Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Boot is one of the biggest in its class
  • Neat practicality touches, too

Bypass the head room-stealing glass roof and the 3008 is an immensely practical family car. The front armrest is simply mammoth, practically swallowing the driver or front passenger’s entire arms should they need to salvage anything from the bottom.

The armrest storage is accessed with two horizontally split parts, which open more easily on the move than a one-part lid hinged at the back. There are two cupholders positioned in front of this, plus usefully sized door bins. The glovebox is on the small side, however, so it's good that there's so much storage under the armrest.

Rear passengers benefit from wide opening doors, shaped for easy access. Child seats are easy to install and use, thanks to the tall ride height of the 3008, with standard Isofix points on the usual two outer seats. This roomy interior makes sense, given the large-SUV look of the Peugeot, but it's more efficient than you might expect

The size of the 3008 is average for the crossover class, at 4.47m long and just over 1.8m wide (with mirrors, it easily fits into the 2.1m width most parking spaces assume). At 1.63m tall, it looks - and is - larger than the Nissan Qashqai, but it’s on a par with the likes of the SEAT Ateca, VW Tiguan and Kia Sportage.

Despite the imposing shape, it doesn’t feel too big to manage on the road and when it comes to parking in a tight spot, plenty of assistance systems such as parking sensors and cameras help to provide a clearer picture of what’s going on around you.

Generous boot space matched by versatile interior

The 3008 offers up one of the largest boots in its class. With the rear seats in place and the adjustable boot floor in its lowest position, a huge 591 litres of space is available. Position the floor a little higher up in line with the boot sill, and it’s still an impressive 520 litres. That’s more than the 510 litres offered by the SEAT Ateca.

It’s easy to tumble the seats down, increasing capacity to 1,670 litres. The front passenger seat can be folded flat, too – meaning you can load items of up to 3m long, while the boot has an adjustable floor with removable side panels for added practicality. GT-Line and GT-spec models come with a boot floor that also slides out by 30cm to aid loading heavier items, too.

Those considering one of the hybrid models ought to know that boot space is reduced - from 520 to 395 litres. Most of that comes from losing the underfloor storage compartments, so the regular load space is still large and well-shaped - but if you regularly load your car up full, it's worth noting.

Peugeot 3008 safety

  • Lots of standard safety kit on the 3008
  • Various driver assistance systems
  • Five-star Euro NCAP score

The 3008 scored a maximum rating of five stars when crash tested by Euro NCAP in 2016. The car scored equally well for adults in the front seats and children in the back. Pedestrian and automatic safety equipment didn’t quite match the best performing cars at the time, though a raft of kit is available including everything from lane-keep assist to automatic emergency braking.

Most models feature an additional Safety Plus Pack which warns drivers to vehicles in their blind spots, keeps the car in its lane on multi-lane roads, driver attention assist – which gauges whether the driver is remaining alert – plus high beam assistance, which prevents drivers from dazzling oncoming traffic by switching between main and dipped beam automatically.

Those opting for the plug-in hybrid model will come with a forward-facing blue LED light housed in the rear-view mirror. This activates when the vehicle drives in electric mode and serves as a visual warning for pedestrians ahead of the vehicle – how effective this is, we’re yet to discover, as we suspect those who haven’t spotted the vehicle in the first place won’t spot the light at the same time. There is still a sound generator that works at low speeds to alert nearby pedestrians.

Optional Grip Control – which includes mud and snow tyres – offers greater safety for winter driving and dealing with muddy or cold and wet terrain. This traction control system helps to maximise the grip the car has, with different settings ensuring the greatest chance of keeping moving on the respective terrain. This is not available on Hybrid models.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Peugeot 3008 SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Active optional equipment
  • CD
  • Roof rails

Active Premium equipment

Active Premium standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint
Active Premium optional equipment
None available

Allure equipment

Allure standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Allure optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Allure Premium equipment

Allure Premium standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Allure Premium optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Sat Nav
GT optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
GT Line optional equipment
  • CD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

GT Line Premium equipment

GT Line Premium standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
GT Line Premium optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control

GT Premium equipment

GT Premium standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
GT Premium optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Peugeot 3008 SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2016
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 86%
Child Occupant: 85%
Vulnerable Road Users: 67%
Safety Assist: 58%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.