Peugeot E-3008 Review & Prices

The stylish E-3008 looks and feels like a proper premium car inside and out, but you will have to wait a while for the longest range version

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Reviewed by Darren Cassey after extensive testing of the vehicle.

What's good

  • Lovely interior
  • Comfy and refined on the motorway
  • Rapid infotainment system

What's not so good

  • A bit jiggly around town
  • Alternatives have more boot space
  • Heat pump not standard
At a glance
Model
E-3008
Body type
SUVs
Available fuel types
Electric
Battery range
This refers to how many miles an electric car can complete on a fully charged battery, according to official tests.
326 miles
Acceleration (0-60 mph)
8.8 s
Number of seats
5
Boot, seats up
520 litres - 5 Suitcases
Exterior dimensions (L x W x H)
4,542mm x 1,895mm x 1,641mm
Insurance group
A car's insurance group indicates how cheap or expensive it will be to insure – higher numbers will mean more expensive insurance.
33E, 32E
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Find out more about the Peugeot E-3008

Is the Peugeot E-3008 a good car?

Until recently, most of Peugeot’s EV efforts have been focused on its smaller vehicles like the e-208 and e-2008. Now, akin to a martial arts student finally ready to take on the dojo master, Peugeot is stepping into the big leagues with its all-electric E-3008.

This stylish electric SUV is an alternative to the likes of the Volkswagen ID4, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Tesla Model Y.

Each of those alternatives has a unique identity and style, and the Peugeot E-3008 brings its own blend of futuristic design to the party. It looks great, with a sloping roof at the rear, sharp, sculpted lines across the body and a prominent grille up front.

Inside, and unlike the screens on most vehicles, which are split into a driver display and infotainment section, the E-3008 has one super-wide 21.0-inch panoramic curved display. It also retains the small diameter hexagonal steering wheel which remains a love-or-hate design depending on whether it obscures your view of the instruments.

Peugeot E-3008: electric range, battery and charging data

Range: 326 miles
Efficiency: 4.5 miles per kWh
Battery size: 73kWh
Max charge speed: 160kW
Charge time AC: 10hr 30mins, 0-100% at 7kW
Charge time DC: 30 mins, 20-80% at 160kW
Charge port location: Left side rear
Power outputs: 210hp

The cabin, with its cool ambient lighting and swooping design elements, would look perfectly at home in a Blade Runner movie, and the quality of the materials used is up there with some premium brands.

Passenger space in the rear is decent, although the footwell can be a little cramped depending on how low the front seats are set. The boot is a decent size at 520 litres, although there is no front boot as you get in a Tesla Model Y.

The Peugeot claws back an advantage when it comes to its electric motor and battery. It has an impressive 326-mile range, which comes down to a very efficient drivetrain, and if you have access to a 160kW fast charger, it can go from 20-80% charge in just 30 minutes.

The Peugeot E-3008 has a funky interior that’s about as far from Tesla minimalism as you can get

The driving experience is smooth and the car responds intuitively to inputs, making it easy and relaxing to drive. Visibility out front is great, taking the stress out of town driving, although larger bumps can unsettle the serenity inside the cabin. You’ll also need to rely heavily on the rear parking sensor and camera, as there is a notable blind spot out the rear.

The E-3008 is a consummate long-distance cruiser, but it’s not the most dynamic vehicle around the corners — the lighter petrol version may be better here, though we’ve not been behind the wheel yet — and it’s got adequate rather than impressive acceleration.

The premium of just over £10,000 over the petrol-powered 3008 does seem steep, but its pricing is in line with other all-electric SUVs, and thanks to the plush cabin design, it certainly feels like a quality product.

Check out Carwow's Peugeot E-3008 deals to see how much you could save, or browse our favourite electric cars to find an excellent alternative. You can also get a great deal on a used Peugeot from our network of trusted dealers, and if you want to sell your car online, Carwow can help with that, too.

How much is the Peugeot E-3008?

The Peugeot E-3008 has a RRP range of £45,850 to £49,650. However, with Carwow you can save on average £3,089. Prices start at £43,106 if paying cash. Monthly payments start at £398.

Our most popular versions of the Peugeot E-3008 are:

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157kW Allure 73kWh 5dr Auto £43,106 Compare offers

It would be easy to baulk at the idea of a circa-£50,000 Peugeot family car, but the E-3008 isn’t actually too expensive when compared with other similar electric cars. Its £45,000 starting price is the same as a Tesla Model Y and Kia EV6, and not much more than the Volkswagen ID4 or Hyundai Ioniq 5. And top-specification versions of all those cars are pricier than the top-of-the-line Peugeot.

