Peugeot 3008 SUV - Carbuyer Car of the Year 2017

The Peugeot 3008 SUV has been named Carbuyer 'Car of the Year 2017' in the Carbuyer Best Car awards. Peugeot’s latest model had to hold off strong competition for the prestigious title. Not only that, but it also topped the ratings in the Best SUV category.

The brand-new Peugeot 3008 SUV was praised for its unrivalled combination of chic styling, efficient engines, excellent practicality and a stunning interior, which features Peugeot's all new i-Cockpit.

All of these Best Car features are continually updated to reflect the ever-changing new-car market – and it's from these that we’ve decided the award winners.

If the Peugeot 3008 is any measure of the talented cars due to launch in 2017, then we’re in for a vintage year. Forget everything you thought you knew about the old 3008, because Peugeot has rung the changes. First off, the 3008 is now a fully fledged SUV rather than the crossover of old.

It’s stunning from the outside, but inside is where the game has really moved on. The dashboard is beautifully designed and features extensive use of fabric on the dashboard and door panels to lend a chic feeling. The clever i-Cockpit dashboard is a 12.3-inch screen that displays your speed, navigation, phone and audio information. It’s similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, but unlike Audi’s system, this is fitted as standard to every 3008 in the range.

The 3008 is ahead of the pack when it comes to more pragmatic matters, too. It has a big boot and plenty of interior space. There’s a wide range of efficient petrol and diesel engines, and the availability of Peugeot’s ‘Grip Control’ system means the front-wheel-drive car can offer the grip of a four-wheel drive when needed.

In an SUV market dominated by some exceptionally able cars, it takes something special to be the best. And that’s why we’ve named the Peugeot 3008 Carbuyer’s Car of the Year for 2017.