping function in reverse gear
Aluminium longitudinal roof bars
Body protectors (bottom of front and rear bumpers + wheel arches + protection at bottom of doors) in black
Body colour rear spoiler with stainless steel edging trim
Body colour door mirror shells
Radiator grille in chrome edge trim and facets
Chrome rear bumper facia
Eco LED headlights
LED rear number plate lighting
Chrome front wing trim
Gloss black front bumper air scoops
Front and rear door and sill protectors with polished stainless steel insert
Power folding door mirrors with auto dipping function in reverse gear
Height adjustable front seats
Illuminated glovebox
Front seat back map pockets
Footwell illumination
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic climate control
2 cupholders in front centre console
Satin chrome interior door handles
Gear shift indicator
Roof lining - Salin light grey
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre console ventilation system
Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seats
Centre front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
2x Rear coat hooks
Satin chrome dashboard trim
Satin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
Satin chrome front door panel recess trim
Satin chrome scorpion's tail and toggle switch trim
Two position boot floor
Flocked glovebox interior
Blue ambient lighting for connecting zone
Blue ambient lighting to front door panels, central storage and cupholders
LED interior lighting in storage spaces and load area
3x Isofix child seat fittings in the front passenger and outer rear seats
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
4 Grab handles retractable and damped
12V Sockets in dashboard, rear cabin and load area
Leather steering wheel with detail stitch
Foldable front passenger seat
Brumeo fabric trimmed door armrests
Individual left and right controls in boot for seat folding
Rear bench seat with central armrest and ski hatch
Visibility pack - 3008
Safety plus pack with high beam assist - 3008
Safety pack with emergency braking system - 3008
Two tone horn
Front and rear curtain airbags
Hill start assist
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
Front three point retractable seatbelts with pre tensioners and force limiters
3x Rear three-point retractable seatbelts with force limiters in the outer rear seats
3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
Electric parking brake
Driver and front passenger side airbag
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Braking Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance)
Electronic immobiliser
Remote control central locking with two plip keys
Peugeot Open and Go System
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Perimetric and volumetric alarm with lift and tilt sensor
Automatic door locking when moving off
key operated exterior door lock from the left hand door
Dynamic stability control and electronic anti-skid system
Brumeo fabric Dashboard, front and rear door panel finish
Puncture repair kit including compressor, sealant cartridge and towing eye
CO2 146
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1199
Compression Ratio 2098
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 620
Gears 8
Transmission Automatic
Combined 0.00
Urban 46.00
Extra Urban 38.70
Badge Engine CC 1199
Badge Power 131.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 9.39
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 9.70
Engine BHP 131.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1320
Engine Torque 230.00
Top Speed 117
Front Tyres 225/55 R18
Rear Tyres 225/55 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1620
Length 4447
Wheel Base 2675
Width 1841
Fuel Tank Size 53.00
Weight 1940
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1320
Towing Weight Unbraked 690
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

In you're shopping amongst volume brand models at the upper end of the mid-sized SUV segment, Peugeot's 3008 SUV is one of the cars you'll need to seriously consider. The second generation version we first saw in 2017 has now been lightly updated, with smarter looks that clothe familiar attributes like a large, versatile boot and a quality cabin. You have to really want a car of this kind to really appreciate it but if you do, then you'll probably like this one a lot. There's premium pricing though, particularly for the clever HYBRID PHEV models that top the range.

Background

Any car maker wanting to develop, build and sell a Crossover SUV in today's crowded market knows that the product concerned is really going to have to stand out. There are, after all, so many brands jostling for space in this segment. Has this improved version of Peugeot's second generation 3008 model got what it takes? This 3008 slots into the middle of Peugeot's SUV line-up, just above the supermini-based 2008 and just below the larger and more luxurious seven-seat 5008. Wheras the first generation 3008 competed directly against the most affordable Nissan Qashqai and SEAT Ateca-shaped mid-suzed SUVs, this MK2 model, first launched in 2017, was moved a little more up-market to compete with slightly larger and more sophisticated mid-sized models like Volkswagen's Tiguan, Ford's Kuga and the Mazda CX-5. It shares its EMP2 chassis and engineering with the PSA Group's other mid-sized SUVs, the Citroen C5 Aircross, the Vauxhall Grandland X and the DS 7 Crossback.