There are two trim levels called Allure and GT, with all models getting that hi-tech widescreen interior setup, a reversing camera, smart 19-inch alloy wheels and wireless phone charging. GT models also get adaptive cruise control, larger, 20-inch wheels, Alcantara upholstery, and some cool design features that give the car a more upmarket look. It is a bit of a shame that you don't get a heat pump as standard, though. These help warm the car in cold weather without putting strain on the battery, which improves range when it's chilly and is particularly useful in an English winter...

Performance and drive comfort

The Peugeot E-3008 is delightfully refined for long motorway drives, but it's not much fun on a twisty road

In town

Driving around town is easy thanks to the light steering, and the electric motors have just enough punch to get you out of junctions sharpish – though you don't have the snappy off-the-line performance you get in some EVs, such as the Tesla Model Y. The Peugeot is easier to drive smoothly because of this, though.

While the car generally deals with large bumps and undulations in the road with little fuss, sharper edges such as potholes and expansion joints can rather thud through the cabin. It means that on poorly maintained roads the car can jiggle about somewhat, a bit like a sporty car, despite being far from it.

Visibility is good looking forward and to the sides thanks to large windows, though the rear quarter has large pillars that block your view quite a bit. To make manoeuvres easier you get a fantastic turning circle that almost rivals that of a London cab, as well as reversing sensors and a rear-facing camera as standard, with the latter getting a water spray so road grime doesn't block your view. Step up to GT models and you also get front parking sensors.

On the motorway

At higher speeds the jiggling over bumps subsides and the E-3008 is actually a fantastic car in which to cover long distances. The seats are comfortable and the car deals with road imperfections smoothly. There's almost no rumble from the tyres with only some wind noise to contend with, though you don't have to raise your voice at all to talk with your passengers.

And although the motors don't feel particularly powerful at lower speeds, once you're on the move there's enough performance in reserve to get up to speed quickly. This is useful for short on-ramps or when pulling off swift overtakes.

It is slightly disappointing given the E-3008's starting price that you only get regular cruise control as standard, with GT-spec cars getting an adaptive system that can maintain your distance to the car in front.

On a twisty road

On a country road you once again notice that the Peugeot E-3008's suspension is quite firm, so uneven road surfaces can have you rocking in your seat. Fortunately, the body settles quickly and it doesn't lean too much in corners so you don't feel like you're captaining a ship in a storm.

However, despite a hint of sportiness to the way the suspension deals with bumps, the E-3008 is not a particularly fun car to drive down a twisty road. In its normal settings, the steering is so light it can be difficult to judge your inputs and place the car accurately on the road, while the eco-friendly tyres can lose grip relatively quickly when pushed, especially in damp conditions.

You can select the sport mode, which makes all of the car's power available all of the time, but it also makes the steering heavier, which feels unnatural and means you're exerting a lot of effort just to get the car turning. And you can't mix and match settings to your preference, either. As a result, the Tesla Model Y is much more fun on your favourite B-road.

Space and practicality

There’s plenty of storage in the cabin, but alternatives get a bigger boot

There’s loads of space in the front of the Peugeot E-3008, and it’s easy to get a good driving position. The steering wheel doesn’t have much adjustability, but there’s so much movement in the seat that it doesn’t matter too much. And if you’ve struggled with the steering wheel blocking the view of the dials in other Peugeots, that's less of a problem than usual here, but it’s worth trying before you buy.

There are plenty of clever storage solutions around the cabin. Both the front and rear door bins are big enough to store large bottles of water, but only the front ones have a felt lining. You also get a pair of cupholders, huge under-armrest storage that can be chilled, and another big space beneath a nicely damped cover under the screens. There are also a couple of USB slots for charging your devices.

Space in the back seats

Those in the back won’t feel hard done by either, because there’s loads of room despite the sloping roof. Even taller passengers will find their knees won’t bang the seats in front and their hair won’t brush the headliner, though the floor is a bit high, which lifts your thighs off the seat cushion and could make things a little uncomfortable on long journeys.

It’s a bit tight for three across the back and, with the outside passengers pushed towards the door, they will find their head resting on the roof.

Storage isn’t quite as impressive as up front, but you do get a small area between the seats and door bins that will hold a small bottle. You also get a pair of USB slots and a 12-volt connector in the rear, great for charging phones and whatever device still has a 12-volt plug these days.

On the plus side, all that space means it’s easy to fit a child seat, and the doors open pretty wide to help with access. The ISOFIX points are behind a zip in the fabric, so it can be a bit fiddly to actually get things hooked up.

