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Peugeot E-5008 review – a seven-seater electric SUV with impressive range

“The Peugeot E-5008 is an impressive addition to the seven-seater electric SUV class, with an upmarket feel and impressive range figures”

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Pros

  • Impressive range figures
  • Comfortable
  • Seven seats

Cons

  • Dull driving experience
  • Rivals have bigger boots
  • Driving position won’t be for everyone

Verdict – is the Peugeot E-5008 a good car?

The Peugeot E-5008 is a comfortable, stylish and upmarket electric SUV with an impressive range between charging stops. It boasts seven seats which makes it all the more appealing for large families. While there are already a few other seven-seater electric SUVs already on sale, the E-5008 only costs a few grand more than the equivalent five-seater E-3008 coupe-SUV, and clever packaging means it's not quite as bulky as some rivals.

Peugeot E-5008 models, specs and alternatives

The Peugeot E-5008 is the French brand’s large electric SUV, joining the lineup above the E-2008 and E-3008 models. It’s also the first all-electric alternative to the standard Peugeot 5008, which already comes as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid. In fact, it represents part of the brand’s move to offer an electric version of every car in its lineup by 2025.

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While the smaller Peugeot E-3008 is now more of a coupe-SUV in design, the E-5008 has kept the same squared-off, chunky proportions as before to retain practicality and all versions get seven seats – the brand is also considering introducing a five-seater version for buyers after more boot space who don’t need to regularly transport so many people. This generation of the 5008 and E-5008 is bigger than the 5008 that came before it and much of that extra size has gone into the wheelbase (the gap between the front and rear wheels), so it’s larger than a Skoda Kodiaq but slightly smaller than a Kia EV9.

Three electric motor and battery configurations will be offered for the Peugeot E-5008 alone, with an entry-level Single Motor version, a Long Range Single Motor variant, and a top-spec Dual Motor all-wheel drive model which will arrive in 2025, so there will be plenty of choice for buyers. While we’re still awaiting official figures, Peugeot estimates that its Single Motor and Dual Motor versions will both be capable of up to 311 miles to a charge from a 73kWh battery, while the Long Range Single Motor model gets a competitive 410-mile provision figure thanks to its 98kWh battery – further than the Renault Scenic E-Tech can manage.

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Single Motor and Long Range Single Motor cars get either 211bhp or 228bhp, respectively, while the Dual Motor bumps power up to 316bhp, and you get the added grip of the all-wheel drive.

The Peugeot E-5008 comes in two trim levels, dubbed Allure and GT. Peugeot has been on a journey in recent years to reframe itself as a more premium proposition than before, so interior quality and finish plays a big part in forging that image. 
 

Trim levels

Power options

  • Allure
  • GT
  • 211bhp 210 Single Motor
  • 228bhp 230 Long Range Single Motor
  • 316bhp 320 Dual Motor

Range, charging & running costs

“One of the E-5008’s strongest points is its class-leading range, though some rivals get quicker charging speeds”

As the Peugeot E-5008 is the electric version of the standard 5008 SUV, it should prove cheaper to run, especially since it offers a competitive range. The standard Single Motor model already has a confirmed range figure of 311 miles from a 73kWh battery. The Dual Motor variant with the same size battery has a provisionally quoted range in the same ballpark, which is intriguing since it uses the same size battery to power two motors.

The Long Range Single Motor model gets the longest range of the lineup at up to 410 miles (though this too is awaiting official testing). That’s thanks to a larger 98kWh battery. While the Kia EV9’s 349-mile range figure fits somewhere in between the configurations offered for the Peugeot E-5008, the Kia uses a larger 99kWh battery as standard which eeks out much fewer miles with than that provisional figure of the E-5008 Long Range Single Motor.

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When you do need to charge up, the E-5008 can do so at speeds of up to 160kW, meaning a top-up from 10 to 80% will take you around 30 minutes with a compatible DC charging station. That’s nowhere near the speeds offered by the Kia EV9, however, which can charge at up to 240kW, meaning the same top-up could take you just 24 minutes.

The E-5008 also gets an 11kW AC onboard charger for a home wallbox compatible with those speeds, but you can also get an even speedier 22kW AC onboard charger as an option.
 

Model 

Battery size

Range

Single Motor

73kWh

311 miles

Long Range Single Motor

73kWh

311 miles (yet to be WLTP tested)

Dual Motor

98kWh

410 miles (yet to be WLTP tested)

What will the Peugeot E-5008 cost to insure?

The Peugeot E-5008 is yet to get confirmed insurance groups, but for context, the old 5008 sat around the midway point spanning groups 21 to 24 out of 50. Now, though, Peugeot has gone slightly more upmarket and electric vehicles can be more expensive to insure, so we’d expect the E-5008 to sit in a much higher group. The Kia EV9 – another seven-seater EV – is very expensive to insure, spanning groups 45 to 50 out of 50, so it will be interesting to see how the E-5008 compares.

