We recently went to France on holiday for the first time, and Mummy drove! We were so lucky to have been loaned a gorgeous brand new car for our holiday, now we want to share our review with you and why we love the Peugeot 3008 Allure.
The car we had was the Peugeot 3008 Allure PureTech 130. We will share more technical details with you later on, but lets get to the car itself.
Oh my goodness, it was stunning! Ours was Bianca White with Black Claudia leather trim seats. It is called a Crossover because it has the best bits of a SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle), a hatchback and an MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) in one beautiful car.
The Peugeot 3008 Allure is higher than our car (and that is an MPV which is quite high up anyway), and it meant we could see so much more than we usually can. It had five seats, with Isofix fittings for two baby / child seats, and a rear central pull down part with cup holders in. Very handy for Luke and I who were travelling in the back. Luke could also reach through to the boot this way too.
There were so many funky storage compartments – two under the floor in front of the back seats – handy for storing any phones or tablets out of sight when we stopped, in the doors, in the boot and a huge glove box too. And two nets behind the front seats.
The funkiest one though, was between the front seats – it held a two litre bottle of drink, plus a couple of smaller bottles – and it was ventilated which meant it kept the drinks cold! How cool (literally) is that? We used it every time.
For the Mummy the driver, there was full, easy to read, perfectly positioned displays for everything. The best gadget was the Heads Up Display, which automatically pops up right in front of Mummy, showing her the speed, and when using the built in Sat Nav, it showed her the next turn / direction she had to take. Only Mummy (the driver) can see the display, it meant she didn’t have to take her eyes off the road in front of her!
The Peugeot 3008 Allure had a Sat Nav with a colour screen in the middle of the dashboard, which popped up automatically too, and when Mummy put the car into reverse it switched to a rear view camera screen, showing the space behind the rear bumper of the car for easy reversing and parking. There were sensors around the outside of the car too which beeped and showed Mummy on the screen a green bar, or two (you are close), an orange bar (you are closer) and a red bar (Woah, you are super close!) even then there was still room, so if you followed this system you know you won’t be able to bump the car! It was a little annoying as it was super sensitive and beeped even when there was plenty of room – but that is better than risking a bump!
The first time Mummy parked it in a car park between cars was hilarious. A few people around us had a little giggle too! Poor Mummy!
The car had a button for a handbrake, which had a fab auto hold feature, giving a second or two when stopped on a hill to move forward, without rolling backwards, and it popped on automatically when Mummy stopped, parked and turned off the engine.
There were cool LED lights that stayed on all the time the ignition was tuned on for safety, and the main lights automatically turned on in tunnels, Multi Storey (or under cover) car parks and when the light was poor, or dusk / night time.
The windscreen wipers could be set to automatically detect rain and turn on, as well as working out which speed to wipe! Amazing!
The engine had an Eco setting so it turned off when waiting in a queue, saving fuel and emissions. The stereo had a fantastic sound, and big bro and sis could plug their phones into a nifty little USB lead tucked into the centre console storage box to play music through the stereo.
One other super cool feature was the panoramic glass roof with electric blind. It filled the car with light, and you just licked a button to pop the blind across.
We have a video review to show you too:
The only thing this car didn’t have that would have made it 100% perfect was a cappuccino maker for Mummy and an ice cream maker for us 😉
The cost of this beauty is £22,585.00 I am checking my piggy bank as we speak, I was very sad when we had to give it back!
The PEUGEOT 3008 has won numerous awards, in the UK it was What Car? ‘Car of the Year’ 2010, What Car? ‘Best Crossover’ 2010 & 2011, DieselCar ‘Best Crossover’ & Daily Star ‘Family Car of the Year’ and 3008 HYbrid4 was What Car? Green car Award 2011 for SUV category and DieselCar Best Eco car of 2011.
