Journalists from the Spanish edition KM77 tested the ability of the restyled version of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 compact crossover to pass the “moose test”, which simulates the driver’s attempt to dodge an animal that has run into the road, for example, an elk, by active maneuvering.
Recall that in April 2017, the pre-reform SUV was subjected to an identical study, and as it turned out, the updated model in this aspect shows less impressive results.
The 2021 Peugeot 3008 was able to pass the test at 73 km / h without hitting a single cone while maneuvering. Under the hood, the car has an 181-horsepower 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine, tires – Michelin Primacy 3 dimension 205/55 R19.
The pre-reform 3008 passed the same test at a speed of 77 km / h, while it was equipped with a less powerful 120-horsepower turbodiesel engine. But then the tires were, albeit of the same model, but of a different dimension – 225/55 R18.
Probably, the narrower tires 205 / 55R19 and became the reason for less impressive performance in the restyled crossover. Interestingly, when maneuvering, one of the two rear wheels of the 3008 soared into the air, but if the ECS stabilization system was activated at that moment in the pre-reform version, then it was not activated in the 2021 model year car.
We also advise you to watch a detailed review of the Peugeot 3008 Alure Lite from the FineAuto team: