Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
There are four grades in the 3008 range, and the Active is the entry-level model with its list price of $37,490. As a bit of a point of reference, the most expensive 3008 is the GT at $50,990.
Does this mean the Active is a bit light-on for features, then? Nope. But it does miss out on some things the other grades have, including a bit of advanced safety equipment.
First, what do you get? Coming standard is an 8.0-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch instrument panel. Peugeot calls it a “head up”, but it’s not the type which is projected onto the windscreen, but rather a raised screen which sits high above the steering wheel. So far so, good – these are excellent features.
Dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers are also on the standard features list, so are front and rear parking sensors, which is also good because many carmakers only give you rear ones on entry-level cars.
Now, let’s talk about what you don’t get: things like push button start (the Active has an ‘old fashioned’ key you need to turn in the ignition), auto parking or tinted rear windows. Those are all standard on the $39,490 Allure.
Is the Peugeot Active overpriced? Are you just paying more for the fancy French badge? Well, for about the same money as the 3008 Active you could buy a CX-5 in higher-end GT guise or Hyundai Tucson high-spec Elite. Toyota’s RAV4 is a bit bigger than all of these, and $35,490 would get you into a mid-range GXL. These aren’t entry grade SUVs, the Active is – so your money will go a bit further feature-wise if you opt for a Korean or Japanese brand.
What about the missing safety stuff? Right, that’s a conversation for the safety section further below.