The full specification of the car includes:
- 5 star EuroNCAP rating
- ESP standard on all models
- CO2 range – from 88g/km
- Multi-flex interior with split tailgate
- Head-up display and distance alert
- Grip Control and Dynamic Roll Control availability
Drivers Seat Lumbar Adjustment
Ultrasonic Alarm (Thatcham 1 Category approved)
Automatic Dual Zone Climate Control
Row 2 Door Blinds
In-Car Entertainment – Satellite Navigation (Includes 5 Years of Mapping Updates and Full Postcode Lookup)
Exterior Features – 18″ ‘Icauna’ Alloy Wheels
Dark Tinted Rear Side and Tailgate Windows
Peugeot Connect Navigation: Linked to the 7.0” colour screen, the system includes European mapping and comes with 5 years of free software updates. The system also includes vocal guidance, full postcode lookup and various route planning options. (Standard on Allure models)
Colour Reversing Camera: A camera located on the rear of the vehicle is linked to the 7.0” colour screen. The system increases visibility and driver confidence when reversing, the camera also features guidance lines to aid with parking. (Standard on Allure models)
Peugeot Connect SOS & Assistance: A vehicle locating communication unit, this feature can be used manually (dedicated SOS button on the dashboard) or automatically (if pyrotechnic devices are deployed). It locates the vehicle precisely and triggers the sending of the appropriate emergency services for a rapid response. Peugeot are the pioneers of this technology, since launching in 2003 Peugeot Connect SOS & Assistance has come to the aid of over 7,000 individuals. (Optional on Allure models).
Colour Head Up Display: A driver information interface that displays key driving information via a clear retractable screen in the drivers line of sight. The screen can be adjusted for both angle and brightness, aswell as folded away completely at any point during a journey. The system displays information relating to speed, cruise control speed settings and navigation directions (where applicable). (Standard on Allure models)
Panoramic Cielo Glass Roof: Every journey is a unique experience when you have a panoramic view of the colours and landscapes outside. Designed to increase serenity and wellbeing of those onboard, this large fixed panel glass roof bathes the cabin in natural light. An electric roller blind is also included, this blind is able to filter out all exterior light. (Optional on Active, standard on Allure models)
Parking Space Measurement System: Working in conjunction with the front and rear parking aid, this system measures whether a space will suitably accommodate Peugeot 3008 in a parallel parking scenario. While driving past a space (at speeds of up to 12mph) the car will accurately measure and inform the driver if parking is ‘possible’, ‘difficult’ or ‘not advised’. (Standard on Allure models)
Isofix: Peugeot 3008 features two Isofix mounting points located on the outer rear seats allowing for the fitment of two child seats. Top tethering points are located on the rear seat backs. (Standard across the Peugeot 3008 range)
Airbags: Peugeot 3008 offers optimum protection for you and your family. All models features 6 airbags as standard. Airbag protection comprises: Driver & front passenger airbags: providing frontal protection for front seat occupants. Front passenger airbag can be deactivated to allow for the fitment of a child seat. Front side airbags: located in the seat frame on the outside edge of the front seats; they inflate between front seat occupants and the front doors, providing thorax protection in a side impact. Curtain airbags: located on either side of 3008, these deploy in a side impact and provide head protection for both front and rear occupants in a side impact. Grip Control®: A system designed to optimise traction in low-grip conditions. It adapts to the terrain by acting on the front wheels, using the electronic components already present on the vehicle. The driver remains in control and can decide at any time to move from Standard mode using the dial located on the centre console, choosing instead Snow, Off-Road, Sand or ESP Off. (Optional across the Peugeot 3008 range) EURO NCAP: Peugeot 3008 was awarded the maximum five star rating by EURO NCAP. Added peace of mind for you and your family.
Distance Alert: a driver alert system to inform on the distance between 3008 and traffic in front. Linked to the standard head up display on Allure models, the driver can set a desired following distance of between one and two seconds. Distance Alert is operated via a radar mounted in the front bumper of 3008. In the event of getting too close to the car in front you are alerted visually via the head up display, allowing action to be taken.