We've been taking it easy on the motorway in our Peugeot 3008, which has yielded impressive economy

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The Peugeot 3008 has a good few thousand miles under its belt now, and with the car run in, it’s time for an economy run.

Official fuel economy figures often seem like they’ve been plucked out of thin air because you’ll never be able to replicate them in the real world. These lab generate numbers are fine for comparing car A to car B, but you want to know what the impact will be at the pumps. A lengthy journey to Wales was the prime opportunity to reset the trip computer and see where we stood.

Two thirds motorway and a third urban traffic over about 150 miles yielded 58.7mpg. Pretty good for an SUV.

Obviously everyone’s driving habits are different, but we weren’t driving like nuns, so we're quite happy with that.

Mileage 3,176                                                    
Average economy 58.7mpg
Faults None
Costs incurred £0

Our car: Peugeot 3008 1.6 BlueHDi GT Line
List price £28,295
Estimated PCP finance £460pm over 37 months with £3,000 deposit and 12,000 mile annual limit
Options fitted Pearlescent paint (£675), aluminium roof bars (£120), 19-inch alloy wheels including full-size spare wheel (£400)
Price as tested £29,490
Warranty Three years/60,000 miles
Service intervals 16,000 miles/12 months

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