Being two of the most popular choices in the medium-sized SUV range, the Peugeot 3008 and the Hyundai Tucson differ in a number of significant ways, making them more suited to different minded drivers.
This blog is your guide to distinguishing these two different cars, breaking down exactly how they differ, and some of the key features and advantages of each car.
The Peugeot 3008 is a popular and sleekly designed midsize SUV that has a wealth of different awards under its belt. Looking at the essential features, we can see that it has 5 seats, a 7.7L/100km fuel economy, and a 1.6L turbocharged petrol engine. This is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission, which goes up to eight-speed, on the 2.0L diesel engine of the GT model.
The precise and aesthetically superior design of the Peugeot 3008 makes it one of the best looking vehicles in its class. With four different variants to choose from, even the standard Active model is bursting at the seams with a host of interesting features.
In the cabin of the car, the modern-looking dash is crowned as the Peugeot i-Cockpit. The interior is focused around the customisable digital screen and a second 8-inch screen situated in the middle of the dash. You’ll also find a compact steering wheel with leather trim for added comfort.
Comfort and Convenience
The Peugeot 3008 features a dual-zone climate control that comes standard across all their models. This gives you an ideal solution for keeping the kids in the back at the perfect temperature, whilst allowing you to tailor the front temperature to make your driving experience more comfortable. On the GT Line variant, you also have the choice of two interior ambiances.
You also have a convenient 591L of boot room, which turns into 1670L with the rear chairs folded, giving you the room to load up the back when you’re moving house or adding in that new piece of furniture at home.
The safety features in the Peugeot 3008 are one of the clear benefits of the vehicle, with the higher end models offering quite a bit more in this regard. The speed limit recognition feature across all trim levels is a useful design feature that allows your car to examine speed signs as you pass them and relay this information onto the screen right in front of you. Other features that come standard in the base Active model include a distance alert, a fatigue warning, and lane change warning and assistance.
The advanced safety pack is optional in the Allure model and comes standard in the GT Line and GT models as well. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is also present on the GT Line and GT variants, along with full LED headlamps and auto high beams.
Another popular mid-sized SUV that’s been well deliberated by many families across the country is the Hyundai Tucson. Being both easy on the eye and very practical in its use, the Korean brand has built this car as its SUV solution to the urban jungle. Although the Hyundai Tucson is similar to the Peugeot 3008 in that it has 5 seats, the Tucson has a little extra grit in that the standard model has a 2.0L petrol engine, giving you a fuel economy of around 7.8L/100km.
The 2018 revamp on the design added a new radiator grille and headlamps, helping it to make more of an impact on the exterior design. There are also a few differences between the various models of the Hyundai Tucson. The Highlander model also has dual exhausts, the Elite has chrome finishes around the windows, and the Active X model has larger wheels than the Active.
In terms of the size of the design, it’s a bit shorter than other traditional mid-sized SUV models. This makes it quite an appealing option for families commuting around the city on a regular basis, being a regular sight at school drop-offs and pickups in particular.
The practicality of the Hyundai Tucson is at the core of its appeal, using its smaller design to its advantage. It’s ideal for those who often find themselves in tight car parks and need an easy to park SUV. However, the trade-off on this is that the interior space is rather limited.
The boot space holds around 488L, which is equivalent to fitting a large suitcase and a big pram at the same time. With the seats folded flat, this gives you 1478L, which isn’t quite as much as the Peugeot 3008, but definitely not the smallest on the market.
The Hyundai Tucson has AEB and lane-keeping assistance across their lower range models as well. Some of the other standard safety features include the six airbags, rearview camera, and the rear parking sensors helping to make that park in the cramped city car park even easier.
The Elite and Highlander models also have adaptive cruise control, AEB that works at higher speeds, and blind-spot warnings. If you’ve got younger kids that are still in booster seats, the Tucson also has three tether points, and the second row has two ISOFIX mounts across it.
The stylish design of the Peugeot 3008 in combination with the abundance of features and optional add ons, makes it a solid choice for those willing to pay for quality in the mid-size SUV range. If you’d like to see a more comprehensive guide to the Peugeot 3008, you can see our full Peugeot 3008 review for a complete breakdown.
The Hyundai has some dated design features, but has a lower starting price point and more compact size, making it quite appealing to a family looking for a nifty everyday car for getting around the city.
If you’d like to explore the Peugeot 3008 a bit further and would like to book a test drive, send us an enquiry today or make your way down to our Victoria Park dealership.