The 3008 has an interior that’s only averagely spacious for a compact SUV, but it’s decently versatile and easy to berth, and there’s a sense of style and material flourish about it up front that continues to distinguish it from its rivals even midway through the car’s life.
The driver sits at a small, low-mounted steering wheel and behind a high-set digital instrument display, the primary controls being orientated in the ‘i-Cockpit’ layout that Peugeot has been espousing for some time now, which is intended to move the instruments higher on the dashboard (closer to your natural line of sight) and to move the steering wheel in the opposite direction, closer to you. In other models the ergonomic layout can seem awkward and unintuitive - but, having a less recumbent seating position than some of its rangemate, the 3008 makes reasonable sense of the approach. As long as you’re above average height you’ll have little problem seeing the digital instruments over the top of the steering wheel rim; and while it feels strange for a while having that wheel set so low in your lap, familiarity makes you used to it before long.
The car’s digital instruments do look a little contrived, especially in their primary display mode (which gives you a small, gyroscopic-style analogue speedo in addition to a digital one). Alternative modes with conventional instrument clocks can be selected, although in the case of the Hybrid 225 it takes a little bit of fiddling to make a rev counter replace the rather pointless power usage dial that is displayed by default.