Review

Peugeot 5008 MPV

Price  £21,995 - £26,095

Peugeot 5008 MPV

reviewed by Carbuyer

Pros
  • Good to drive
  • Spacious boot
  • Well-built interior
Cons
  • Not as efficient as rivals
  • Patchy reliability
  • Rearmost seats for children only

At a glance

The greenest
2.0L BlueHDi 150 Active 5dr £24,295
The cheapest
1.2L Puretech 130 S&S Active 5dr £21,995
The fastest
2.0L BlueHDi 150 Active 5dr £24,295
Top of the range
2.0L BlueHDi 150 Allure 5dr £26,095

"The Peugeot 5008 is a people carrier that’s spacious, practical, fun to drive and has a well-built interior."

The Peugeot 5008 is an accomplished MPV that has an enormous boot and a very practical interior. A facelift in 2014 has helped the seven-seater to remain fresh amid strong competition from our favourite MPV, the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, along with other cars like the Ford S-MAX, Renault Grand Scenic and Vauxhall Zafira Tourer.

The 5008 has a lot going for it; it's more stylish than most of the cars in its class and the interior is very well built too; it's definitely robust enough to handle kids and loads of luggage. The raised gearlever and optional head-up display are really beneficial touches that help reduce distractions for the driver.

The 5008 is also good to drive – a feat not many car makers have managed to replicate in their seven-seat MPVs. It's comfortable on the road and steering input is precise, while the optional Dynamic Roll Control is helpful if you have passengers prone to car sickness on long family trips.

Two diesels and a petrol make up the engine range. The diesels are better suited to this kind of car and feel less strained when the car is full. All engines are competitive in terms of economy, with the most fuel-efficient reaching up to 69mpg, though this still isn’t enough to topple the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso's best figure of 74.3mpg.

That economy figure also comes from the most powerful engine in the range, the 2.0-litre diesel, so it's our choice when it comes to buying new. The £1,000 premium over the smaller 1.6-litre diesel will end up paying for itself pretty quickly, and buyers will appreciate the extra power.

The two trim levels available, Active and Allure, are both well equipped, with the entry-level Active coming with kit like air conditioning and all-round parking sensors. The Allure trim throws in the neat head-up display, along with sat-nav and a reversing camera.

All in all, the Peugeot 5008 is a comfortable and practical seven-seat MPV that's stylish and economical.

MPG, running costs & CO2

3.5 / 5

Clever engine tech from elsewhere in the brand’s lineup makes it into the Peugeot 5008’s engine range but it’s not enough to lead this class

Engines, drive & performance

3 / 5

Despite being such a big car, the Peugeot 5008 is very good to drive

Interior & comfort

3.8 / 5

Interior feels high-quality and the 5008 is one of the most comfortable cars in its class

Practicality & boot space

4 / 5

The Peugeot 5008’s total load space is vast and the rear seats are very flexible

Reliability & safety

2.5 / 5

The Peugeot 5008 is a very safe car but it’s struggling to shrug off the brand’s reputation for patchy reliability

What the others say

4 / 5
based on 3 reviews
4 / 5
Gone is the gaping grille and oversize snout seen on new Peugeots in recent years, replaced instead by more subtle features. There's even some Gallic flair thrown in, with a chrome shoulder line that flicks up towards the rear and blends with the wraparound rear LED lights.
4 / 5
The middle row of three equally sized seats can be adjusted longitudinally, has reclining backrests, can be folded into the floor or folded cinema-style and moved forward for access to the back row of the stalls – and they, too, can also be stowed under the floor. The backrest of the front passenger seat can be folded flat. The result is an impressively practical van-like load area.
4 / 5
Peugeot has finally ditched the shark mouth grille they've persisted with for the past decade and replaced it with a cleaner, arguably more conventional nose. It's a definite improvement and neat touches on the flanks give the car a purposeful look.
What owners say 
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4 /5 based on 11 reviews
36%
 of people would recommend this car to a friend

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Last updated 
8 Jun 2015
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