Popular Peugeot MPV crossover car review
By Peter Hayward
I HAVE not yet grown to love the shape of the Peugeot 3008 MPV crossover but it seems others don’t agree because I see plenty on the roads.
It looks a little like a 4x4 but almost all models are two wheel drive and some have a trick traction control system to give decent wet field and snow ability.
There is only one 1.6 turbo petrol engine which has either 120 or 150bhp and diesels are the well-known 1.6 with 112 and a 2.0-litre with 150 or 163bhp.
At the top of the range is the Hybrid4. It boasts 200bhp from the 163bhp diesel driving the front wheels allied to a 37bhp electric motor driving the rears.
These work in tandem to produce maximum power but in slow traffic, it uses electric power alone and it offers four wheel drive for short distances at low speeds.
Handling and road holding are good but the ride is jittery.
Inside the bluff outer shape it is pure mid-size people carrier, with excellent storage, a huge boot and good legroom front and rear.
The rear seats can fold easily to make a large flat floor and equipment is good, with everything most families would want.
Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi
Price: Pay about £7,940 for an ‘09 09-reg Active, £11,600 for a ‘10 10-reg Exclusive
Mechanical: 110bhp, 1,560cc, 4cyl diesel engine driving front wheels via 6-speed manual gearbox
Max speed: 112mph
0-62mph: 12.2 seconds
Combined mpg: 55
Insurance group: 5
CO2 emissions: 137g/km
Main rival: Renault Scenic
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