Peugeot 5008 (2010 – 2017) Review

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Peugeot 5008 (2010 – 2017) At A Glance

Roomy full seven-seat MPV with disappearing rearmost seats. 2506-litre boot capacity. Good ride quality. Very comfortable. Well priced.

Not a sporty drive.

Insurance Groups are between 12–22
On average it achieves 79% of the official MPG figure

Peugeot might call its 5008 a compact MPV but it’s far from small. With seven seats and a bright, roomy cabin there’s a lot of space on offer for a family. There’s a lot of flexibility, too, with a sliding middle row of seats to give between 758 and 823 litres of carrying capacity, or a huge 2506 litres with everything folded flat.

The rearmost row of seats isn’t exactly spacious, but for small children or occasional use it’s fine and access is good thanks to a clever mechanism in the middle row of seats. Add to that an easy-to-drive character, plus comfortable seats and you get very family-friendly car.

Peugeot offers a pair of 1.6-litre petrol engines with 120PS or 156PS, plus three diesel engines with between 115PS and 163PS. The lower powered petrol engine might not be the best suited to the 5008, but the rest of the range offers respectable performance.

Regardless of engine the 5008 is easy to drive and refined. Motorway cruising is relaxed and, despite the car’s large size, it’s easy to park or manoeuvre in town providing parking sensors are specified. It is a heavy car, but unless you press on particularly hard it remains composed even on twisting country roads.

The facelifted model, introduced in 2014, offers better quality and more standard equipment than earlier cars. It’s certainly more attractively styled than the pre-facelift model, but it doesn’t do quite enough to beat the pricier Ford S-MAX for driver enjoyment nor the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso for style and comfort.

The Peugeot 5008 doesn't stand out as the very best seven-seat MPV on sale, but it's worth adding to your shortlist. It’s easy to drive, practical and well-equipped, with impressive flexibility thanks to the easy-to-use seating system and large load area.

Peugeot 5008 2009 Road Test

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Real MPG average for a Peugeot 5008 (2010 – 2017)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

79%

Real MPG

25–55 mpg

MPGs submitted

162

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

ASK HJ

We want a petrol seven-seater - what do you suggest?
I need a seven seat car but don't do long distance regularly. Most journeys are short such as school, work, shopping. The majority of options are diesel though. We really like the Peugeot 5008 and currently drive a 2004 Vauxhall Zafira that's past its best. We have considered the newer Zafira but would like a change. What do you recommend?
For mainly short journeys, I'd stick with petrol. We like the original Peugeot 5008, it offers great versatility and represents good value for money on the used market. Take a look at the Mazda 5 too, it's a very reliable MPV and the petrol is a smooth, likeable engine.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Is there a known problem with the Peugeot 5008 electronic handbrake?
I have a 2016 Peugeot 5008 automatic that was stored for three months over the winter. I took it for its first drive of the year yesterday, but as I was pulling away the parking brake fault light appeared on the dash. From what I can find online it appears to be something to do with the rear brake pads and disks. It doesn't appear to affect how it drives or stops, I was wondering if this is a problem with these handbrakes and if it would be fixed under warranty. I don't live near the dealer where the car was bought and I never had any dealings with my nearest Peugeot dealer, so I'm not sure how to go about getting this fixed.
The electromechanical parking brake will have clamped the rear pads onto the discs and since both have metallic content there will have been some rusting between them. It could be that a bit of heavy braking cleans this off. If you leave a car standing for extended periods it's best to leave it in gear with the parking brake off so this does not occur. If the light stays on, book it into a Peugeot dealer to get checked. If the brake discs self-clean through driving then all that might be needed is to clear the fault codes from the ECU.
Answered by Honest John
Need a used car with three large seats in the back
I am looking for a good sized family car with three proper seats in the back. I've got roughly £6k to spend and am not fussed if it's petrol or diesel. What do you recommend?
Three proper seats in the back: Citroen Picasso, Ford S-Max, Renault Scenic, Peugeot 5008, Volkswagen Touran. Then choose your engine.
Answered by Honest John
Late service on car I'm interested in buying - should I still go for it?
I'm interested in buying a 2013 Peugeot 5008 1.6 THP. It was last serviced at 25000m in Feb 2015, and has now done 46000m. The selling dealer is offering to service it, but I'm concerned about the fact that it's done 21000m since the last service 18 months ago. Is this okay, or do you think it's an issue?
Definitely not okay, particularly with this engine that is known to suffer timing chain problems. Run a mile.
Answered by Honest John

What does a Peugeot 5008 (2010 – 2017) cost?

Buy new from £27,210 (list price from £28,940)
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