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Peugeot 5008 review (2017-2023)

The Peugeot 5008 is a mid-size SUV that offers seven-seat versatility, a comfortable and futuristic-looking interior and a smooth drive. It’s a great family car.

Pros

  • Spacious and well-equipped interior
  • Lots of useful technology
  • Comfortable and relaxing

Cons

  • Small steering wheel not to all tastes
  • Restricted legroom in the third row
  • Boot is small when all seven seats are in use

Summary

"The Peugeot 5008 is a stylish seven-seater that’s good to drive and packed with useful technology."

By Cazoo editorial team

The Peugeot 5008 gives you an appealing blend of SUV styling and MPV practicality. It’s a versatile seven-seater with a high-tech interior and it gives you a smooth, quiet ride. Responsive, efficient engines make it nippy to drive and cost-effective to own.

We’re focusing on the current 5008, which was introduced in 2017. The previous model, which was sold new from 2010 to 2016, is very different – it gives you similar practicality but it has an entirely different look inside and out, with MPV styling and less contemporary interior design.

What's the interior like?

"A practical seven-seater with an appealingly high-tech, high-quality interior."

Futuristic styling and high-quality materials give the interior of the latest 5008 a distinctive, premium feel. The high-set driving position offers you a commanding view of the road, while the digital display behind the steering wheel is easy to read. Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control and Bluetooth connectivity. A large touchscreen infotainment system, packed with features, is within easy reach.

The seats are comfortable with a wide range of adjustment controls. You can slide the middle row backwards or forwards to give passengers more space or to increase boot capacity. The extra seats in the third row are easy to reach and offer decent room. There's not as much space as you get with full-size MPVs such as the Volkswagen Sharan, but only your taller passengers likely to feel cramped.

The boot is large, with a capacity of 952 litres up to the load cover in five-seat mode. When all seven seats are in place that drops to just 166 litres – less than you get in most city cars but enough for a couple of soft bags. The boot opening is wide with a flat load lip, which makes it easy to lift in heavier items.

What's it like to drive?

"The 5008 is good to drive, with responsive engines and comfortable seats."

Soft suspension and great seats mean the 5008 is a comfortable and relaxing choice. Light steering, excellent visibility and standard parking sensors make the Peugeot easy to drive around town, despite its size. The 5008 is also enjoyable on longer journeys thanks to its good handling and responsive turbocharged engines.

Some used 5008s may have Peugeot’s clever Grip Control system, which is an electronic system that helps to give maximum grip in slippery conditions. The car is still front-wheel-drive only but you can choose from sand, snow and gravel settings.

Is it cost-efficient to buy and run?

"Efficient engines and low emissions help keep running costs down, while attractive prices make the 5008 affordable to buy."

The 5008 offers good value and comes well equipped. Standard features include air-con, cruise control and touchscreen infotainment.

Running costs are impressively low, with all engines delivering excellent fuel efficiency. The entry-level petrol promises an official average of 46mpg, according to official figures, while the diesel claims an impressive 70.6mpg. Insurance and tax costs are competitive with those of rivals.

Overall, when compared with other seven-seaters such as the Ford S-Max, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Skoda Kodiaq, the Peugeot 5008 is very competitive in terms of how much it costs to buy and run.

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Which one is best for you?

There are a few different versions of the 5008 models to choose from, and all are well equipped.

Even the entry-level Active trim includes climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Allure brings even greater luxury, with sat nav, part-leather seats and alloy wheels.

The GT-Line model adds a wireless smartphone charging pad and LED headlamps, while GT Line Premium gains a panoramic glass sunroof and larger alloy wheels. Top-spec GT versions give you massaging front seats and keyless entry.

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