Driving Experience

Under the skin, most of the mechanicals are shared with the French maker's 308 family hatch, including the sophisticated EMP2 platform, which means that, as ever, the 3008 is built around a front wheel drive platform. The engine line-up is carried over from other models in the brand's range. That means the majority of customers will continue to choose the 130bhp three cylinder 1.2-litre PureTech petrol powerplant, offered with either manual or automatic transmission. There's also an auto-only 1.6-litre PureTech 180hp petrol unit. And a 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel with 130hp, also only available with the EAT8 auto. Peugeot can also offer you a pair of plug-in 'HYBRID' versions which use a 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine mated to an 80kW electric motor, the resulting package offering a combined total output of 225hp in '225 e-EAT8' form - or 300bhp in the case of the top 'HYBRID4 300 e-EAT8' version, the only variant in the range with 4WD. The electrified driving range varies between 34-36 miles. On the move, the compact steering wheel allows for wrist-flick direction changes. If the development team had been able to give the car a little more steering feel, we might even have called it quite fun to drive. And it's still one of the best-riding Crossovers of its kind.

Design and Build

This second generation 3008 was already a much sleeker-looking thing than its predecessor and the looks have been further sharpened here. Restyled headlights flank a smarter frameless grille, while gloss black side scoops and a painted treadplate are integrated within a fresh bumper design. At just 4,450mm in length, this remains one of the more compact models in its segment, yet very class-competitive interior dimensions have kept the cabin feeling acceptably spacious, as you'll discover when you take a seat behind the wheel. Here, as usual with Peugeot's i-Cockpit design, you're required to view the instrument binnacle over the rim of the usual small steering wheel, rather than through its spokes, the binnacle in question being of the virtual digital kind, with traditional gauges replaced by a big 12.3-inch screen. A further 10-inch screen on the centre stack comes with seven elegant piano 'toggle switches' providing direct access to main control functions, including the radio, Connected 3D Navigation and vehicle settings. Plusher models incorporate into this display an 'Amplify' option that means you can quickly change things like ambient lighting and music settings - and even add in cabin fragrances and massaging seat intensity. Two adults can be comfortably accomodated in the rear; three would be a bit of a squash. Luggage space is more generous than the external dimensions might suggest - rated at 520-litres. Fold the second row of seats flat and this results in a total luggage capacity of 1580-litres, one of the largest and most versatile load capacities in the segment. The folding bench seat has a 2/3 - 1/3 'Magic Flat' capability to optimise loading with a flat floor. The very original adaptable moving boot floor, initiated on the original 3008, has been evolved with two positions to allow the optimisation of boot space and removable side-panels that can be affixed to the side boot trim.

Market and Model

Prices generally sit in the £27,000 to £39,000 bracket, though the HYBRID plug-in variants don't start until you get to around £37,000 and most of them are well over £40,000. In other words, Peugeot certainly isn't shy about charging for this car. Most 3008 sales will continue to be made at well under the £35,000 price point though and there are three main trim levels - 'Active', 'Allure' and 'GT', each built upon by an intermediate level called 'Premium'. Whichever variant you decide upon, equipment levels are pretty complete. Connectivity is taken care of by facilities like MirrorScreen smartphone linking, induction Smartphone recharging and 3D connected navigation with TomTom traffic reports. TomTom connectivity also delivers information that could be essential to your journey on things like local weather, car-parks and the location of service stations. There's also the Peugeot Connect SOS & Assistance system that'll automatically alert the emergency services in the event of an accident. As for safety, Peugeot is offering what it calls 'Active Safety Brake and Distance Alert', a system that combines autonomous braking with a lane departure warning system. There's also a Driver Alert Warning function which will warn you if the car notices fatigue in your driving reactions. Other systems include Automatic High Beam Assistance, to automatically switch between high beam and low beam depending on the lighting conditions and oncoming traffic; Speed Sign Detection; Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop function; an Active Blind Spot Monitoring System; and Park Assist, which allows the vehicle to park itself with minimum input from the driver. There are also useful 'Visiopark' all-round camera view systems if you want them.

