Peugeot 3008 Allure
The 3008 allure is one of four trim levels available in Australia, accompanied by the Active, the GT Line and the GT. It was first showcased in France at the Paris Auto Show in 2008 and officially released the following year. While this French car manufacturer has had a bit of a rocky ride with the success of the 3008’s predecessors, the 208 and the 308, this mid-size SUV seems to be ticking boxes that were previously left empty and wanting.
Features and Differences.
The features include, but are certainly not limited to, an 8.0 inch touchscreen, sat nav, wireless phone charging, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, three 12 volt sockets, driver seat lumbar adjustment, 360 degree vision front and reversing cameras, bluetooth, and voice recognition. This model doesn’t have LED lights and AEB is available as an add-on. An extra $2,000 will gain you a panoramic sunroof, up to $1,050 for a premium paint job, $500 for the electric tailgate and a whopping $2,500 for the sexy black leather trim. Suddenly the entry-level price is moving farther and farther away.
Other than the absolute basics, the newer version of the 3008 actually differ quite dramatically from its predecessors. It now has a blacked out C-Pillar, multi material dash that adds style, sleek sheet-metal exterior, ample cupholders and phone storage spaces, a 591 L boot (1670 with seats folded down), and a much more user friendly i-cockpit.
Pleasant to drive, the 3008 has quiet engine and tyre sounds from the interior, smooth shifting and confident grip. The sport mode however makes movements a bit jerkier so perhaps the high-performance sporty drivers may want to seek other rides. Overall, the newest models get much higher ratings than their older cousins, reflected in the price section below. Have a peruse through the information below if you’re selling a car and get a feel for how yours might compare.
Price: From $35,490, drive-away at $46,712
Warranty: 3 years / 100,000 km warranty
Engine: 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Seats: 5 seats
Body Type: SUV
Wheels: 18” alloy with grip control option
Fuel Tank capacity: 53 Litres
Steering: Electric power steering
Consumption: 5.5-9.8 L/100km on a city cycle and as low as 4.4 L/100km on the highway.
CO2 emissions: from 124-165 g/km, more with grip control option.
Towing Capacity: 600kg
Peugeot has thought of it all when it comes to safety in the 3008 Allure. The 2017 model has everything from driver and distance alert systems to full length curtain airbags and self-levelling headlamps. The exterior temperature indicator includes an ice warning, the safety break has pedestrian detection and there is even an option for an active blind spot detection system. The grip control option gives drivers confidence taking on roads covered with mud and ice. Be warned however that many of the crucial safety features come along with an additional price tag. For instance, the Advanced Safety Pack with AEB, driver’s assist and more will run you $1500.
The 3008 launched in Australia has an entry point of $36,990 which puts it substantially above the base models of its Korean and Japanese competitors. The going rate for used models online various widely as a result of varying conditions, specs, and extra packages, but it’s important to get a ballpark of where you fit in if you’re selling a Peugeot or selling another car and looking to buy. Have a peruse of some examples of going rates for each of the 3008 Allure, and some related models, since it came into production.
2017 Peugeot 3008 Allure Auto 4cyl is selling for $44, 888.
2016 Peugeot 3008 Active Auto 2.0L Turbo Diesel is going for $20, 860.
2015 Peugeot 3008 Active 2.0L turbo diesel is selling for $21,500.
2014 Peugeot 3008 Allure 1.6L 4 cyl is selling for $17,990.
2013 Peugeot 3008 Allure Auto 1.6L 4cyl is going for $15,990.
2012 Peugeot 3008 Allure 1.6L 4 cyl is selling for $13,988.
2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi Auto 2.0L turbo diesel is being sold for $12,960.
2010 Peugeot 3008 Allure turbo diesel is selling for $12, 500.
What our car experts think:
Pros: Stylish appearance, loaded with extras.
Cons: AEB needs improvement, new models have corporate headlights, clashing with the elegant design.