Review: Peugeot 5008 (2017)
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.
Peugeot 5008 (2017): At A Glance
- New prices start from £26,259, brokers can source from £25,031
- Contract hire deals from £265.74 per month
- Insurance Groups are between 11–24
- On average it achieves 73% of the official MPG figure
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.
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Peugeot 5008 (2017): What's It Like Inside?
Up front, the Peugeot 5008 looks more or less identical to the 3008, with the same small steering wheel, standard-fit fully-digital instrument binnacle and classy layout. It’s significantly more versatile, practical and spacious in the rear, though – with seven seats as standard.
The two rearmost seats are easy to fold up from the boot floor with one hand and provide a reasonable amount of space for kids – but they’re really meant for short trips. The middle row is altogether more spacious, with three individual seats that slide and recline. That said, while legroom is good, head room is a little tight if you're over six foot, meaning you feel quite hemmed in. On the plus side, all three seats have individual Isofix mounting points.
The boot is obviously quite small with the rearmost seats in place, but when they’re folded flat there’s plenty of room. They can also be removed entirely if you really need to boost space – just bear in mind that the load area has a few little nooks and crannies into which little items will fall and go missing.
Still, if you need to carry a big object like a piece of furniture or flat pack, there should be no problems. The load floor is largely flat, plus it’s wide and tall. Total capacity with the rear seats folded down is up to 952 litres, depending on how far forward the middle seats are.
Fold the middle row and there’s 1940 litres of space, boosted to a huge 2150 litres if you remove the rearmost seats from the car. It really is massive inside, with plenty of room for those trips to the tip or summer camping holidays.
There’s plenty of equipment even on basic Active trim, with alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Allure is the best value, gaining navigation and active safety extras, plus window blinds and tray tables for the middle row.
Standard equipment (from launch):
Active comes with lane departure warning, auto emergency brakes, distance alert system, auto dual-zone climate control, LED interior lighting, reversing sensors, leather steering wheel, DAB radio, MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, roof bars, 17-inch alloy wheels, auto lights and auto wipers.
Allure gains Peugeot Connect SOS, active blind spot detection, lane keeping aid, driver attention alert, auto-dipping headlights, tinted rear windows, front and rear parking sensors, power door mirrors, reversing camera, rear tray tables, row two window blinds, Connected 3D navigation, voice recognition and 18-inch alloy wheels.
GT Line gains auto-levelling headlights, i-Cockpit Ambience settings with air-con fragrance, leather effect seat details and Aikinite interior details, wireless smartphone charger, black contrasting roof, sport exterior styling plus full-LED headlights.
GT gains adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and push-button start, foot-operated power tailgate, grey oak interior inlays, full grain leather upholstery, power driver’s seat with massage function, 19-inch alloy wheels, panoramic glass roof and GT Styling details.
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What's the Peugeot 5008 (2017) like to drive?
- Engines range from 1.2 Puretech 130 EAT6 to 2.0 BlueHDi 180 EAT6
- Readers report Real MPG to be between 27–62 mpg
The Peugeot 5008 shares a lot with the smaller 3008, including its tiny steering wheel and engine range. However, its larger size means it feels just a little bit softer and less precise than its smaller counterpart – although not in a way that should put off any potential buyers.
It’s a very comfortable, easy-to-drive car. The controls are light and accurate, plus the suspension provides good ride quality over bumpy roads. Severe potholes do thunk into the cabin, but on the whole the 5008 is quiet and refined. That means it’s a very good motorway cruiser – but it copes well on B-roads too.
The small steering wheel takes no time to get used to and it’s accurate enough, if a little light. A bit of body roll is noticeable in corners, but there’s plenty of grip – though there is no all-wheel drive version for those really tough rural climates. That said, there are versions with ‘Grip Control.’
This is a front-wheel drive system, but electronics monitor grip levels and send drive to the wheel that can best utilise it. Opt for Grip Control and you’ll also get mud and snow tyres, which will provide a bit of extra peace of mind in winter months.
Petrol power is from either a 1.2-litre PureTech with 130PS or a 1.6-litre e-THP with 165PS. The latter is automatic only – but we’d avoid it and go with the smaller petrol as it is available with both a manual or auto gearbox. It’s surprisingly capable and provides ample power if you don’t regularly carry a full car.
If you do need to carry heavy loads or a full complement of passengers, then the 2.0 HDi, with either 150PS or 180PS, is ideal. It’s powerful, quiet and economical. There’s also a smaller 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel with 100PS or 120PS which, again, is fine if you don’t plan to load up the car regularly.
Fuel economy is strong across the range – official figures for the diesel engines are around 67mpg, while the 1.2-litre PureTech petrol manages around 55mpg. The only less than impressive performer is the 1.6-litre e-THP petrol, which dips below 50mpg according to official figures.
If you’re planning on towing then the 150PS BlueHDi diesel is the best option, with a braked trailer rating up to 1800kg. The least capable model is the 1.2-litre 130PS petrol automatic, which is only rated to tow a braked trailer up to 1000kg.
Standard safety equipment includes lane departure warning and auto emergency brakes, while mid-spec Allure trim gains blind spot alert, auto-dipping headlights and active lane keep assistance. Go for a top-spec GT trim and you’ll get adaptive cruise control, while automated parking assistance is available as an option from Allure upwards.
|1.2 Puretech 130||52–53 mpg||10.9 s||117 g/km|
|1.2 Puretech 130 EAT6||54 mpg||10.4 s||120 g/km|
|1.2 Puretech 130 EAT8||52–54 mpg||9.9–10.2 s||117–122 g/km|
|1.5 BlueHDi 130||67–71 mpg||11.1 s||106–107 g/km|
|1.5 BlueHDi 130 EAT8||69–71 mpg||11.8 s||105–108 g/km|
|1.6 BlueHDi 100||69 mpg||13.6 s||106 g/km|
|1.6 BlueHDi 120 EAT6||66 mpg||11.9 s||112 g/km|
|1.6 Puretech 180 EAT8||50–50 mpg||8.3 s||128–131 g/km|
|1.6 THP 165 EAT6||49 mpg||9.2 s||133 g/km|
|2.0 BlueHDi 150||61 mpg||9.6 s||118 g/km|
|2.0 BlueHDi 180 EAT6||59 mpg||9.1 s||124 g/km|
|2.0 BlueHDi 180 EAT8||59 mpg||9.2 s||125–129 g/km|
Real MPG average for a Peugeot 5008 (2017)
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