The U.S. is most definitely not short of small and compact crossovers. In fact, these cars are single-handedly tearing the saloon segment apart, as more and more people seem to prefer purchasing say a Ford Escape over a Fusion.
But that’s how things are now, which could mean that crossovers such as the Peugeot 3008 might find a lot of interested buyers should the French automaker go ahead with their plans to re-enter the U.S. market.
Now, while the 3008 isn’t for sale in the United States, it’s available in Mexico, which is where this particular model came from before ending up in the hands of Doug DeMuro.
Despite admitting that he doesn’t get to drive many small/compact crossovers, DeMuro was quite taken with the 3008, especially its interior which he found very pleasing aesthetically and of a surprisingly high quality, compared to similar models available to U.S. buyers.
He also enjoyed the seating position, the on-board tech and many of the car’s quirks, such as the surprisingly small steering wheel that does take some getting used to, no matter where you’re from. As for what it was like in traffic, the reviewer praised the 3008 for being quiet, comfortable and decent enough in a straight line, for this type of vehicle.
In the end, the 3008 was, like all cars reviewed by DeMuro, awarded a “DougScore” – but for more, you’ll have to watch the video that follows.