2020 Peugeot 3008 Test; Features, Price & Performance
Here is The 2020 Peugeot 3008 1.5 BlueHDi 130 HP GT Line EAT8 Transmission. The Peugeot 3008 is available with an unprecedented eight-speed automatic transmission. Combined with the 1.5 diesel is effective, but the vanes behind the steering wheel are not always comfortable.
2020 Peugeot 3008 Engine Specs & Features
For the Peugeot 3008 medium crossover (and for the larger 5008 with seven seats) a new automatic transmission (always of the traditional type, with torque converter) arrives at eight ratios. Made by the Japanese Aisin and with the electronic management developed by the French company, this transmission is more compact and light (2 kg) than the previous six-speed transmission and promises greater efficiency.
Proposed for all engines of the Peugeot 3008, it is standard for the most powerful units (the 1.6 petrol with 181 hp and the 2.0 diesel with 177 hp) and optional, at 1,950 euros, for the 1.2 petrol with 131 hp and 1.5 turbodiesels of equal power (that of the test car). About prices, those of the Peugeot 3008between 26.600 euros for the 1.2 PureTech Turbo S & S Active petrol (standard warning of unintentional lane change, the dual-zone automatic climate control and 17 “alloy wheels) and 39.350 euros for the 2.0 BlueHDi S & S GT EAT8 diesel: the latter includes keyless access, adaptive cruise control, and 19 “wheels.
Accessories not included in the GT Line of our test which, however, does not give up full LED headlights, automatic emergency braking, navigator and 18 “wheels.
2020 Peugeot 3008 Redesign & Changes
For the rest, the Peugeot 3008remains the same as the one that debuted a year ago. It is a crossover with an original look, which mixes striking chrome and black elements in contrast with the color chosen for the angular body.
Gritty the front with the three-dimensional mask and the “teeth” of the bumper that are pushed into the headlights. The interiors are equally personal, where the dashboard stands out on two levels interspersed with a large and elegant fabric insert; the console, however, is characterized by original aluminum-like keys arranged “in piano”.
The driving position with the small diameter steering wheel (35 cm wide) and the raised dashboard on the dashboard give a feeling of sportiness, common to the latest Peugeot. Compared to other models of the house, the raised seat (comfortable armchair) minimizes the tendency of the crown to cover part of the instrumentation (digital and configurable). On board services of the Peugeot 3008 are concentrated in the large touchscreen (8 “), clearly visible at the top of the console.
Sometimes, however, they are cumbersome to use: to act on the air conditioner, for example, more steps are required through the menu screens (it can be distracting from the guide). Nothing to complain about the availability of storage (roomy and cool between the seats), and space for passengers (even in three on the sofa is bad) and for luggage.
Fluid and ready both the engine and the automatic transmission of the 2020 Peugeot 3008 1.5 BlueHDi S & S GT Line EAT8: they encourage easy driving (within reach of the “0-100” in 12.6 seconds and 192 km / h top speed) and relaxed. In the sports mode, which can be inserted with the button between the seats, the transmission keeps the lower gear ratio longer (as well as slightly weighting the steering and making the response of the 1.5) more decisive. Do not miss the levers behind the steering wheel to manage, if necessary, the gears manually.
However, being fixed (they are integral to the steering column and do not rotate together with the steering wheel) as well as being quite short, in the curves, they are not always able to reach. On the other hand, on the mixed steering quite direct (as well as precise) and solid suspension gives agility: insertions in the corners are fast and accurate for a crossover.
On the most marked disconnections, however, the back does not thank. At the end of the test, let’s take a look at the consumption of the onboard computer: after a hundred kilometers on flat roads and on the motorway the average is 15 km/liter. The house, however, declares 24.4. We will check with our instruments in a complete test