Being the fantastic Auntie that I am, I regularly take my young nephews out. However, a two and five year old with a buggy and a two seater car aren’t a great match, so Crawley Down Peugeot lent me the Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi FAP Active for the weekend.
The 3008 is Peugeot’s popular crossover produced to rival the Nissan Qashqai. I must admit on the outside this isn’t the sort of car I would normally choose, but what it lacks in looks it makes up in practicality and I soon found it to be the ideal drive having two young children with me. With its taller build it was easy to load the children in and out. There is plenty of room to seat three adults in the back, or in my case two child seats – it may even have fitted a third for an older child. With a 512 litre boot it’s large enough to fit a buggy and plenty of other bags we needed for our trip, plus it has a moveable boot floor with three different positions so storage isn’t an issue.
I found the driver’s seat and position very comfortable, with a well-placed arm rest for my left arm. It came equipped with the much needed rear parking sensors, cruise control, air conditioning, panoramic glass roof and the lightweight steering gave it a smooth ride.
For a bulkier car with only a 1.6 engine I was surprised at how nippy it was doing 0 -62 at 13.6 seconds. The 3008 is available in petrol or diesel engine, manual or automatic, 1.6 or 2.0 litre.
All in all it’s a good choice if space, comfort and smooth driving are what you are after.
• The storage capability
• Spacious up front
• Full length glass roof