Cost of Ownership

Peugeot's BlueHDi diesel engines have already proved themselves to be paragons of cleanliness and frugality in the brand's other models and that's carried forward here. This second generation 3008 design's lighter weight and sleeker bodywork also helps, plus, as you would expect, there's an 'S&S' engine stop & start system to cut the powerplant when you don't need it, stuck at the lights or waiting in traffic. Let's get to the WLTP figures. The BlueHDi 130 diesel auto variant manages up to 56.3mpg and up to 136g/km of CO2. Even if you go for the PureTech 1.2-litre petrol unit, you'll still be getting up to 47.2mpg on the combined cycle and up to 146g/km of CO2 from the manual model. For the 1.6 PureTech auto, it's up to 39.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 165g/km of CO2. For really frugal running cost returns though, you'll need one of the clever HYBRID plug-in variants. These use an 11.8kWh battery which can be fully charged in under two hours using a standard 7kW Wallbox. Once that's done, an all-electric WLTP-rated driving range of between 34-36 miles is possible. Even better news lies with the low WLTP-rated CO2 readings and combined cycle fuel readings generated by these plug-in models; up to 30g/km and 222.3mpg for the front wheel drive 225hp HYBRID; and up to 29g/km and 235.4mpg for the 4WD HYBRID4 variant. Servicing on most 3008 models is needed every year or every 12,500 miles and the cost of garage visits should be affordable too, though Peugeot's fixed-price maintenance package (there's a choice of three, four or five-year plans) is a touch more expensive than rival schemes. You won't have to worry about that if you're buying on finance using Peugeot's attractive 'Just Add Fuel' scheme: this wraps up all your monthly costs in one easy payment, so as the name suggests, your only other cost will lie in fuel.

Summary

A car like this is a lifestyle choice, which means that it needs to be able to change aspects of your motoring lifestyle; the atmosphere you drive in; the way you can use the cabin instruments; the kind of mobility choices you can make at journey's end. A 3008 makes a difference in all these areas in a way that no other car in this class can. Of course, it also needs to get the basics right too. As before, this is one of the most spacious and efficient cars in its segment. And there are shades of real premium quality inside. As for the drawbacks, well Peugeot certainly isn't shy in charging for it, the diesel engine can be a little noisy when pushed and other models in the sector still handle better - though few of these ride the bumps as well. In summary, this remains a very sophisticated kind of compact SUV. Crossovers, it seems, have moved on. To find out how far, try driving one of these.

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Visio park assist 360 with colour camera system + automatic parking assist £375.00 (ex. VAT)
Smartphone charging plate £100.00 (ex. VAT)
180 degree colour reversing camera Standard (ex. VAT)
Hands free electric tailgate £333.33 (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Pearlescent paint £604.17 (ex. VAT)
Special paint £604.17 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic paint £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Body colour roof Standard (ex. VAT)
Black diamond roof £250.00 (ex. VAT)
Detachable towbar with 13 pin + Trailer Sway Mitigation £458.33 (ex. VAT)
Colyn cloth/leather upholstery Standard (ex. VAT)
Nappa leather upholstery with tramontane stitching, heated front seats + floor mats £1083.33 (ex. VAT)
Drive assist plus pack - 3008 £500.00 (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Pearl white £604.17 (ex. VAT)
Special Paint - Ultimate Red £604.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Celebes blue Standard (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Vertigo blue £604.17 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic - Cumulus grey £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic - Nera black £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic - Nimbus grey £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Advanced grip control + 18" Los angeles two tone diamond cut alloy wheels £391.67 (ex. VAT)
Colyn cloth/leather - Mistral black with Mint green stitching Standard (ex. VAT)
Nappa leather - Mistral with Tramontane stitching + heated front seats+ floor mats £1083.33 (ex. VAT)
18" Detroit storm grey diamond cut alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)

