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Peugeot 3008 (2016-2023) review

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Published: 14 Feb 2022
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What should I be paying?

Peugeot has used this facelift to streamline the 3008’s trim levels slightly. Active Premium is now the most basic spec. The next rung on the ladder is Allure Premium – which comes with more than enough tech for a big family car. Top spec GT and GT Premium cars come fully loaded with leather interiors and 18- or 19-inch wheels respectively. So you’ll be looking at £29,435 for the base Active Premium (1.2 petrol), £31,275 for a manual diesel in that spec, £37,180 for a 225 Hybrid. 

That walks up the spec sheet until you reach £37,305 for a GT Premium car with auto and little 1.2 petrol, £38,875 for the diesel, then £42,380 and £47,380 respectively for GT Premium Hybrid 225 and 300. Petrols and diesels run 31-34 per cent benefit-in-kind (2022/23), with the hybrids at 12 per cent - so you can see the savings from a business perspective. We’d be tempted by a GT Hybrid 225 with the auto. Not cheap, but a very good car.

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Among the options are just about every driving aid you really need on a small SUV in the early 2020s, right up to 4WD-aping grip control system to help you negotiate snow and gravel and the like if you don’t want to shell out for the in-reality AWD car.

We ran a 3008 thus equipped back in 2017/18, and ended up pretty smitten. “I’ve been trying to think of an occasion when the Peugeot failed me, when it let me down, when I would happily have pushed it off a cliff,” says keeper Esther Neve. “There hasn’t been one. Everything the 3008 has been asked to do, it’s simply got on with. Just done it. Quietly and without fuss. No stress."

High praise, and the newest version cements those sentiments.

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