Peugeot 5008 driving

Peugeot 5008 review

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."

The latest 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. The previous model, which was sold new until 2017, 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, with only your taller passengers likely to feel cramped.

The boot is large with a capacity of up to 952-litres with the sliding back seats pushed forward, enough space for four large suitcases. The boot opening is wide with a flat load lip that makes it easy to lift in heavier items. With all seven seats raised the boot can accommodate a couple of squashy bags but fold down all the seats into the floor, and there’s a huge amount of space for your gear.

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.

Peugeot’s clever Grip Control system allows the two-wheel drive 5008 to perform like an off-roader in slippery conditions. 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 strong efficiency. The entry-level petrol promises an official average  of 46mpg, while the diesel claims an impressive 70.6mpg. Insurance and tax costs are competitive with those of rivals.

How reliable and safe is it?

"Peugeot has gained an excellent reputation for durability and the 5008 has strong safety credentials."

Peugeot finished as the best car maker in the JD Power 2019 UK Vehicle Dependability Study so the 5008 is likely to be reliable.

The 5008 is a safer choice with Euro NCAP awarding the car a five-star rating. Automatic emergency braking is standard, as is a driver tiredness alert that sounds a warning if it senses you’re getting drowsy behind the wheel. Other standard features include lane departure warning and electronic stability control, which helps reduce skidding in slippery conditions.

Which one is best for you?

Best for economy - 1.5 BlueHDi Active EAT8

Best for family - 1.2 PureTech Allure

Best for fun - 2.0 BlueHDi GT EAT8

There are plenty of 5008 models to choose from, all well equipped. Even the entry-level Active trim gets 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 of the range GT versions give you massaging front seats and keyless entry.

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