Peugeot 3008 review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs
Competitive figures from the petrol and diesel engines in the 3008 impress
The most compelling choice in the engine range is the 1.5 BlueHDi diesel with 128bhp – and it’s easy to see why as the numbers stack up. Its impressive 48.2-55.1mpg and 109-121g/km CO2 emissions are a close match for the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi’s 52.3mpg and 112g/km, despite the 3008’s extra power.
Petrol options start with the 1.2-litre 130 PureTech, a three-cylinder unit which returns up to 47.2mpg on average and emits 113 to 125g/km of CO2 with a manual gearbox; opting for the eight-speed auto brings emissions down a little and improves economy slightly.
The four-cylinder 1.6-litre PureTech 180 is a punchier unit that’ll cost a little bit more to run as a result: CO2 emissions sit at 128 to 132g/km and fuel economy at 35.2 to 39.6g/km on average.
If you make sure you regularly charge the batteries, then Peugeot claims it is possible to see over 200mpg on the combined cycle. CO2 figures are also very competItive, however. The lower-powered, two-wheel drive Hybrid 225 e-EAT8 emits 41g/km, while the Hybrid 300 puts out a maximum 39g/km, despite its greater performance.
Insuring the Peugeot 3008 will cost about the same as the rival Nissan Qashqai, with the cheapest model being the PureTech 130 in entry-level Active trim, which is in group 11. That changes depending on the trim you go for, but in general the 1.2 will be the cheapest to insure.
The 1.6 petrol is in group 13, while the lower-powered 1.6 diesel is in group 12. Our choice of engine, the 128bhp 1.5 diesel, is in group 16, or 18 in GT Line trim. The 2.0-litre diesel engines sit between groups 21 and 24, depending on which spec you go for.
Expert data suggests that the Peugeot 3008 will retain around 43% of its value over 3 years and 36,000 miles, which isn't as solid as rivals such as the Skoda Karoq and SEAT Ateca.
In this review
- 1Peugeot 3008 reviewThe Peugeot 3008 is a front-running crossover that offers a spacious, upmarket cabin and plenty of kit
- 2Engines, performance and driveEfficient engines and a composed ride both work in the 3008's favour
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingCompetitive figures from the petrol and diesel engines in the 3008 impress
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe 3008 has one of the best interiors in its class, with lots of kit
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe 3008 has a bigger boot than a Nissan Qashqai and plenty of space inside
- 6Reliability and SafetyThere's lots of safety kit, and a five-star Euro NCAP rating, but it's tough to judge reliability of the latest 3008