The Peugeot 3008 is a well rounded crossover, with bags of space, smooth engines and is extremely practical.

There’s a mix of petrol and diesel power units, but its the 154bhp turbocharged petrol that’s the pick of the range. It pulls nicely from mid range and revs nicely to redline, making it surprisingly pleasant to drive. Despite its high body too, it does a great job of keeping out wind noise at high speed.

If having a comfortable ride and stable body is high up your wish list, then it’s worth ticking the Dynamic Roll control on your optional extras list. There’s a touch of the Range Rover about the 3008 with a split folding boot, with a lower part that makes for a rather handy perching bench. The boot is a decent size and can be expanded thanks to some nifty folding seats.

The centre console pretty much takes over most of the front of the cabin, with most of the controls from heated seats, to electronic brake. It can take some time to get used to. The lofty driving position gives a real commanding view of the road ahead.

All in all, if you're looking for a crossover, the 3008 should definitely be on your list of cars to test drive.

Adam Pilon


October 27, 2014