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Peugeot 5008 SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Despite its size and seat count, the Peugeot 5008 should be cheap to run

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Modern manufacturing techniques mean blending lightness with strength is now easier than ever, so despite being a big car, the Peugeot 5008 is pretty lithe and frugal. There are no “how did they manage that?” figures, but it’s up there with the best in terms of fuel economy.

Peugeot 5008 MPG & CO2

If you want a petrol 5008, the 1.2-litre PureTech 130 is a better choice than the 1.6-litre where fuel economy is concerned. Figures of up to 46mpg and 129g/km of CO2 should be easier on the wallet than 39.6mpg and 132g/km, particularly as the latter increases the car's Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax band.

The 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel can manage up to 57.3mpg, and the optional eight-speed automatic is the most efficient in the 5008 range, capable of fuel economy of up to 58.6mpg and CO2 emissions from 150g/km. The manual 1.5-litre diesel’s CO2 emissions span from 139g/km.

With 175bhp, 2.0-litre Blue HDi diesel is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and up to 47.3mpg is possible, while CO2 emissions increases to at least 164g/km.

All 5008s will cost £150 a year to tax. The car could conceivably reach and breach the £40,000 mark if you go for top-spec GT trim and add lots of options, though. If you’re one of the few people to configure a 5008 to be this expensive, add an extra £325 to your annual road-tax bill the first five times you tax it.

Insurance groups

Insurance groups start from 15 for the 1.5-llitre BlueHDI and increase to 23 for the top petrol and diesel engines with circa 180bhp.


Peugeot’s three-year/60,000-mile warranty is distinctly average. With Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, BMW and Mercedes all offering more generous guarantees, it’s high time other manufacturers caught up.


Peugeot offers fixed-price servicing packages lasting for three, four or five years, that are fairly priced at around £15 a month.

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