The Peugeot 2008 range starts from $21,990 for a manual Active model that gets six airbags, electronic stability and cruise control, telescopic leather steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, trip computer, foglights, LED daytime running lights, and 16-inch alloy wheels with space-saver spare. Also noteworthy is standard parking sensors and a reverse-view camera.
That's the cheapest price for a baby SUV on the market and a damn good buy if you don't mind its tiny 1.2-litre three cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission (additional $3000 for the auto).
The pick of the bunch -- and the car which we've now spent just over a month with -- is the Peugeot 2008 Allure. In manual form it's $27,990 but given the family requirements the automatic is the way to go, which brings it up to $29,990.