Is the Peugeot 3008 good for off road or city driving?
- February 19, 2020
- William Lewis
The award-winning Peugeot 3008 is a capable vehicle, flexible enough to suit a wide range of lifestyles. It outshines other SUVs in its category when it comes to city driving and convenience. However, it is also a vehicle that you can take on road trips or weekend getaways. Let’s take a closer how the Peugeot 3008 performs in the city and offroad.
How does the Peugeot 3008 perform in the city?
With a suite of technologies that optimise safety and convenience in built-up areas, the Peugeot 3008 is in its element when driving in the city. To start with, Active Lane Keeping Assistance and Blind Spot Monitoring help keep drivers safe on the freeway. Then there’s a Driver Attention Alert System and Adaptive Cruise Control, which not only maintains a constant speed but adjusts to maintain a safe distance from other cars.
Parking in the city is also made easy with the Peugeot 3008. All variants come standard with front and rear parking sensors, and the entry-level Active offers a 180-degree reversing camera. The higher variants come with 360 degree reversing and front cameras so you can see every angle. Additionally, a city park function for 90 degrees and parallel parking is available on the higher three variants.
Powered by turbo petrol or diesel engine, you can expect a clean but powerful city driving in the Peugeot 3008. Both engines are reasonably fuel-efficient and produce CO2 emissions as low as 130 g/km.
How does the Peugeot 3008 perform off-road?
Although the Peugeot 3008 doesn’t offer any four-wheel-drive options, it can still cope with some off-road driving thanks to Advanced Grip Control. This innovative technology is available on Allure, GT Line and GT variants, offering five different driving modes to help maximize traction in different terrains.
The five driving modes of Advanced Grip Control are:
Standard mode. A simple grip to adjust to normal road surfaces.
Snow Mode – Optimized for optimal traction when the car is pulling.
Gravel Mode – Best for combating mud, dirt tracks and wet grass, this mode allows the least stable wheels to achieve a high level of slip while increasing the torque for the most stable wheels.
Sand Mode – Helps prevent a car from getting stuck by allowing light on both wheels at the front simultaneously.
- ESP Off Mode – disconnects electronic stability control (ESP) and grip control to give the driver full control. When the car exceeds 50km / h, the standard model starts again…
The Peugeot 3008 also offers Hill Assistant Descent Control which provides safety and control when driving down steep slopes. The system helps reduce the risk of slipping by altering speed and braking and for extremely steep hills, Clutch Mode can be used.
Need more info?
Although it shines best in city environments, the Peugeot 3008 is capable and flexible enough to accommodate a more adventurous lifestyle. If you’d like more information on the 3008 or want to experience it in person, why not get in touch with the team at Perth City Peugeot?