Our test car was fitted with the optional Peugeot Connect Navigation (RNEG) with Bluetooth telephone connectivity which was a £695 option.
The Peugeot 3008's Electronic parking brake with Hill Assist is a boon, it can be set to release as soon as you drive off and automatically engages when you switch off the engine. The Hill Assist function stops the car momentarily running backwards on a hill when you lift your foot off the foot brake.
Our test car was fitted with the optional Peugeot Connect Navigation (RNEG) with Bluetooth telephone connectivity which was a £695 option. This system is Peugeot's answer to the highly competitive world of portable Satellite Navigation equipment, such as Tom Tom.
It comprises of a 7" TFT 16/9 display (resolution 480 x 234 pixels) which cleverly rises up out of the dashboard. The European maps are stored on a 4GB SD card, leaving the CD player dedicated to the audio function. There is RDS-TMC traffic info via Trafficmaster. It will also warn you of automatic fixed speed cameras.
It also adds a Bluetooth connection allowing hands-free phone calls if the user has a compatible mobile phone.
We liked the dual radio tuner which ensured that the locally available radio stations are always up to date, plus there is a socket to plug in your MP3 player.
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What We Liked
- The very willing 1.6 diesel engine
- Split tailgate
- Flexible interior storage
- Electronic parking brake with Hill Assist
- Peugeot Connect Navigation (RNEG)
What We Disliked
- On the Active model the rear windows aren't electric - so you have no control over stopping children winding them down.
- You do not get alloy wheels on the entry-level model.
What We'd Like To See
- Electric windows fitted as standard
The Peugeot 3008 is well built with a high standard of plastics and family friendly materials. We did not have any concerns, it felt more expensive than the entry-level price might suggest.
Value For Money
We drove the Peugeot 3008 Active 1.6 diesel which is the entry-level diesel model, it offers good value for money and it is similarly priced to its nearest competitor the Nissan QASHQAI. However we were not impressed with the wind down rear windows or steel wheels.
The Peugeot 3008 is a versatile family car equipped with some very clever family features. It will appeal to both young family owners and to the more senior driver who will like the elevated seating position.
The 1.6 diesel engine is a joy to use, being both willing and eager to please. Currently we haven't driven the other models in the 3008 range but we have no hesitation in recommending this option.18 June 2010
Peugeot 3008 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 3008 Active 1.6 (HDi 110)|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.2 seconds|
|Top Speed||112 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||64.2 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Price (when tested on the 18/06/10)||£18,195|