Electric motor, drive & performance

“The E-5008 is by no means a driver’s car, but it’s capable enough for most applications and comfortable for passengers”

The Peugeot E-5008 is available in one of three configurations and power outputs. Entry-level Single Motor cars get 211bhp sent to the front wheels, while the Long Range Single Motor car gets a slight power increase to 228bhp – we’d expect this slight power bump to compensate for the larger, heavier battery and maintain acceleration figures. 

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We’ve tested the E-5008 210, and unlike what many people have come to expect of EVs, it doesn’t feel particularly quick even in Sport mode. That likely won’t matter to most buyers, though, and power delivery does at least feel smooth and the E-5008 certainly doesn’t feel incapable of keeping up with most traffic.

The most powerful version will be the Dual Motor with 316bhp – these two motors drive all four wheels for added grip. Peugeot has yet to confirm 0-62mph acceleration and top speed figures for the entire range, but the entry-level Single Motor model can do 0-62mph in 9.7 seconds and a top speed of 105mph, so don’t expect exhilarating performance from this model. Dual Motor variants will undoubtedly be the quickest for now due to the high power output and smaller battery, while it’s yet to be seen how much the Long Range and standard Single Motor models compare.

Regenerative braking on the E-5008 can be adjusted between three levels and putting it into its strongest setting allows for one-pedal driving, where you can come to a complete standstill from letting off the accelerator.

Is the Peugeot E-5008 good to drive in town?

Pleasingly, the Peugeot E-5008 feels like a much smaller car than it is to drive, and that translates to it feeling surprisingly nimble and easy to manoeuvre around town. Visibility is good, which will make it easy to drive in a car park, and the suspension setup irons out potholes well.

Is the Peugeot E-5008 good to drive on long journeys?

The Peugeot E-5008 may not be particularly quick, but it feels capable enough to get up to speed on the motorway in good time. As an electric vehicle, there’s no intrusive engine noise droning away in the background when cruising, although we did notice some tyre noise which could potentially be mitigated by going for a model with smaller alloys than the 20-inchers that were fitted to our GT test car.

Is the Peugeot E-5008 good to drive on B-roads?

The Peugeot E-5008 – at least in entry-level 210 form – isn’t really designed to be an out-and-out driver’s car. There are much more engaging cars to take for a B-road blast than the E-5008, but while it won’t get your pulse racing, it’s at least comfortable when the going gets rough on neglected country roads. We’re yet to test it, but the more powerful Dual Motor model may well prove more exciting in this area.

Model 

Power

0-62mph

Top speed

Peugeot E-5008 210 Single Motor

211bhp

9.7 seconds

105mph

Peugeot E-5008 230 Long Range Single Motor

228bhp

TBC

TBC

Peugeot E-5008 320 Dual Motor

316bhp

TBC

TBC

Carbuyer notes

“It doesn’t feel quick, even if you mash the accelerator in Sport mode, but the 2.2 tonne SUV has no issues keeping pace with motorway traffic.” Ellis Hyde, News Reporter

Interior & comfort 

“The Peugeot i-Cockpit setup is one of the E-5008’s standout features, and all versions of the SUV feel well equipped”

For several years, Peugeot has cemented itself as a brand that produces some of the most interesting and upmarket interiors for the price, and the E-5008 furthers this sentiment. As in other Peugeots, the driving position is a little unusual compared to most other cars, because you look over, rather than through the steering wheel to see the gauge cluster – while we’ve found that to be uncomfortable and hard to get used to in other models, it feels much more natural in the E-5008, but check you’re happy with this before buying.

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Peugeot is offering the E-5008 in two trim levels from launch: Allure and GT – which should make choosing an E-5008 quite simple.

Is the Peugeot E-5008’s infotainment and navigation system easy to use?

The Peugeot E-5008 comes with the latest version of the brand’s i-Cockpit setup featuring a 21-inch panoramic display which incorporates the digital gauge cluster and infotainment screen in one long panel that’s curved towards the driver and swoops from the right side of the car to the centre console. It looks great, it’s crisp and responds quickly to inputs. If you prefer to use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay you can do so wirelessly, and this fills the media and navigation screen almost completely.

Peugeot has included an ‘i-Toggles’ panel below the main screen which includes handy customisable shortcut buttons to skip to certain features of the system.

Is the Peugeot E-5008 well equipped?

The Peugeot E-5008 comes well equipped as standard in Allure trim with upmarket features like half vegan leather upholstery, the large aforementioned 21-inch i-Cockpit infotainment and gauge cluster and wireless smartphone charging among other features. Most people will be happy with that, but for all the bells and whistles, such as Alcantara upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, a powered hands-free tailgate, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats and more, you can go for top-spec GT specification.

What options should you choose on the Peugeot E-5008?

Full options are yet to be revealed but the E-5008 can be had with a 22kW AC onboard charger for even quicker top-ups at home, should you wish.

