2018 Peugeot 3008: Which spec is best?

By David Bonnici, 17 Aug 2017 Car Advice

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2018 Peugeot 3008: Which spec is best?

Which variant of the all-new Peugeot 3008 medium SUV offers the best buy based on features, performance, and value?

Having morphed from an egg-shaped oddity into a conventional-shaped medium SUV, the all-new Peugeot 3008 has arrived with an impressive list of standard features across the range leading to relatively high entry-level pricing.

Peugeot has elected not to introduce lower-spec models to compete with the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan’s entry-level competitors; concentrating instead on their competitor’s mid-spec and range-topping models. 

Thus, the standard equipment list in the base-model 3008 Active whose $36,990 retail price is more in keeping with a similarly priced mid-spec CX-5 Maxx Sport FWD [$34,390] and Tiguan 110TSI Comfortline [$36,990].

Variants

There are four 3008 variants including the Active, Allure, GT-Line, which are powered by a 121kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine, and the range-topping GT which has a 133kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel under the bonnet.

The Active comes stacked with many of the features found in the other models including:

  • Speed limit recognition and recommendation   
  • Distance alert  
  • Driver attention alert 
  • Lane departure warning
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera
  • Leather sports steering wheel
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Rear air vents
  • Auto dimming rear-view mirror
  • Driver Sport Pack - which provides more responsive electric power steering, throttle mapping, gearbox response, engine sound, and instrument display
  • Digital radio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Smartphone charging plate
  • Voice recognition for phone and radio
  • Satellite navigation
  • Aluminium roof bars
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic windscreen wipers

Step up to Allure and it gets a 360-degree reversing camera, reverse and parallel parking assist, driver seat lumbar adjustment, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Unlike the Active, the Allure comes with an optional Advanced Safety Pack, which includes emergency braking, active cruise control, and lane keeping assist for $1500.

The GT-Line and GT have a sportier trim, LED headlights and fog lights, and the Advanced Safety Pack as standard.

The GT also gets 19-inch alloy wheels and quilted trim and powered, heated front seats with massage function.

  • 3008 Active - $36,990
  • 3008 Allure - $39,490
  • 3008 GT-Line - $43,490
  • 3008 GT - $49,990

Our pick

The 3008 Active is pretty good value and actually rides better than the others on the smaller 17-inch wheels, but unfortunately doesn’t come with an option to add the $1500 Advanced Safety Pack. This makes the 3008 Allure, with its few extra features and optional safety pack – which takes the price to $40,990 – our pick of the bunch. You can always ask the dealer to fit the smaller wheels if you prefer the Active’s ride.

Available options

  • Panoramic sunroof with ambient lighting blind - $2000
  • Premium paint - $790/$990
  • Hands-free tailgate with foot control [Allure, GT-Line and GT] - $500
  • Two-tone paint [GT-Line and GT] - $1000
  • Nappa black leather interior trim [GT-Line and GT] - $2000