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Multi function trip computer
Rear parking aid
Lane departure warning system
Front parking sensors
Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
Programmable cruise control and speed limiter
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and android auto
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Bluetooth telephone facility
Speed limit recognition and recommendation
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with configurable 12.3" Head-up digital instrument panel
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with 8.0" capacitive touchscreen in centre console
Peugeot i-cockpit with compact multi-function steering wheel
Driver attention alert system
Extended Traffic sign recognition
3D connected navigation with 10" HD touchscreen + voice recognition system
Passive blind spot monitoring without Steering correction
DAB Digital radio
USB socket
6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
Body colour door handles
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window
LED daytime running lights
Stainless steel roof arches
Gloss black B and C pillar and aerodynamic deflector trim
Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
Black rubber side window trim
Rear LED Peugeot signature 'Claw Effect' lights
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Headlights left on audible warning
Heated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
LED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Power folding door mirrors with blind spot detection indicator and auto dipping function in reverse gear
Aluminium longitudinal roof bars
Body protectors (bottom of front and rear bumpers + wheel arches + protection at bottom of doors) in black
Body colour rear spoiler with stainless steel edging trim
Body colour door mirror shells
Radiator grille in chrome edge trim and facets
Chrome rear bumper facia
Eco LED headlights
LED rear number plate lighting
Chrome front wing trim
Gloss black front bumper air scoops
Front and rear door and sill protectors with polished stainless steel insert
Power folding door mirrors with auto dipping function in reverse gear
Height adjustable front seats
Illuminated glovebox
Front seat back map pockets
Footwell illumination
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic climate control
2 cupholders in front centre console
Satin chrome interior door handles
Gear shift indicator
Roof lining - Salin light grey
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre console ventilation system
Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seats
Centre front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
2x Rear coat hooks
Satin chrome dashboard trim
Satin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
Satin chrome front door panel recess trim
Satin chrome scorpion's tail and toggle switch trim
Two position boot floor
Flocked glovebox interior
Blue ambient lighting for connecting zone
Blue ambient lighting to front door panels, central storage and cupholders
LED interior lighting in storage spaces and load area
3x Isofix child seat fittings in the front passenger and outer rear seats
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
4 Grab handles retractable and damped
12V Sockets in dashboard, rear cabin and load area
Leather steering wheel with detail stitch
Foldable front passenger seat
Brumeo fabric trimmed door armrests
Individual left and right controls in boot for seat folding
Rear bench seat with central armrest and ski hatch
Visibility pack - 3008
Safety plus pack with high beam assist - 3008
Safety pack with emergency braking system - 3008
Two tone horn
Front and rear curtain airbags
Hill start assist
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
Front three point retractable seatbelts with pre tensioners and force limiters
3x Rear three-point retractable seatbelts with force limiters in the outer rear seats
3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
Electric parking brake
Driver and front passenger side airbag
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Braking Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance)
Electronic immobiliser
Remote control central locking with two plip keys
Peugeot Open and Go System
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Perimetric and volumetric alarm with lift and tilt sensor
Automatic door locking when moving off
key operated exterior door lock from the left hand door
Dynamic stability control and electronic anti-skid system
Brumeo fabric Dashboard, front and rear door panel finish
Puncture repair kit including compressor, sealant cartridge and towing eye
CO2 146
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1199
Compression Ratio 2098
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 620
Gears 8
Transmission Automatic
Combined 0.00
Urban 46.00
Extra Urban 38.70
Badge Engine CC 1199
Badge Power 131.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 9.39
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 9.70
Engine BHP 131.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1320
Engine Torque 230.00
Top Speed 117
Front Tyres 225/55 R18
Rear Tyres 225/55 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1620
Length 4447
Wheel Base 2675
Width 1841
Fuel Tank Size 53.00
Weight 1940
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1320
Towing Weight Unbraked 690
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

In you're shopping amongst volume brand models at the upper end of the mid-sized SUV segment, Peugeot's 3008 SUV is one of the cars you'll need to seriously consider. The second generation version we first saw in 2017 has now been lightly updated, with smarter looks that clothe familiar attributes like a large, versatile boot and a quality cabin. You have to really want a car of this kind to really appreciate it but if you do, then you'll probably like this one a lot. There's premium pricing though, particularly for the clever HYBRID PHEV models that top the range.

