Peugeot 5008 MPV
Price £21,995 - £26,095
- Good to drive
- Spacious boot
- Well-built interior
- Not as efficient as rivals
- Patchy reliability
- Rearmost seats for children only
At a glance
"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.
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
Despite being such a big car, the Peugeot 5008 is very good to drive
Interior feels high-quality and the 5008 is one of the most comfortable cars in its class
The Peugeot 5008’s total load space is vast and the rear seats are very flexible
The Peugeot 5008 is a very safe car but it’s struggling to shrug off the brand’s reputation for patchy reliability