The expression “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” is certainly true of our long termer the Peugeot 3008.
From the outside the 3008 isn’t the prettiest vehicle in the car park, although it certainly stands out with its gaping front grille.
But from the inside it’s a different story.
When it comes to space the 3008 has the advantage over its more stylish crossover rival, the Nissan Qashqai.
The two tier boot complete with split tailgate, which impressed our previous tester, is just one example of the 3008’s ample storage space.
Another is the deep storage box on the central console.
There are plenty of other useful features such as sun shades which can be pulled down or tucked away. The grab handle on the central console is proving less useful, however.
Like the Qashqai, the 3008 offers the advantage of a commanding driving position, although both suffer poor rear visibility.
The Qashqai solves this with a reversing camera while our Peugeot Sport is equipped with rear parking sensors.
On the road the 3008 is smooth with light steering and not much road noise when cruising along the motorway, although some of our testers detected a rattle.
Fuel consumption has impressed.
At the last check it was averaging 50mpg while the previous tester was even closer to the official combined figure of 55.3mpg.
Fleet operators who specify four or five star Euro NCAP ratings for their fleet policy will be pleased to hear that the 3008 top scores, with five stars under the new regulations.
Add to that CO2 emissions of 137g/km and there are plenty of reasons why the 3008 could make an attractive addition to a fleet.
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