Getting in and out of the Peugeot 3008 is a fairly easy affair, although those of you with mobility problems might find the swooping front a little difficult to duck under when getting in.
All round vision is very good, although we would recommend parking sensors for shorter drivers, who may find looking out of the rear a little difficult.
The Peugeot 3008 has tardis like qualities; it feels a lot bigger on the inside than on the outside. The driver sits in their own zone which resembles an aircraft cockpit, separated from the front seat passenger by a large and useful central storage box.
The Peugeot 3008 seats four adults comfortably, alternatively three children would be quite at home in the back.
We particularly liked the split tailgate which allows access to the boot without having to fully open it. The bottom section when folded down makes an excellent bench to sit on, change your baby/children or simply to help slide your luggage into the boot.
The Peugeot 3008 benefits from what Peugeot call a 'Multiflex' interior allowing the user to configure the interior space to match the purpose of the journey.
The boot has a moveable lower parcel shelf, which effectively splits the boot into a lower and upper section, you can choose how to configure it. The rear seats can be lowered automatically from the rear to form a perfectly flat load floor. The load volume depending on the configuration ranges from 512 litres to a load swallowing 1604 litres of luggage space to the back of the front seats.Safety and Security
All models benefit from six airbags as standard and the seat belts include force limiters to protect the occupants.
The standard safety features of the Peugeot 3008 have resulted in the vehicle being awarded FIVE STARS by EuroNCAP, under its new test procedures. The car was awarded a score of:
You do not get an Alarm on the Active or Sports models although one is standard on the Exclusive models.
The Peugeot 3008 is equipped with an automatic electronic parking brake with hill assist, electronic stability programme (ESP), height and reach adjustable steering wheel, remote central door locking with deadlocks, ABS, EBFD as standard.Comfort and Refinement
We were surprised to see rear wind down windows on the entry-level Active model we were testing. Not only is it a bit tight on a £16,000 + car but there more importantly there is no way of stopping children winding down the rear windows, so it is also a safety concern. Although we did like the fact that you can electronically put a lock on the rear doors so that they can not be opened from the inside.
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