Peugeot 3008 voted the most satisfying new car of the past year

Written by Ellie

Peugeot’s 3008 has been rated the most satisfying new car on the UK market in Auto Express’ Driver Power survey.

Overall vehicle satisfaction hit an all-time high in this year’s survey, averaging at 90.94 per cent, which surpassed 2017’s record of 89.83 per cent.

Despite this, new car owners are reporting more problems with their cars, as 14.36 per cent  of the 80,000-plus consumers polled reported an issue with their vehicles, compared to 12.15 per cent in 2017.

Some 75 cars were included in this year’s survey with respondents being quizzed on 31 areas of their new car.

Last year saw the Skoda Superb set a new record for driver satisfaction, with a 93.42 per cent score. However, the Peugeot 3008 has smashed that all-time best in 2018 by hitting 93.88 per cent.

The 3008 has been reimagined from an anonymous MPV to a visually striking mid-size SUV  that has racked up 38 awards globally so far.

Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief at Auto Express, said: “The new 3008 SUV is providing precisely what owners want these days.

“It’s got the SUV style that’s in huge demand, but backs it up with a high-quality interior, plenty of space, a great drive and excellent reliability – it’s no surprise owners love it so much.”

Kia’s Niro hybrid SUV narrowly beat Alfa Romeo’s Giulia into second place with a 93.07 per cent rating, which was 0.01 per cent better than the Alfa).

The full top-ten looked like this:

  1. Peugeot 3008 – 93.88 per cent
  2. Kia Niro – 93.07 per cent
  3. Alfa Romeo Giulia – 93.06 per cent
  4. Toyota Prius – 93.04 per cent
  5. Lexus RX – 92.99 per cent
  6. Lexus NX – 92.90 per cent
  7. Kia Sorento – 92.85 per cent
  8. Toyota Verso – 92.83 per cent
  9. Honda Civic – 92.50 per cent
  10. Skoda Octavia – 92.45 per cent

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “Half of the ten most satisfying new cars come from Japanese car makers, which supports Japan’s reputation for building reliable cars.”

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Posted on 19th April 2018

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