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Unpacking the Spectacular Specs of the Peugeot 3008
December 10, 2020 Perth City Peugeot
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The Peugeot 3008 is one of the French manufacturer’s most popular models. Let’s go through some of the key features and Peugeot 3008 specs that make this mid-sized SUV one of the best in class for the modern urbanite and perfect for small growing families.

With the Peugeot 3008, you get to choose from one of three trim levels, namely the entry-level Allure, mid-level GT Line and top-of-line sporty GT. With each upgrade in trim, you get more features as standard, extra colour choice and upgraded materials and detailing both inside and in the exterior. Prices range from $40,990 for the Allure up to $54,990 for the GT trim. 

Good on size all around

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The Peugeot 3008 measures in at a length of 4447mm, width of 2098mm and height of 1624mm. This basically translates to a car that is big enough to have a commanding presence on the road but not so large as to feel out of place. It is a great height for the average person, with a good clearance that allows easy access for both kids and adults for getting in and out of the car.  The two side door mirrors also fold in, which comes in handy when parking in tighter spaces.

Interior space is well designed and utilised. With a capacity of 591 litres in the boot, you’ll be able to easily fit a pram, buggy or a couple of large (and small) suitcases in the back with no problem at all. You can almost triple that boot space by folding down the rear seats, opening it up to 1790 litres in volume, handy for moving boxes or a large TV. 

Technology at your fingertips

peugeot 3008 i-cockpitThe focus of the cabin’s design of the Peugeot 3008 is the i-cockpit.  Using the 8-inch touchscreen complemented by cool satin chrome “piano key” toggle switches you can access the entertainment system and all the car’s controls. And the 12.3 inches fully digital instrument panel features a customisable display where you can choose the information that is most important to have in front of you as you drive.

For many of us, our phones have become an extension of our lives. One key standard feature in the 3008 is the Mirror Screen function that allows you to connect your phone to the car and control it using the touchscreen. You can choose to use the in-built Satnav or Google maps from your phone.  If you have an iPhone, you do this through Apple Carplay. You can use Siri as well.

Lean but mean on the streets

peugeot_3008_engineOut on the road, the Peugeot 3008 doesn’t disappoint. The 121kW THP turbo petrol engine with an EAT6 6-speed automatic gearbox found in both the Allure and GT line trims boasts a punchy 240Nm of torque. It delivers solid grunt with impressive acceleration and power, making light work of weaving in and out of traffic on your way to work or ferrying the kids around. And with a fuel economy of 7 L/100km, it isn’t really thirsty at all.

If you are one of those people that spend more time on the road, or like getting out of the city on a regular basis, you’ll want the 133kW BlueHDi turbo diesel engine offered with the GT trim. Combined with an EAT8 8-speed automatic gearbox, this is the most powerful version of the 3008 range. It pulls really easily with a maximum torque of 400Nm, with a takeoff from 0 to 100km/h in 9 seconds, and has no trouble getting quickly up to highway speeds (even with a fully-loaded car), while offering plenty of overtaking opportunity as well. Despite the extra power, it runs at super-efficient 5 L/100km.

The fuel efficiency of both engines combined with 53 litres of fuel tank capacity means you can save more, with fewer trips to the petrol station.

Drive with confidence, safety is a priority

peugeot_3008_EMP2_platformEvery 3008 comes with two sets of Isofix mounting points to keep child seats confidently secure, as well as six airbags (including full-length curtain airbags) to shield occupants and minimise injury in case of an impact or collision.

On longer journeys like when heading up to Kalbarri, you sometimes find yourself losing concentration behind the wheel. With active lane keep assist, the car can take over and keep you between the lines, while adaptive cruise control will automatically maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you.  Automatic emergency braking is also included as standard.

In recognition of all the safety features offered in 3008, it has been awarded a five star Euro NCAP rating for safety, and you can’t get any higher than that. With outstanding levels of standard safety equipment and driver assistance, rest assured that you and your loved ones are in safe hands on the road.

What these specs tell us

In summing up, the Peugeot 3008 is everything you would come to expect and more from a multi-award-winning SUV that represents great value for money. It is stylish, practical, good to drive, and well equipped, and arguably one of the best family SUVs out on the market today.