As one of the most popular mid-sized SUVs on the market in Australia, the Peugeot 3008 is a step up from the usual suspects that you see on the roads. Currently, there are 4 different trim levels for the Peugeot 3008, namely being: Active, Allure, GT Line, and the GT. As you might expect, as you make your way up the list of the models, the features become more advanced and the price tag reflects this. We’ll be discussing the differences and some of the optional add-ons that you could be taking advantage of if you decide to take the plunge into the world of the Peugeot 3008.
Peugeot 3008 Active
The standard base model of the Peugeot 3008 trim is known as the Active. Despite being the base model, you’ll be pleased to see the extensive range of features that this car has to offer. With a 1.6L Turbocharged petrol engine with 6 speed automatic, the car provides ample room for the whole family. You’ve also got a healthy amount of boot room in the back, which almost triples in space with the back seats folded flat.
The dual-zone climate control system is perfect for keeping the kids comfortable in the back, whilst you can enjoy your driving experience up front. The nifty i-Cockpit, lane change warnings, and active cruise control are just a few of the other features that come standard across all models
Peugeot 3008 Allure
At the next step up in the Peugeot 3008 trim level is the Allure model, giving you several more important features, particularly for those looking for a more safety centric car. To make backing out of your driveway or that tight shopping centre car park easier and safer, the Allure has a 360-degree reverse camera, as well as parking assist for parallel and reverse parking. You’ll also have an extra inch in your wheels, with the Allure model giving you 18-inch alloy wheels
The real added bonus of the Allure model comes in the form of the optional advanced safety pack. If you’re wanting to ensure a much safer driving experience, the lane-keeping assist, active cruise control with a stopping function, and emergency braking in this safety pack are essentials for you.
Peugeot 3008 GT Line
Moving into the 3008 GT Line, the optional advanced safety pack comes standard in this model. You’ll also be presented with a higher-end driving experience, with a few more sporty features up its sleeve. The complete LED headlights and foglights are another added bonus in the GT Line model. The sports front bumper and grille are a couple of features that help to promote this particular model as being a bit more sports focussed.
There’s also the additional option of a panoramic glass sunroof, and the option to replace the standard cloth trim with a special Nappa leather seating for those looking for a little extra luxury in the 3008. You also have a choice of two interior ambiences in the GT Line model.
Peugeot 3008 GT
The 3008 GT is the top of the line model, featuring the only diesel engine amongst all the models. What this 2.0L diesel engine gives you is a far greater fuel economy than the usual 1.6L petrol engine of the other trim levels. If you are driving this on a regular basis and don’t want to have to fuel up so often, the GT could be the perfect model for you.
If you’re all about luxury and supreme driving experience, the GT also offers heated front seats and the massage function on the driver’s side. You’ll also have the benefit of an electronically adjustable driver’s seat which has a 2 position memory.
At the end of the day, it comes down to what features matter most to you and the budget constraints that you are working within. The different trim levels add a number of different features, and you should analyse whether you would take full advantage of these features, or if they may be unnecessary for what you want. Whether you’re looking for a great entry-level model in the 3008 Active or looking for the grunt and higher level of sophistication that the GT provides, the Peugeot 3008 can meet the needs of a wide range of drivers.