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Peugeot 3008: should you still buy the current version?

The Peugeot 3008 II will be replaced next year by the third generation, but is this model still relevant today despite its age?

Produced in more than 1.3 million units, the second generation Peugeot 3008 was one of the biggest commercial successes in Peugeot’s history. Arriving on our roads in 2016, the 3008 II will be replaced next year by the third generation, a model which has already presented itself to us and which, for the first time, will be entitled to a 100% electric version.

Yet, even seven years after its release, the current Peugeot 3008 still remains a safe bet in the world of C-segment SUVs even if certain elements, starting with technologies, are beginning to show the weight of the years.

A style that still hits the mark

Aesthetically, the pencil stroke of Gilles Vidal and his teams still works, and the restyling that took place in 2020 only confirmed a design that appealed to the greatest number of people. Even if the style no longer has anything really “extraordinary” today, particularly with the democratization and evolution of Peugeot style, it is clear that it is generally still up to date and does not necessarily stand out in a Peugeot range has since been largely renewed.

The only thing that could be annoying would be to come across the same car as you on every street corner, but that is the case with many successful models.

A little dated in terms of technology

Inside, the environment is not at all dated, even if navigation within the infotainment system will remind you that this model is no longer very young. Since then, Peugeot has made great efforts at this level, but the Peugeot 3008 II is clearly no longer up to date at this level. It has never really been able to be, with a system that is generally complicated to understand, ergonomics that can be improved and a certain latency in navigation between menus.

Where the 3008 II stands out is that in terms of ergonomics and general atmosphere, the driving position has not aged a bit. It remains to be seen whether you are a fan of the small steering wheel and the remote meter above, but given the number of sales of the model, it is clear that it has not necessarily bothered many people.

Plethora of engines

In terms of engines, the 3008 II was initially offered with conventional gasoline and diesel units. After its restyling, micro-hybrid and PHEV versions arrived. As the diesel is not continued in the 3008 III, customers will have more choice in the second generation range at this level.

Even if it is no longer available in the 130 hp 1.5 liter BlueHDI four-cylinder version, the 3008 II also existed with a 1.6 liter 100, 115 or 120 hp but also a 2.0-liter four-cylinder 136, 150 or 180 ch depending on the version.

In terms of petrol engines, Peugeot has also given its customers choice for seven years, with the 1.2 liter PureTech three-cylinder 130 ch (since replaced by a 136 hp micro-hybrid version) and a 1.6-liter PureTech four-cylinder 165 or 180 hp. The first versions were quite fragile in terms of the distribution chain, particularly the three-cylinder, but the micro-hybrid version of 136 still marketed today benefits from a new, more solid distribution.

For models after 2020, Peugeot also offers two hybrid versions of 225 and 300 hp. These are not the most efficient versions of the range, far from it and especially with empty batteries, but driving pleasure is still there.

For all prices

It is widely possible to find Peugeot 3008 II under 20,000 euros used today, notably the first versions released in 2016. They generally have between 100,000 and 150,000 km, are not necessarily the most optioned, but they nevertheless offer a good compromise.

For more recent models, especially after restyling, prices are between 25,000 and 35,000 euros depending on the engine and finish. These versions will obviously have less mileage given the fact that they are also more recent.

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