The 3008 is Peugeot’s mid-size, award winning SUV. With 61 international awards to its name, including the 2017 European Car of the Year, the 3008 is a desirable vehicle for many Australians. The 308 is Peugeot’s chic 5-door hatchback which boasts of an extremely efficient engine and a smooth, dynamic driving experience.
Although they are both elegant, head-turning vehicles, the Peugeot 3008 and 308 each offer drivers their own unique advantages. Understanding the differences between the two could help you choose the ideal vehicle to complement your lifestyle.
Practicality & Lifestyle Considerations
If you’re wondering whether the Peugeot 3008 or the 308 is better suited to your lifestyle, it is important to consider the practical features each offers.
Being an SUV, the Peugeot 3008 is more roomy than the 308, and has an excellent carrying capacity. The seats are designed with the Magic Flat system and two-position floor which make transporting objects of all sizes easy. For longer items, such as surfboards, the front passenger seat also folds down. Boot volume ranges from 591 litres with the seats in place to 1670 litres with the rear seats folded to roof height. Whether you need to put in child seats or load the car up with holiday gear, the Peugeot 3008 an ideal vehicle for active families.
Most versions of the Peugeot 308 have a boot capacity from 435 litres to 1274 litres with the rear seats folded, but the touring wagon model offers quite a bit more, up to 1740 litres. Only the Allure features the folding front seat, and only the touring model offers the Magic Flat function. Although it’s slightly less roomy than the 3008, the 308 still has plenty of carrying space to cope with day-to-day activities.
Engine & Performance
The Peugeot 3008 is offered with two engine types: THP turbo petrol engine and a BlueHDi turbo diesel engine. The petrol engine’s 121kW of power and 240 Nm of torque results in impressive acceleration and a dynamic driving experience. Its emissions are rated from 156 g/km. The diesel engine offers 133 kW of power with an 8-speed automatic gearbox for a sporty driving experience, and its CO2 emissions are from 130 g/km.
The Peugeot 308’s strength lies in its efficiency and smooth driving experience. Like the 3008, it offers two engine types: a 96kW PureTech turbo petrol engine and a 110kW BlueHDi turbo diesel engine. The PureTech engine has been awarded International Engine of the Year for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and has an emissions rating from just 113g/km. The diesel engine offers 370Nm of torque at 2000 rpm and its CO2 emissions are from 115g/km.
Technology & Infotainment
Both the 3008 and 308 are equipped with the latest technology and infotainment capabilities. They each offer Bluetooth and MirrorScreen capabilities, including the use of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink. Voice recognition and 3D satellite navigation are also standard in each, but the 3008 additionally comes with a smartphone induction charging plate.
In terms of comfort and convenience, the Peugeot 3008 offers an adjustable steering column, electric folding door mirrors, remote central locking and a hands free tailgate for opening the boot when your arms are full. Just by waving your foot under the back of the car, you can open the boot. Like the 3008, the 308 also offers an adjustable steering wheel and electric folding door mirrors. For extra convenience in the city, it has functions such as ‘city park’ for parallel and bay parking.
For safety and security functions, the 3008 and 308 rate highly and are equipped with the latest technology. Both offer driver attention alert, active blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control and Enhance Park Assist which helps the driver see all around the vehicle.
Experience the difference yourself
It’s clear that both the Peugeot 3008 and the 308 are sophisticated and capable vehicles, packed with top of the range technology. Those looking for a vehicle with a bit more room and carrying capacity might find what they’re after in the stylish 3008. Those who want an efficient and economical hatchback that doesn’t compromise on drivability or aesthetics, might be drawn to the Peugeot 308.
Reading about their specs is one thing, experiencing the difference between the two in person is another. Why not give us a call at Perth City Peugeot and book at test drive to really see how these two cars compare? Our friendly team will be happy to show you the distinctive features of each, and assist with any questions you might have.