Background

Any car maker wanting to develop, build and sell a Crossover SUV in today's crowded market knows that the product concerned is really going to have to stand out. There are, after all, so many brands jostling for space in this segment. Has this improved version of Peugeot's second generation 3008 model got what it takes? This 3008 slots into the middle of Peugeot's SUV line-up, just above the supermini-based 2008 and just below the larger and more luxurious seven-seat 5008. Wheras the first generation 3008 competed directly against the most affordable Nissan Qashqai and SEAT Ateca-shaped mid-suzed SUVs, this MK2 model, first launched in 2017, was moved a little more up-market to compete with slightly larger and more sophisticated mid-sized models like Volkswagen's Tiguan, Ford's Kuga and the Mazda CX-5. It shares its EMP2 chassis and engineering with the PSA Group's other mid-sized SUVs, the Citroen C5 Aircross, the Vauxhall Grandland X and the DS 7 Crossback.

Driving Experience

Under the skin, most of the mechanicals are shared with the French maker's 308 family hatch, including the sophisticated EMP2 platform, which means that, as ever, the 3008 is built around a front wheel drive platform. The engine line-up is carried over from other models in the brand's range. That means the majority of customers will continue to choose the 130bhp three cylinder 1.2-litre PureTech petrol powerplant, offered with either manual or automatic transmission. There's also an auto-only 1.6-litre PureTech 180hp petrol unit. And a 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel with 130hp, also only available with the EAT8 auto. Peugeot can also offer you a pair of plug-in 'HYBRID' versions which use a 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine mated to an 80kW electric motor, the resulting package offering a combined total output of 225hp in '225 e-EAT8' form - or 300bhp in the case of the top 'HYBRID4 300 e-EAT8' version, the only variant in the range with 4WD. The electrified driving range varies between 34-36 miles. On the move, the compact steering wheel allows for wrist-flick direction changes. If the development team had been able to give the car a little more steering feel, we might even have called it quite fun to drive. And it's still one of the best-riding Crossovers of its kind.

Design and Build

This second generation 3008 was already a much sleeker-looking thing than its predecessor and the looks have been further sharpened here. Restyled headlights flank a smarter frameless grille, while gloss black side scoops and a painted treadplate are integrated within a fresh bumper design. At just 4,450mm in length, this remains one of the more compact models in its segment, yet very class-competitive interior dimensions have kept the cabin feeling acceptably spacious, as you'll discover when you take a seat behind the wheel. Here, as usual with Peugeot's i-Cockpit design, you're required to view the instrument binnacle over the rim of the usual small steering wheel, rather than through its spokes, the binnacle in question being of the virtual digital kind, with traditional gauges replaced by a big 12.3-inch screen. A further 10-inch screen on the centre stack comes with seven elegant piano 'toggle switches' providing direct access to main control functions, including the radio, Connected 3D Navigation and vehicle settings. Plusher models incorporate into this display an 'Amplify' option that means you can quickly change things like ambient lighting and music settings - and even add in cabin fragrances and massaging seat intensity. Two adults can be comfortably accomodated in the rear; three would be a bit of a squash. Luggage space is more generous than the external dimensions might suggest - rated at 520-litres. Fold the second row of seats flat and this results in a total luggage capacity of 1580-litres, one of the largest and most versatile load capacities in the segment. The folding bench seat has a 2/3 - 1/3 'Magic Flat' capability to optimise loading with a flat floor. The very original adaptable moving boot floor, initiated on the original 3008, has been evolved with two positions to allow the optimisation of boot space and removable side-panels that can be affixed to the side boot trim.

