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French flavour and flair: Truffle hunting in the Peugeot 3008

An autumnal escape to NSW’s Southern Highlands.

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Peugeot 3008
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Peugeot 3008 Australia

The Peugeot 3008 is a mid-size SUV that re-launched in 2017.

It replaces the oddly-shaped first-generation 3008 that was launched in 2008 with major tech and style upgrades.

It launched as part of Peugeot’s push back into the mainstream, sitting above the 2008 small SUV and below the 5008 seven-seat SUV, with a simplified range of variants compared to its predecessor.

Pricing currently starts at $43,990 for the 3008 Allure and reaches up to $54,990 for the 3008 GT.

The new 3008 was designed to take on popular rivals like the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan and Kia Sportage. A ‘grip-control’ traction system is shared with the smaller 2008, but the 3008 is two wheel-drive only.

Peugeot 3008 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Peugeot 3008 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $43,990 and going to $54,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 SUV 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $43,990 $54,990
2020 SUV 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $27,400 $49,940
2019 SUV 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $22,900 $46,200
2018 SUV 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $20,600 $41,360
2017 SUV 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $17,700 $39,490
See All Peugeot 3008 Pricing and Specs

Peugeot 3008 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Peugeot 3008 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How reliable are Peugeot 3008?

    While there’s no doubt that Peugeot’s quality has improved after the terrible days of the 1990s and 2000s, there remains a school of thought that suggests the brand still lags behind much of the Japanese and South Korean competitors when it comes to build quality and reliability. Not that some of Subaru’s engineering in the last couple of decades has been beyond reproach, either (a batch of dodgy head gaskets did the brand’s reputation no good at all) but on balance, a Subaru is more highly regarded by the trade on the subject of reliability.

    Like any modern turbo-diesel, the one in the 3008 can suffer if your driving habits don’t suit the way the engine and its particulate filter are designed to operate. In a nutshell, unless you do at least some highway driving every month, then a modern turbo-diesel is probably not for you (and that applies to all makes and models, not just Peugeots). Other complaints about the 3008 we’ve heard involve the heating and ventilation system, and random electrical glitches are not unknown. The diesel version of the current-model 3008 has also been recalled for a potential engine overheating problem as well as a possible fuel leak problem on a batch of early-build cars.

    As for after-sales back-up, it’s fair to say that some dealerships are better than others, regardless of the brand they support. The difference might be if you live in a relatively remote area where Peugeot’s 30-dd dealerships can’t offer the coverage of Subaru’s 100-plus dealers.

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  • How much will it cost to repair the camshaft adjuster for my 2010 Peugeot 3008?

    There are lots of gizmos and gadgets that keep a modern engine running sweetly and maximise efficiency, and some of these do involve the camshafts. But I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest that the component you’re referring to is the cam-chain tensioner which does, indeed, operate automatically to keep the timing chain at the correct tension. Why am I so sure? Because this series of engines has a terrible reputation for premature wear of these components and subsequent replacement of them.

    Shared with both Peugeot and Mini, the engine in your car experienced timing-chain problems (mainly a stretched chain) in both turbocharged and non-turbocharged variants and became obvious when the engine started making rattling noises, especially on cold start-ups or when idling. Eventually, the chain could fail and if this happened, the engine could be destroyed and would need to be replaced. The solution was to catch the damaged timing chain components before they became a problem, and that’s where having a listen to the engine each morning comes in. Beyond that, you can reduce the risk of the problem occurring by changing the engine oil every 10,000km (and not stretching this interval) and keeping a close eye on the engine’s dipstick and replenishing the oil to the correct level when necessary.

    Peugeot kept fiddling with this engine to try to fix this problem and developed no less than four different timing-chain designs over the life of the unit to try to fix the problem. But none of the fixes seemed to be perfect, so it’s an ongoing thing. The build date of your car will determine which design it uses, and the bottom line is that sometimes you can get away with replacing some of the timing components, while at other times, you’ll need to replace the chain, tensioners and seals…quite a big and expensive job.

    Assuming the worst, you should budget for at least $2000, maybe more depending on what workshop you use.

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  • Are there any issues with the 2012 Peugeot 3008?

    There are no serious issues that should be of concern to you. Owners we have spoken to tell us they get good fuel consumption, and they heap praise on its smoothness and on-road manners. The only complaint some have is the firm ride.

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Peugeot 3008 Colours

Picky about colours? The only no-cost option is Celebes Blue, while the metallic options ($690) consist of Artense Grey, Platinum Grey and Perla Nera Black, and there are also premium paint choice ($1050), being Pearl White, Ultimate Red and Vertigo Blue. There is no orange, yellow, brown or green paint option available. 

Take note, the GT models - GT petrol, GT diesel and GT Sport - all get a black roof and black mirror caps standard, while the GT Sport range-topper essentially gets a black pack fitted as well. 

  • Artense Grey
  • Elixir Red
  • Nera Black
  • Pearl White
  • Platinum Grey
  • Vertigo Blue
  • Celebes Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Peugeot 3008 Boot Space

The Peugeot 3008 SUV has a boot space size of 560 Litres.
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Peugeot 3008 Interior

The Peugeot 3008 GT-Line's interior is lovely to look at and competitively roomy for its class. The 'i-Cockpit' driving position locates the dashboard higher up in your sight line, giving you a kind of pseudo head-up display, with a smaller than usual steering wheel below. The expensive optional Nappa leather interior is absolutely lovely.

Peugeot 3008 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Peugeot 3008 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1624x1826x4447 mm 198 mm
2020 SUV 1624x1826x4447 mm 198 mm
2019 SUV 1624x1826x4447 mm 198 mm
2018 SUV 1624x1826x4447 mm 198 mm
2017 SUV 1639x1837x4365 mm 154 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Peugeot 3008 Dimensions

Peugeot 3008 Accessories

The Peugeot 3008 GT-Line's standard equipment list includes, 19-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, interior ambient lighting, front and reversing cameras, keyless entry and start, front and rear parking sensors, active cruise control, digital dashboard, auto parking, sat nav, auto LED headlights with auto high beam, partial leather seats, leather wheel, power tailgate, power lots of other things, a space-saver spare and a wireless charging pad for your phone.

Peugeot 3008 Fuel Consumption

The Peugeot 3008 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 5.6L/100km 1.6L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 7L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 5.6L/100km 1.6L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 7.7L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Peugeot 3008 Pricing and Specs for 2021

Peugeot 3008 Seats

The Peugeot 3008 GT-Line's front seats really are very comfortable and with the fancy-pants massage function going, along with heating in winter, you're well looked after. They look pretty racy but are not at all grabby or uncomfortable. The rear seats are well-shaped for two, the middle seat may not be to anyone's taste for longer journeys.

Peugeot 3008 Towing Capacity

The Peugeot 3008 has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2020 SUV 0kg 2000kg
2019 SUV 1300kg 1700kg
2018 SUV 1300kg 1700kg
2017 SUV 1300kg 1700kg
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Peugeot 3008 Wheel Size

The Peugeot 3008 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x55 R18 for SUV in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 225x55 R18 225x55 R18
2020 SUV 215x65 R17 17x7 inches 215x65 R17 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 215x65 R17 17x7 inches 215x65 R17 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 215x65 R17 17x7 inches 215x65 R17 17x7 inches
2017 SUV 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Peugeot 3008 Wheel Sizes

Peugeot 3008 Speed

You'll see 100km/h in a scooch under 10 seconds in the Peugeot 3008 GT-Line, which isn't quick. If you want a fast 3008, there isn't one, but given the car's looks, there should be.