Boot space

The Peugeot E-3008 has a 520-litre boot, which is smaller than most alternatives offer, with only the Kia EV6 having less space at 490 litres. The Tesla Model Y beats all with its massive 854-litre boot, while the Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets 571 litres and the Volkswagen ID4 has 543 litres. You could also consider the Skoda Enyaq, which is a bit cheaper and not as posh inside, but has a really practical 585-litre boot. Folding the rear seats down gives you a generous 1,480 litres of load space, but the seatbelts can become trapped when the backrests are put back in place, which is a bit frustrating.

Another mark against the E-3008 is the lack of a front boot. The Model Y wins again here with a 117-litre space that’s a great place to store charging cables so they don’t get in the way in the main boot area. Both the Ioniq 5 and EV6 get a ‘froot’, too. At least the Peugeot has decent underfloor storage in the boot that presents a viable alternative location for your cables.

Interior style, infotainment and accessories

The interior is lovely and feels posher than some premium alternatives, but there are scratchy plastics here and there

Peugeot is building some of the best interiors in the business at the moment. Not only do you get funky designs, you also get upmarket materials that rival those you find in posh German cars.

The E-3008 is no different, with its funky multi-layered design that should feel like a cluttered mess but is actually classy and coherent. Ignore the massive screens and it gives off 1970’s LA showhome vibes.

There’s fabric on the centre part of the dashboard that sweeps around in front of you before seamlessly lining up with the centre console that splits the front seat passengers. There’s also a recessed area beneath the windscreen with ambient lighting that looks really classy. It’s a proper antidote to the boring minimalism seen in so many premium cars these days.

Poke around in the lower areas of the cabin and there are cheaper plastics to be found, such as on the door bins, but they don’t detract from the overall ambience too much.

Naturally, there are displays aplenty. Sat atop the dashboard is a sleek 21.0-inch screen – it's one complete unit with the information split into two sections. The one directly ahead shows all your driving information such as speed and range, and you get high-resolution maps to rival the class-leading Virtual Cockpit from Audi. On the right of this is the infotainment touchscreen, which is incredibly fast and feels on par with modern tablets for responsiveness.

It’s a shame there are no physical buttons for the climate settings, but at least the temperature is always on the screen so you can change it without having to go through loads of menus. There's also a handy shortcut button for the assistance systems, so you can quickly turn off anything that you find intrusive, though it is slightly awkward to reach behind the steering wheel.

There’s a third display that sits above the centre console with shortcut buttons, and this is customisable so you can have your most-used settings quickly to hand. It’s a really clever and genuinely useful system.

Electric range, charging and tax

At launch, the Peugeot E-3008 is only available with a 210hp single electric motor that’s powered by a 73kWh battery, giving it an official range of up to 327 miles. Acceleration is brisk rather than quick, with 0-62mph coming up in 8.8 seconds. That should make it easier to drive sensibly and hit the official 4.5mi/kWh efficiency rating though, which would make it one of the more efficient electric cars on sale.

There will be more choice eventually. A long-range version with a bigger battery is due by the end of 2024 and promises a whopping 435 miles, joined by a high-performance all-wheel drive model with 320hp but a lower range figure around the same time.

Being a zero-emission vehicle means there’s currently no car tax to pay, and company car drivers also get a really low benefit-in-kind rate that makes the E-3008 (and all electric cars) cheap as chips to run.

Safety and security

The Peugeot E-3008 has not been safety tested by Euro NCAP yet so it’s impossible to speculate on how safe it might be in a crash. However, the two most recent Peugeots to go through the tests, the 408 and 308 in 2022, both received four stars out of five. That’s a bit disappointing, with both scoring 76% for adult occupant safety where the majority of cars score comfortably above 80%.

As standard you get the basic assistance kit such as post-collision braking, lane-keeping assistance and an emergency braking system with night-time detection of pedestrians and cyclists. Allure models come with basic cruise control, but GT versions upgrade this to adaptive cruise control, which maintains your distance to the car in front. You can also pay extra for a 360-degree camera.

Reliability and problems

The old reputation of Peugeots being unreliable can be firmly forgotten, with the firm turning things around in recent years. Ownership surveys actually make it one of the more reliable and well-rated brands among UK drivers. How reliable the E-3008 will be remains to be seen, but Peugeot’s other electric cars haven't prompted any cause for concern.

You get a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty as standard. This is in line with the time period offered by most car manufacturers in the UK, though some others do put a limit on the mileage. Hyundai betters this with five years, Kia offers seven years, and Toyota and Lexus cars have 10 years of warranty cover if you keep up annual servicing. On top of the standard Peugeot warranty, you also get eight years of cover for the main battery.

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