Peugeot 3008 Hybrid reliability & safety rating
An extensive suite of safety technology, good crash-test scores and solid owner-satisfaction reports bode well for the 3008 plug-in here
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety assist|
|5 stars (2016)||86%||85%||58%|
The hybrid running gear that powers the 3008 plug-in has been around for a few years now and is also found in models produced by Peugeot’s Stellantis Group stablemates Citroen, DS and Vauxhall. So far, it has been free of major defects, while Peugeot’s standing with owners, based on recent customer surveys, is pretty good.
Peugeot 3008 hybrid reliability & problems
Based on the 2022 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, prospective 3008 buyers should have little to worry about. The car finished 13th out of the 75 best new cars to own, while Peugeot as a brand finished fourth out of 29 in the manufacturer rankings. More specifically, Peugeot owners praised their car's styling, build quality and handling, though the data shows owners want the user-friendliness of the brand's infotainment systems to be improved.
The 3008 scored the maximum five-star rating when it was originally crash-tested by Euro NCAP in 2016. That rating was most recently reviewed and confirmed in October 2020 when the 3008 was facelifted. Individual scores of 86% and 85% for adult and child protection are good, while the 58% safety assist score reflects the fact that not every piece of active safety technology offered on the 3008 is standard on the entry-level version. For example, you need to step up from Allure Premium to GT in order to get the ‘Driver Assist Pack’, which adds adaptive cruise control, front collision warnings and lane-positioning assistance to the mix.
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 & comfortOccupants 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 rating - currently readingAn extensive suite of safety technology, good crash-test scores and solid owner-satisfaction reports bode well for the 3008 plug-in here