The Peugeot 3008 is a stylish and fashionable alternative to the more generically styled mid-size SUVs in the segment. Is it the perfect car for you?
In this article:
Is the Peugeot 3008 a good car?
It’s a good car – but parts may be expensive, as with many Stellantis products.
Who is the Peugeot 3008 a good car for?
The Peugeot 3008 is a good car for people who want their SUV to stand out from the crowd and who are as serious about style as they are about safety. As a mid-size SUV, it’s ideal for families.
Is the Peugeot 3008 a good first car?
It’s a bit pricey new, and older Peugeots may have issues finding parts, so probably not the best example of a good first car.
Is the Peugeot 3008 a good family car?
Spacious and practical as well as safe, the 3008 is a very good family car and was awarded AutoTrader UK’s Car of the Year.
Is there a Peugeot 3008 in hybrid guise?
Not in SA.
What’s it like to drive?
The minuscule steering wheel looks like it belongs in a rally car, but it’s perfectly placed, increases the fun factor, and simplifies everything. Whether you’re making a U-turn in a narrow street or hitting your favourite twisty mountain pass, you’ll feel like you’re driving a smaller, lighter car with a lower centre of gravity.
The 1.6-litre turbocharged engine has a healthy 121kW and 240 Nm on tap, with a top speed of 201 km/h, and the 0-100 km per hour sprint takes 8.9 seconds. Driving modes on offer are Eco, Sport, and Normal.
– Ané Abertse, AutoTrader
What does it look like?
What is the Peugeot like inside?
The cabin looks and feels like a premium offering. (The red leather interior is an optional extra. Pictured here is the flagship GT model.)
Tech and spec features
The new PEUGEOT 3008 includes all the latest generation driving aids as part of its range of on-board technologies:
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go function on the GT, and it automatically restarts the vehicle if the stop was less than 3 seconds. Otherwise, a simple press action by the driver will restart the function. This forms part of the Drive Assist package.
Lane Keep assist, the system monitors road marking and road edge to actively assist in keeping the vehicle in the lane should it unintentionally drift across without the indicator being put on. Part of the Safety Plus package.
Latest-generation automatic emergency braking (detects pedestrians and cyclists, day and night, from 5 km/h to 140 km/h depending on version) with collision risk warning,
Extended recognition of traffic signs (stop, one-way, no overtaking, etc.).
The new PEUGEOT 3008 still offers a complete range of driving assistance equipment:
Visiopark 1 with 180° rear view camera,
Visiopark 2 with 360° front and rear cameras,
Park Assist, sensors to assist in parking,
Active warning of unintentional lane (or roadside) departure with trajectory correction,
Driver Warning Alert, to detect driver alertness over long driving times and at speeds above 65 km/h by analysing steering wheel micro-movements,
Automatic switching to and from high beam,
Speed sign recognition and recommendation,
Active blind spot monitoring system (with trajectory correction). This function is available from 12 km/h,
Dual-pane sunroof (optional on GT),
Multi-point massage driver’s seat,
Electric parking brake.
Price and specs
Which is the cheapest new Peugeot 3008?
The 3008 1.6T Active at R559 900.
How much does it cost?
|Peugeot 3008 1.6T Active||R559 900|
|Peugeot 3008 1.6T Allure||R629 900|
|Peugeot 3008 1.6T GT||R709 900|
*Pricing correct at time of publishing and subject to change without notice.
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Ané AlbertseAné was bitten by the motoring bug at a very young age. Her mom recalls her sitting in her stroller as a 3-year old, naming every car that came past. She was working as a freelance motoring journalist for publications such as Rapport and City Press, when AutoTrader nabbed her for good. She lives in the Western Cape with her two kids and two cats.View News & Reviews