Peugeot 5008 Review

Gumtree Rating

4.0 rating

Although it was launched as a compact MPV in 2010, the Peugeot 5008 underwent a complete overhaul in its second iteration in 2016. The new generation people carrier is now more of a crossover SUV, acting as the seven-seater variant of the Peugeot 3008. In fact, the two share the same engines and trim specs. Reasonably refined engines with upmarket looks and plush interiors are the hallmark of this SUV. With few direct competitors in the space, this Peugeot definitely delivers a great bargain for its build quality.

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What we think about the Peugeot 5008

If you’re looking for a versatile people carrier that’s compact and offers plenty of gadgetry, the Peugeot 5008 is a top choice.

Pros

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Efficient engines

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Good amount of boot space

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Stylish design

Cons

Drive is a bit boring

Third row is only good for kids

The first generation Peugeot 5008 is a compact MPV, while the second generation released in 2016 is a crossover. Both are available in a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines. Five trim levels offer plenty of choice for personalisation. The addition of the GT trims in the second generation expands the line-up with more premium options.

Driving performance of the Peugeot 5008

Our Driving Rating8 / 10

Although the Peugeot 5008 isn’t quite as engaging to drive as some of its competitors, the long wheel-base and a soft suspension mean that it delivers superbly well in terms of comfort. The downside to the soft suspension is that there is some body roll, but it’s got plush cushioning and a good view from the driver’s seat to compensate. Refined engines ensure that the power delivery is smooth, making it very comfortable on the road in cruise mode. It’s a family wagon that prioritises comfort and safety over performance.

Safety and reliability of the Peugeot 5008

Our Safety Rating8 / 10

Both the first and second-generation models have received a full five-star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. As a manufacturer, Peugeot has quite a good reputation for its build quality and has received very few fault reports. Driver, passenger and side airbags are part of the standard safety kit across all cars. All models from 2016 also get autonomous braking, which stops the car automatically if the driver fails to respond to a collision threat. Upgrading to Allure trim and above will get you blind spot detection, which monitors the sides of the car during a lane change.

Under the bonnet of the Peugeot 5008

Our Engine Rating7 / 10

On the older models, petrol engine options include 1.6-litre engines that produce 120 bhp and 156 bhp. The entry-level petrol achieves 0 to 60 mph in 12.3 seconds, which is quicker than the equivalent diesel engine. There’s also the option of a 2.0-litre engine, which gets from 0 to 60 mph in 9.7 seconds. From the 2016 generation onwards, petrol engines include a 1.2-litre unit and a 1.6-litre powertrain that achieves a top speed of 135 mph. The diesel models are available with 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre engines, with the latter going from 0 to 60 in nine seconds.

What you'll find in the Peugeot 5008

Our Design Rating8 / 10

The first generation 5008 uses curvy lines that are typical of a people-carrier, while the new model ditches the old style completely and boasts a bold new look very much in keeping with today’s crossover trend. Large alloy wheels, standard-fit LED daytime running lights and an upright grille give it a distinctive aesthetic that makes it stand out amid the flood of SUVs. The design cues are taken directly from the 3008 and work very well, even for a car of this size.

Comfort and interiors in the Peugeot 5008

Our Comfort Rating9 / 10

There’s an elevated upmarket feel to the interiors of both generations, thanks to the great build quality. The seats are comfortable and there are plenty of cubby holes to stow small items in the cabin. It should be noted that although the newer model is 11cm longer than the old one, the second row of seats is best for children. However, it provides plenty of boot space with the second row of seats folded down. If you’re looking to carry seven adults though, you may be happier with the first generation 5008.

Silver Peugeot 5008 interior dashboard

What features you'll find in the Peugeot 5008

Our Features Rating7 / 10

A modern looking car, the 2016 Peugeot 5008 incorporates an i-Cockpit system with a 12.3-inch digital screen behind the wheel. An eight-inch touchscreen in the centre console takes care of infotainment. Although some may prefer simpler systems, it’s definitely something fresh and different. If you prefer a rotary dial, the older generation 5008 has you covered and is also finished with neat chrome trims along the interior lines for a nice upmarket feel. With the newer model, you may want to pay attention to headroom, as the addition of the panoramic sunroof does slightly reduce this in the backseats. All in all, the 5008 excels in terms of gadgetry and tech.

What fuel efficiency to expect from the Peugeot 5008

Our Fuel Consumption Rating7 / 10

Surprisingly, both the diesel and petrol engines are quite efficient. The entry-level diesel delivers 56.3 mpg, while the petrol manages 39.6 mpg on the newer model. The larger diesel unit manages 47.3 mpg while the petrol delivers 46 mpg with a manual gearbox. Fuel efficiency drops significantly in automatic transmission variants. Expect somewhat similar results with the older model. Although the diesel engines are more efficient, it’s worth considering the manual transmission petrol variants in order to keep the running costs, as well as emissions, low.

Running costs of the Peugeot 5008

Our Cost Rating8 / 10

In the 2010 model, emissions are anywhere between 135 and 165 g/km, meaning they fall within insurance groups 12-24 depending on the engine and trim. The entry-level petrol model in the second generation starts off at insurance group 15, while the diesel starts at 14. Moving up the line can take you up to groups 22 and 23. Running costs are comparable to that of rivals, and Peugeot’s reputation for reliability means that you’ll be in quite safe hands in terms of servicing costs.

Our verdict of the Peugeot 5008

4.0 rating

4 / 5 Gumtree rating

With plenty of standard kit and plush comfort, the Peugeot 5008 ticks all the boxes for a reliable family car.