We don’t score cars for style, but if we did the Peugeot 3008 would pick up high marks. Inside and out it’s one of the most striking crossovers on sale, with its SUV-inspired styling and clean and minimal interior.
It’s not just a good-looking car. The 3008 is very capable, too. In everyday driving the ride is considerably more comfortable than a Honda HR-V‘s and the engine keeps itself to itself unless revved hard.
In terms of what tow car ability it has, the 3008 has its good and bad points.
The 30-60mph time of 15.3 seconds is respectable (there are more powerful versions if you want livelier performance or the brawn to pull heavier caravans), and the car coped well enough with a hill start on a 1-in-6 gradient.
In still air the Peugeot was stable, but in a stiff crosswind the car wandered slightly. And it struggled with the lane-change test.
Rear legroom could be more generous, but the 3008 has one of the biggest luggage capacities of any crossover of this size.
Our practicality testers found room for every item of their typical holiday luggage. You’ll need to go digging under the boot floor to find the compact spare wheel, but we were pleased to find no warning in the handbook against using it while towing if necessary.
However, the electrical socket was awkwardly positioned making connecting the electrics a faff.
The Peugeot is quite stiffly priced, but if the official fuel economy figure of 65.7mpg is to be believed, the 3008 should be affordable to run.