What is it?
Yet another odd crossover-type, this time based on the 308 chassis. Aimed at families, and available in clever diesel hybrid guise too. Isn't exactly the most sparkling drive, though.
Engines start with a humble 1.6-litre HDI and top out with a 163bhp 2.0-litre diesel. Combined with an electric motor in the new Hybrid4, you get silent motoring in town. With the petrol range, you're looking at a 1.6-litre 118bhp four-pot, and the 156bhp turbo, which is the one to have.
Without Peugeot Dynamic Control, a bit lollopy, a bit uncomfortable. With it, the 3008 is unflustered and body roll is minimal. Plenty of grip, too.
The controls are light so the big Pug is easy to thread around town, and with PDC, is a very comfortable car to spend time in.
On the inside
Everything seems well put together in the 3008, the driving position is good and visibility superb, and the dash feels solid.
The boot has a three-stage floor and folds flat to offer 1,604 litres. That's pretty impressive. Rear legroom isn't the best, mind.
The Hybrid4 might be expensive, but it's cheap to run - emissions fall under 100g/km of CO2 and it offers a claimed 74.3mpg. The e-HDI 112 is a lot less dosh, and still manages to return 60.1mpg.