Peugeot 5008 Review 2024

Peugeot 5008 At A Glance

Honest John Overall Rating
The Peugeot 5008 is an impressive all-rounder as well as one of the more desirable cars in the class. It’s well worthy of anyone’s consideration, and one of our favourite SUVs.

+Seven seats as standard, well-equipped for the money,refined and easy to drive, very family-friendly, three Isofix in the back.

-Skoda Kodiaq uses better materials in the cabin, tight in the back if you're tall, infotainment system could be better, some key equipment reserved only for range-topper.

New prices start from £26,259
Insurance Groups are between 11–24
On average it achieves 71% of the official MPG figure

The Peugeot 5008 is undoubtedly one of the best cars of its type. Importantly, it has the practicality and versatility to match any of its seven-seater SUV rivals, while it’s also comfortable, entertaining and refined to drive, and comes well stocked with luxury and safety kit. Even better, it’s more stylish than most rivals, and has a jaw-droppingly attractive interior. There are some absolutely cracking cars in this class, including the Skoda Kodiaq, SEAT Tarraco, and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. However, the Peugeot stands comparison with the very best of them. Read on for our full review of the Peugeot 5008.

They say good things home to those who wait, and looking at the Peugeot 5008, they may well have a point. You see, it took Peugeot a wee bit of time to get the car right. The first generation 5008 was good on practicality and everything, but it had some fairly fundamental flaws.

The ride was a bit firm, the quality was a bit iffy in places, but most importantly, it looked horrendous. With an MPV shape that Peugeot tried to embellish with a few SUV-style touches, the result was awkward and unattractive. It still did okay sales-wise, so the appetite was clearly there, but it could’ve been so much more.

Happily, Peugeot learned the lessons when cooking up the latest incarnation, and the result is unquestionably one of the finest cars of its type. It’s a proper SUV this time, with no schizophrenia about its styling, and one of the more handsome ones in the class at that thanks to its bold, flamboyant features.

If you really want flamboyant, though, all you need to do is open a door and look inside. The interior in this car is like nothing else in the class. With sophisticated design, gorgeous materials and thoughtful, stylish finishes, it feels more comparable to more expensive SUVS from the likes of Audi and Mercedes than it does to the Skodas and SEATs of the world.

What’s more, the 5008 also has the other important bit of any seven-seat SUV - practicality - nailed, too. One of the roomier cars of its type in any of its seven seats, it’s better than most rivals when faced with the task of carrying seven adults.

And, with seven individual seats that fold and flip in all sorts of genius ways, it’s a versatile load-carrier, too. Yes, one or two key bits of equipment are reserved for the range-topping models, but most versions come with most of what you need for a comfortable family life.

And talking of comfort, the ride that was brittle and unsettled in the first-generation car has become much, much more forgiving.

This is now one of the comfiest cars in the class, and in a car that’s designed to ferry lots of people around, that’s the most important thing. That handling is stable and assured, meanwhile, while even the entry-level petrol and diesel engines provide impressive punch, excellent economy and really good refinement.

Granted, it’s not perfect. The infotainment system can be confusing and frustrating to use, even after you’ve familiarised yourself with its foibles, and if you go for a version with the panoramic roof (standard on the top two trims, optional on most of the others), the amount of headroom you get is absolutely ruined. Other than that, though, there’s very little to complain about.

Ask Honest John

Can I program a new key for my Peugeot 5008?

"How do I programme a key on my 2019 Peugeot 5008?"
As far as we aware the only way to program a key on this particular Peugeot is to use a diagnostic tool, so unless you already have device like this or access to one you will need to have it programmed professionally, A Peugeot dealer will be able to help with this, but you may find it cheaper to try an independent Peugeot specialist or vehicle locksmith.
Answered by David Ross

My son needs a car that can take three child seats, what are his options?

"My son has already has a daughter and is now expecting twins. What cars can fit three child seats side by side, and do these have to be Isofix fittings?"
There are quite a few options when it comes to cars that can comfortably take three child seats. We'd always strongly recommend Isofix for all child seats as it's far safer than purely a seatbelt mount. If your son is looking for an SUV, depending on budget we would recommend the current Audi Q7 or for something cheaper, the Peugeot 5008 which both have three Isofix mountings in the middle row. He could do down the less fashionable MPV route, but these do have lots of space. We'd recommend the Ford S-MAX but there's also the Ford Galaxy, SEAT Alhambra, Volkswagen Touran and the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso (later nenamed the Grand C4 Spacetourer) that are worth checking out. As these are all seven seaters, depending on how old your granddaughter is (and what car seat she has), she can either sit in the middle or alternatively the back row. The only difficulty is that with a Group 0+ child seat on both outer seats, access to the rear seats is pretty much impossible. If you're on more of a budget, the Vauxhall Insignia Sport can take three child seats on the back row although it's not as roomy as an SUV. If you want practicality, there are options like the Citroen Berlingo from 2018 onwards. The second row has three individual seats, each of which has Isofix, and there's also the option of the Berlingo XL which has seven seats.
Answered by David Ross

Which engine should I choose for the Peugeot 5008?

"Does the 1.2 PureTech in the Peugeot 5008 struggle on hills or would it be better to go for one of the diesels?"
Best to drive the car yourself, but I think the PureTech petrol does the job just fine. Have a read of our review:
Answered by Russell Campbell

Are there any cars capable of fitting 3 child seats?

"My son and daughter-in-law are keen on buying a Skoda Kodiaq seven-seater, but we think it can't easily fit 3 child seats in and there's no Isofix on the rear seats. Do you have other ideas, please? Best wishes."
Take a look at the Peugeot 5008. It has three individual seats in the second row – all of which have Isofix points. Alternatively, consider an MPV like the Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer or Volkswagen Touran. Both have an array of Isofix points and are very practical for family life.
Answered by Andrew Brady
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