Key features

Allure

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Monochromatic exterior paint finish
  • Half-embossed fabric and vegan leather upholstery
  • Peugeot Panoramic i-Cockpit with 21-inch screen
  • Peugeot i-Connect infotainment system
  • Customisable ambient interior lighting
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Keyless entry and start
  • HD reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • LED headlights

GT 

(Allure plus…)

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Two-colour paint with Diamond black roof
  • Alcantara upholstery
  • Pixel LED headlights
  • 3D LED rear lights
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Handsfree powered tailgate
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go

 

Practicality & boot space

“Rivals may boast more boot space, but the E-5008’s generous interior space means seven can ride in comfort”

The main selling point to the Peugeot E-5008 over the E-3008 that sits below it in the lineup is that it comes with seven seats, so there’s plenty of space for a large family. The seats on the second row can be easily tilted and slid forward at the same time to make access to the third row easier.

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Rival seven-seater electric SUVs are much bigger, however, and boast more versatile seating arrangements; the Kia EV9 is also available with a six-seater layout that features swivel ‘Captain’s Chairs’ for better comfort and the Tesla Model X also has a similar option.

Size comparison

Model 

Length

Width

Height

Peugeot E-5008

4,791mm

1,895mm

1,694mm

Tesla Model X

5,036mm

1,999mm

1,684mm

Kia EV9

5,010mm

1,980mm

1,755mm

Volvo EX90

5,037mm

1,964mm

1,744mm

Does the Peugeot E-5008 have a big boot?

With five seats fitted, the Peugeot E-5008 gets up to 748 litres of boot space, but with all seven in place, you get 259 litres, which is a little less than you’d get in a small hatchback like the Toyota Yaris. It’s not quite as much as the capacities offered by its rivals, but those are bigger cars overall, so buyers that only need cavernous boot space occasionally in a car that’s easier to manoeuvre in tight spaces might prefer that. Fold down all seats and you get a huge 1,815 litres to play with, offering van-like space for when you need it.

Boot space comparison

Model 

Boot space

Peugeot E-5008

259 litres (748 litres with five seats)

Tesla Model X

425 litres (1,050 litres with five seats)

Kia EV9

333 litres (828 litres with five seats)

Volvo EX90

310 litres (655 litres with five seats)

Reliability & safety

“Peugeot scores well for customer satisfaction in Driver Power, while reliability and an attractive warranty are also strong points”

The Peugeot E-5008 is too new to have featured in our latest Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, but Peugeot as a brand fares well. In the most recent 2023 brand survey, Peugeot came in ninth out of 32 manufacturers, earning high ratings for its cars’ exterior and interior designs, ride and handling and low running costs – the latter of which should be a speciality for the E-5008.

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Reliability is also a strong point, with just 19% of Peugeot owners reporting an issue with their car within the first year. In comparison, 25% of Kia owners reported an issue in the same timeframe.

How safe is the Peugeot E-5008?

The Peugeot E-5008 is still yet to be tested by Euro NCAP, so it doesn’t have a safety rating yet. Confirmed standard safety equipment includes autonomous emergency braking (AEB), traffic-sign recognition and lane-keep assist. 

What are the Peugeot E-5008 service intervals?

Peugeot recommends servicing the E-5008 every 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first. Peugeot also offers servicing plans so you can spread the cost over a period of up to 60 monthly payments.

What is the warranty on the Peugeot E-5008?

The initial warranty for the Peugeot E-5008 covers it for up to three years or 60,000 miles, but with the introduction of another of the brand’s EVs, the E-3008, it introduced a new competitive warranty also available on the E-5008 that keeps you covered for up to eight years or 100,000 miles so long as you get the car serviced by an official dealer. Each service will renew your E-5008’s warranty for an additional two years or 15,000 miles.

Should you buy a Peugeot E-5008?

The Peugeot E-5008 is a car that strikes a great balance between having a quirky design, genuine usability and the modernity and frugality of electric power. It will appeal to buyers who want to make the switch to zero emissions but have a large family to ferry around, and it does this job well, with plenty of interior space to keep passengers comfortable.

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Another important factor that works in the E-5008’s favour is its impressive range. While it may not yet be available, the mid-range 230 Long Range Single Motor model’s 410 miles to a charge make it very competitive in this market, so many buyers will find it easier to make the switch to electric motoring without ‘charging anxiety’.

If you’re looking for a car that can do all that and also put a smile on the driver’s face, then admittedly the E-5008 might not be the car for you, but we’ll reserve full judgment on that front until we test the punchier Dual Motor model next year.

What is the Carbuyer pick of the Peugeot E-5008 range?

The E-5008 feels like a premium product, and with so much included on Allure trim as standard, we reckon it’s the pick of the range. You get that impressive i-Cockpit infotainment and driver’s display, plus useful kit like wireless smartphone charging. The smaller 19-inch alloy wheels will produce less road noise, and look smart enough, too.

Peugeot E-5008 alternatives

The E-5008 will join a niche, but growing market of spacious seven-seater EVs from a variety of brands. Most of these rivals are much larger and more expensive than the E-5008, so there are currently no completely direct rivals to it.

How we tested the Peugeot E-5008

We tested the Peugeot E-5008 on Danish road in June 2024 in Electric 210 GT trim.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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