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Peugeot 5008 (2017–)

Last updated 29 May 2019

 
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Seven seats as standard. Well-equipped for the money. Refined and easy to drive. Very family-friendly. Three Isofix in the back.
No all-wheel drive version. Towing ratings could be better. Skoda Kodiaq uses better materials in the cabin. Tight in the back if you're tall.
Updated 29 May 2019

R/2019/136: A plastic component inside the exhaust line could under certain conditions damage the diesel particle filter (DPF). Affects cars sold between October 2016 and June 2018.

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Introduction

If you like the style and impressive technology of the 3008, but you need a bit more space, then the Peugeot 5008 is the answer. It has a practical second row of three individual seats, all of which have Isofix mounting points, plus there are two additional, occasional-use seats that fold out of the boot floor.

Aside from that it’s very much like the smaller 3008 – and that’s a good thing. The cabin is really classily laid out, the materials feel plush and there’s a wealth of technology including a fully-digital instrument binnacle, like Audi Virtual Cockpit, as standard even on the entry-level car.

There’s plenty of legroom in the middle row of seats and they all slide and recline individually, so most sizes and shapes of person can get comfy. Headroom could be better though, if you're over six foot you'll find it cramped. The third row of seats is standard and, while only really meant for occasional use, it’s fine for kids and folds away neatly. The rearmost seats can also be removed entirely.

The engine range is shared with the 3008, so there are the impressive 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre Puretech petrol engines plus 1.5-litre and 2.0 HDi diesel. They’re all punchy and torquey, but if you carry a full car regularly one of the 2.0-litre diesel options will be a better bet, thanks to the stronger, broader spread of torque.

The ride quality is good, with decent comfort levels even on bumpy road surfaces. Severe potholes do send a bit of a thump into the cabin, but on the whole things are quiet and relaxed. The tiny steering wheel – a Peugeot trademark - doesn’t take too long to get used to and is accurate, plus there’s plenty of grip and predictable handling.

If you have a bigger family, the Peugeot 5008 is a great car. The Skoda Kodiaq is its closest rival and it’s better-finished – but it doesn’t come with seven seats as standard and doesn’t have quite as much equipment if you go for a lower trim level - so there’s plenty to recommend about the 5008. 

Peugeot 5008 2.0 Blue HDi 2017 Road Test

List Price from £27,230
Buy new from £23,208
Contract hire from £270.42 per month
 

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