Market and Model

Prices generally sit in the £27,000 to £39,000 bracket, though the HYBRID plug-in variants don't start until you get to around £37,000 and most of them are well over £40,000. In other words, Peugeot certainly isn't shy about charging for this car. Most 3008 sales will continue to be made at well under the £35,000 price point though and there are three main trim levels - 'Active', 'Allure' and 'GT', each built upon by an intermediate level called 'Premium'. Whichever variant you decide upon, equipment levels are pretty complete. Connectivity is taken care of by facilities like MirrorScreen smartphone linking, induction Smartphone recharging and 3D connected navigation with TomTom traffic reports. TomTom connectivity also delivers information that could be essential to your journey on things like local weather, car-parks and the location of service stations. There's also the Peugeot Connect SOS & Assistance system that'll automatically alert the emergency services in the event of an accident. As for safety, Peugeot is offering what it calls 'Active Safety Brake and Distance Alert', a system that combines autonomous braking with a lane departure warning system. There's also a Driver Alert Warning function which will warn you if the car notices fatigue in your driving reactions. Other systems include Automatic High Beam Assistance, to automatically switch between high beam and low beam depending on the lighting conditions and oncoming traffic; Speed Sign Detection; Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop function; an Active Blind Spot Monitoring System; and Park Assist, which allows the vehicle to park itself with minimum input from the driver. There are also useful 'Visiopark' all-round camera view systems if you want them.

Cost of Ownership

Peugeot's BlueHDi diesel engines have already proved themselves to be paragons of cleanliness and frugality in the brand's other models and that's carried forward here. This second generation 3008 design's lighter weight and sleeker bodywork also helps, plus, as you would expect, there's an 'S&S' engine stop & start system to cut the powerplant when you don't need it, stuck at the lights or waiting in traffic. Let's get to the WLTP figures. The BlueHDi 130 diesel auto variant manages up to 56.3mpg and up to 136g/km of CO2. Even if you go for the PureTech 1.2-litre petrol unit, you'll still be getting up to 47.2mpg on the combined cycle and up to 146g/km of CO2 from the manual model. For the 1.6 PureTech auto, it's up to 39.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 165g/km of CO2. For really frugal running cost returns though, you'll need one of the clever HYBRID plug-in variants. These use an 11.8kWh battery which can be fully charged in under two hours using a standard 7kW Wallbox. Once that's done, an all-electric WLTP-rated driving range of between 34-36 miles is possible. Even better news lies with the low WLTP-rated CO2 readings and combined cycle fuel readings generated by these plug-in models; up to 30g/km and 222.3mpg for the front wheel drive 225hp HYBRID; and up to 29g/km and 235.4mpg for the 4WD HYBRID4 variant. Servicing on most 3008 models is needed every year or every 12,500 miles and the cost of garage visits should be affordable too, though Peugeot's fixed-price maintenance package (there's a choice of three, four or five-year plans) is a touch more expensive than rival schemes. You won't have to worry about that if you're buying on finance using Peugeot's attractive 'Just Add Fuel' scheme: this wraps up all your monthly costs in one easy payment, so as the name suggests, your only other cost will lie in fuel.

Summary

A car like this is a lifestyle choice, which means that it needs to be able to change aspects of your motoring lifestyle; the atmosphere you drive in; the way you can use the cabin instruments; the kind of mobility choices you can make at journey's end. A 3008 makes a difference in all these areas in a way that no other car in this class can. Of course, it also needs to get the basics right too. As before, this is one of the most spacious and efficient cars in its segment. And there are shades of real premium quality inside. As for the drawbacks, well Peugeot certainly isn't shy in charging for it, the diesel engine can be a little noisy when pushed and other models in the sector still handle better - though few of these ride the bumps as well. In summary, this remains a very sophisticated kind of compact SUV. Crossovers, it seems, have moved on. To find out how far, try driving one of these.

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