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The Peugeot 3008 is a practical family SUV with a range of innovative technology and striking features. The crossover has a functional five-seater cabin, good build quality, strong engines and a great driving experience.
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The Peugeot 3008 is one of the most stylish SUVs on the market. Recently refreshed in 2021, design updates include new side-scoops in the bumper and a frameless grille that gives the 3008 a fresher and more contemporary edge. Scrolling indicators and smoked lenses at the rear were also added as part of the refresh.
At the rear, the 3008's boot can hold up to 520 litres, expanding to 1,482 litres with the rear seats folded down. The boot is well-shaped for easy packing and is much bigger than its rivals, such as the 430-litre Nissan Qashqai and 510-litre SEAT Ateca.
The 3008's boot also features a fully removable floor and a handy storage net for keeping items steady in the back.
The Peugeot 3008 has an excellent interior and is one of the most stylish in its class. The quality matches its looks with high-class materials used throughout.
All models get Peugeot's latest i-Cockpit display, which incorporates a 12.3-inch screen behind the wheel similar to Audi's Virtual Cockpit. The i-Cockpit allows you to change the layout of the dials, decide what is displayed and show sat-nav directions directly in front of you.
Five trim levels are available, including the Active Premium, which comes with an eight-inch infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, automatic wipers and headlights. You also get dual-zone climate control, parking sensors and a reversing camera.
The Allure model adds a panoramic roof, lumbar support for the driver, Peugeot smart beam assistance and blind-spot detection. You also get tinted windows and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Allure Premium builds on the Allure model and adds keyless go, blue ambient interior lighting, aluminium roof rails and fabric inserts on the dashboard and door panel.
The high spec GT model is the most luxurious in the range. It comes with adaptive cruise control, leather seats with electric adjustment and heating and silver roof rails. You also get a sports interior with Belomka cloth trim, a black diamond roof and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The top of the range GT Premium comes with a 10-inch infotainment system, blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist and a smart electric tailgate. You also get a 360-degree camera, a Focal audio system, sports interior with Alcantara seat trim and 19-inch San Francisco alloy wheels.
Under the bonnet, Peugeot offers two petrol engines, two diesel, and two plug-in hybrids with a range of different power outputs.
Petrol choices include a 1.2-litre PureTech 131bhp with manual transmission and 1.6-litre petrol with an automatic gearbox and 179bhp. The smaller 1.2-litre engine is the most efficient.
Diesel options include a 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 128bhp and a 2.0-litre BlueHDi with 179bhp and automatic transmission.
Peugeot also offers a front-wheel-drive HYBRID 225 and an all-wheel-drive HYBRID4 300 plug-in hybrid. Both use the 1.6-litre 179bhp petrol engine, combined with a single electric motor for the 225 version and dual electric motors for the 300 variant.
On the road, the Peugeot 3008 is arguably better to drive than many of its rivals, as it feels softer and more forgiving over bumpy ground. The chassis soaks up bumps that you tend to feel a little more in rival SUVs with sportier pretensions, such as the SEAT Ateca.
The overall driving experience and its great practicality make the Peugeot 3008 an excellent leasing option, especially for growing families.
Prices for the Peugeot 3008 start from £30,590.00 OTR* or to lease from £285.71 per month.
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Leasing the Peugeot 3008 may be less expensive than you expect, thanks to fixed monthly rentals, a low initial outlay, and variable mileage and contract lengths.
*'On the road' price is correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change. Always check with your nearest retailer.