Two of the best family SUVs on the market are the Peugeot 3008 and the Ford Edge – but how do they compare?
Both vehicles have been praised for their appearance. Auto Express states that the 3008 has “doubled its desirability” since its “transition from MPV to SUV”, and Carbuyer praises its “modern looks”.
Each model seats five people. The 3008 provides the driver with an elevated position, and its large windows facilitate good all-round visibility. The 3008 possesses a roomy and comfortable cabin, which has been described by What Car? as “sumptuous and well-appointed”. By comparison, Auto Express recounts that the Edge’s interior is “not unpleasant but the design is just a little bland and unimaginative.”
The Peugeot’s seats are large and supportive, which is of particular benefit during long journeys, and there are lots of storage cubbies throughout the cabin. The 3008 also delivers a near silent in-cabin experience, even when travelling at high speeds.
When it comes to engine options, the 3008 comes out on top again, particularly when a 1.6-litre diesel engine is fitted. This returns as much as 70.6mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 103g/km. The best the Edge’s 2.0-litre diesel engine can muster is 48.7mpg and a 149g/km CO2 emission figure.
Even with the least fuel-efficient engine installed (a 1.6-litre petrol unit), the 3008 delivers a miles-per-gallon figure that is equivalent to the Ford Edge’s best. The same engine produces CO2 emissions 20g/km lower than those delivered by the Edge.
If acceleration is important to you, the 3008 comes out ahead, delivering 0-60mph in a little over 8.9 seconds (with a 1.6-litre petrol engine). The best the Edge can offer is approximately 9.6 seconds.
Car magazine reports that the Edge “is a heavy car and acceleration is just about adequate, and not much more.” By contrast, Carbuyer describes the 3008 as “impressively engaging on the open road, so keen drivers would do well to pick the Peugeot.”
Both vehicles have been awarded a full five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. All 3008 models feature six airbags, seatbelt force-limiters, cruise control and Dynamic Roll Control as standard.
The 3008 also comes with automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers, air-conditioning, head-up display, cruise control and rear parking sensors, even with entry-level trim lines.
And what about the price tag? Well, there is no question that the 3008 scores highly in this regard. It’s significantly cheaper than the Ford Edge, irrespective of which grade you choose.
Ultimately, the best way to judge the Peugeot 3008’s qualities is by booking a test drive. Why not make your appointment with us today?