The 3008 is a class act to drive but its high price and servicing costs weigh against it. The Tiguan, still a favourite in the office, deserves recognition for standard AEB but its price premium is hard to justify in this company. The CR-V may lack the driving finesse and interior polish of the European pair but it excels in ways that will matter to most buyers.It’s the best equipped in this line-up — with the exception of AEB — and has the longest warranty and cheapest servicing. It runs on regular unleaded, has a roomier cabin and cargo area and a full-size spare, while practical extras include a sensor key and power tailgate. The fact it’s $4500 cheaper than the VW and $2800 less than the Peugeot simply seals the deal.