In recent years Australian car buyers were mostly limited to Japanese and Korean offerings in the rapidly expanding SUV market. Things have improved significantly, and we now have European vehicles that add something different for the jaded SUV buyer. The Peugeot 3008 Active and Skoda Karoq DSG are two of the most recent models to throw their hat in the ring. Let’s take a closer look at what these SUVs have to offer and how they stack up against each other.
The European Option
It’s hard to blame Australian drivers for going along with the status quo. We are so used to our standard choices, but when you look at the pricing and specifications on both the 3008 Active and the Karoq DSG you could end up with a more polished SUV at a lower price. This is a compelling reason to examine these vehicles with an open mind when comparing them to their Asian competitors in the mid to high spec range.
Head to Head at a Glance
The Peugeot 3008 Active is the entry model in this range, but the Karoq is only available in this single configuration at the moment. As such, they are a fairly close match in many ways, but an exact comparison may be unfair. They are close in terms of pricing, but the 3008 Active is better equipped as standard, and the Karoq has a number of options that can really add to the price.
Examining Standard Features
Declaring which car is the best equipped is hard to answer, it’s subjective at best and different drivers may well value features differently. The Karoq has a powered tailgate and 18” wheels if you add on the Premium Pack. The Peugeot 3008 Active doesn’t have these features, but the French SUV counters with integrated satellite navigation and a wireless phone charging pad fitted as standard.
How Do They Compare?
The Peugeot 3008 Active is stylish, extremely driveable, has an agile chassis, a lovely interior and impressive fuel economy. There are a small number on our roads, so it also has a certain cache for those that want to turn heads. In fact, the 3008 Active could be one of the best kept secrets amongst SUV drivers for now. The Skoda Karoq DSG also delivers, and it’s a close run race between the two because the pricing is so close. However, the Karoq uses more fuel, and it lacks refinement at lower speeds. For this reason, the 3008 Active is in our opinion the best choice for a European style SUV that you can feel a genuine connection with.
If you would like to know more about the new Peugeot 3008 SUV, be sure to get in touch with the team here at Perth City Peugeot. Our sales staff is available to answer any queries about the Peugeot 3008 2018 prices, discuss finance options or arrange your test drive. So, call in and see us or get in touch and we would be delighted to help you.