I absolutely LOVE the seven-seater SUV Peugeot 5008, in fact, it was one of my favourite cars of 2018! So when Peugeot offered me its little brother, the five-seater Peugeot 3008, to test I jumped at the chance! Let's find out how good it is as a BabyDrive…
The 3008 is a really nice car to drive. Like the 5008 the steering wheel feels slightly smaller and is positioned lower than in most cars and I find it a much more relaxed position for my arms to drive in.
The interior has the same nice styling as the 5008 with the metal paddles on the dash and the marl upholstered seats and door panels, which yes would be harder to keep clean than smooth leather but it does look good!
On a more practical level I could fit three forward-facing child seats across the back row of the Peugeot 3008, which surprised me. It was a bit tight for space but I also tried and could fit two forward-facing car seats and a rear-facing child seat. With a rear-facing child seat installed, we could sit a 180cm driver in front of it. I did feel over the week that legroom was tight in the back so again, I was surprised.
The boot of the 3008 is practical too. I could fit all types of stroller and pram in the boot, from a twin and tandem pram to a compact stroller all with varying amounts of shopping.
Storage is good within the Peugeot 3008; it has a generous sized central console box and a good amount of cup holders but the glove box is quite small.
In the back, the door bins are a good size and hold a large refillable water bottle. There are also cup holders and map pockets.
The media system seems slow in the Peugeot 3008; there is an annoying delay when you press the screen before it reacts and we are used to things being much more instant. I found I kept wondering if I had pressed it at all. It is easy to navigate and has Apple CarPlayand Android Auto.
The reversing camera image is quite small, the image is clear and you do get a bird's eye view too which is helpful.
There are some great features in the 3008 that make it BabyDrive friendly, such as child lock button on the door that locks the rear doors and windows and gives you a visual on the screen in front of the steering wheel when it's turned on. There is also a great seatbelt removal display, up where the sunglasses case should be.
The Peugeot 3008 gets a five-star ANCAP safety rating and has six airbags as standard.