Peugeot 3008 Hybrid interior, dashboard & comfort
Occupants of the 3008 hybrid enjoy great interior design and a well finished, comfortable cabin
The standard 3008 has since launch boasted one of best looking interiors in the family SUV class, and that’s no less true of the hybrid variant. The ‘i-Cockpit’ digital dashboard is impressive, but the small and low-set steering wheel – which you’re expected to look over rather than through – may not be to all tastes.
Peugeot 3008 hybrid dashboard
As mentioned above, the 3008 has an unusual cockpit layout, with an attractive, sculpted dashboard shape incorporating a large touchscreen and Peugeot’s ‘i-Cockpit’ digital dials. You’ll notice the smaller-than-usual steering wheel; the idea is you look over this at the dials, rather than through the spokes as you do in most other cars. Depending on exactly how tall or short you are, and what your preferred driving position is, you may find that this works perfectly or is enormously frustrating – so make sure to try before you buy.
Equipment, options & accessories
The Peugeot 3008 is currently offered in three different trim levels and you can have hybrid power with all of them. You can only get the entry-level Active Premium+ model with the Hybrid 225 drivetrain, but Allure Premium+ and GT specifications are offered with the Hybrid4 300 powertrain as well.
Standard kit on the base model encompasses cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, a 10-inch central touchscreen, 3D navigation system, digital radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and half-leather trim
Stepping up to Allure Premium+ gets you keyless entry and start, ambient interior lighting, folding front passenger seat, black contrasting roof and high-beam assist. Top-of-the-range GT model gets all that, plus a ‘Driver Assist Pack’ with adaptive cruise control, front collision warnings and lane-positioning assistance, as well as Alcantara fabric trim on the dashboard and door panels, a full-grain perforated leather steering wheel, USB charging sockets for rear-seat passengers, gloss-black alloy wheels and chrome exterior embellishments.
Infotainment, apps & sat nav
All 3008 hybrids come with 12.3-inch digital instruments and a 10-inch central touchscreen incorporating 3D navigation and voice control, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone screen mirroring. If you can deal with the low-set small steering wheel setup mentioned above, it all works very well, although having the climate control operated from the touchscreen can be an irritation when on the move.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Peugeot 3008 Hybrid is both fast and cheap to run, but it's expensive to buy, feels heavy and loses some of the non-hybrid versions' practicality
- 2Range, MPG, CO2, battery & chargingThe plug-in hybrid 3008 offers a decent fully electric range, as well as good fuel-economy and CO2 emissions numbers for the class
- 3Running costs & insuranceCompany-car drivers are the big winners here, but private buyers covering shorter mileages can save a lot with the 3008 plug-in, too
- 4Performance, engine & driveEspecially in 'Hybrid4' form, the 3008 is as fast as some sports cars, but the same can't be said for its handling
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfort - currently readingOccupants of the 3008 hybrid enjoy great interior design and a well finished, comfortable cabin
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalitySome fuel-tank capacity and boot space have had to be sacrificed to accommodate the 3008 plug-in’s batteries
- 7Reliability & safety ratingAn extensive suite of safety technology, good crash-test scores and solid owner-satisfaction reports bode well for the 3008 plug-in here