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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.

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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.

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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.

Complete economy figures for the plug-in hybrid models are yet to be announced; CO2 figures are very competetive, however. The lower-powered, two-wheel drive Hybrid 225 e-EAT8 emits 49g/km, while the Hybrid 300 emits just 33 to 37g/km despite its greater performance.

Insurance Groups

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.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Active 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £25,420

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.6 Hybrid 225 Allure 5dr e-EAT8
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £35,830

Fastest

  • Name
    1.6 Hybrid4 300 GT Line 5dr e-EAT8
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £42,730
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