Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.3 - 7.3 mpp
Diesel engines 6.1 - 9.0 mpp
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 23.8 - 35.7 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.
Based on "Weighted" mpg; figures depend on the proportion of miles driven in pure electric mode and may vary widely

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 35.2 - 48.0 mpg
Diesel engines 41.6 - 60.8 mpg
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 157.0 - 235.0 mpg

Real-world fuel economy and emissions

  • 1.2-litre PureTech petrol best for most drivers
  • 2.0-litre BlueHDi diesel disappointing
  • Smaller engines are genuinely impressive

Claimed fuel economy varies from around 39mpg, to just over 56mpg for WLTP standards – a reasonable set of figures for the class of car, meaning low fuel bills. Peugeot is an early adopter of WLTP and RDE2 emissions standards, and the 3008's figures are good for the size and performance of car regardless of petrol, diesel, manual or automatic configuration.

All models of 3008 except the GT can be specified with 1.2-litre petrol three cylinder or 1.5-litre diesel four cylinder engines, all are turbocharged.

  • PureTech 130 manual: Petrol, 39.7-47.2mpg, 146-168g/km
  • PureTech 130 EAT8 auto: Petrol, 37.3-45.2mpg, 152-172g/km
  • BlueHDI 130 manual: Diesel, 48.2-55.1mpg, 137-154g/km
  • BlueHDI 130 EAT8 auto: Diesel, 48.0-56.3mpg, 136-156g/km

Higher specification models have additional 1.6-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine options.

  • PureTech 180 EAT8 auto: Petrol, 35.2-39.6mpg, 165-181g/km
  • BlueHDI 180 EAT8 auto: Diesel, 41.6-47.3mpg, 162-178/km

The GT is only available with the BlueHDI 180 diesel. Discontinued engines include the 1.6-litre BlueHDI 100 and 120, and the 1.6-litre turbo petrol e-THP.

The AdBlue tank capacity for diesel models is 17 litres.

Hybrid models emit less than 50g/km of CO2

When it comes to CO2 emissions, the Hybrid model emits between 30-41g/km, while the Hybrid4 produces 29-39g/km. Fuel economy figures for the Hybrid4 range from 166.2-235.4mpg, but you’ll have to constantly keep that battery topped up to reach anywhere near that figure. Fuel economy figures for the two-wheel drive Hybrid are 157.2-222.3mpg.

The 13.2kWh battery on the Hybrid4 can drive on electric power alone with a range of 34-40 miles before requiring a recharge, which can take less than two hours when using a more powerful 7kW charge point. Speaking of which, you can check, plan and control when to charge the plug-in hybrid via a smartphone app. The Hybrid achieves a near-identical range of 33-40miles.

Fuel tank capacity for hybrid 3008s is 43 litres, 10 litres less than a non-hybrid 3008.

Other costs - servicing and depreciation

Like smaller Peugeots, the 3008 is offered with the company’s Just Add Fuel finance scheme, which bundles in insurance, servicing, maintenance and road tax into one monthly cost. Servicing and maintenance costs should prove reasonably affordable while insurance costs shouldn’t prove too pricey, too. 

Peugeots do not historically have a good record for holding their value as used cars, though the 3008’s bold styling and popular SUV format should mean it depreciates less than other models from the brand, offsetting its higher price when compared with some of its rivals.

How reliable is the Peugeot 3008?

  • Peugeot has a patchy reliability record
  • New tech may need watching
  • Overall the 3008 feels a solid car 

Peugeot has a chequered past when it comes to reliability, with a reputation for patchy quality. New tech like the digital speedometer may have some teething troubles, but Peugeot should have ironed out these problems early on.

Considering the step change in interior design and quality over previous models it is possible that Peugeot has upped its game here, but the company’s reputation implies that the 3008 may have a few reliability niggles. There have been eight recalls since 2017, ranging from possible fuel leaks, the engine overheating, incorrect emission levels and the towbar may need tightening.

The battery for the plug-in hybrids come with a stand-alone eight-year, 100,000 mile warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £480
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Insurance group 11 - 38
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