The head-turning Peugeot 5008 offers plenty of interior space and heaps of practicality. If you’re looking for a family SUV that comes well-equipped and is affordable to run, the 5008 really needs to be on your shortlist.
The stylishly rugged 5008 possesses a raised ride height, providing it with genuine road presence. The car rides on lightweight and attractive 17-inch alloy wheels as standard – and features flashes of chrome, on the trim surround of its front fog lamps, for example. The 5008 comes with a cool Bianca White paint finish – and a wide range of optional colours are available too, such as Nera Black, Egyptian Blue, Emerald Green and Sahara Gold. Inside, seats are upholstered in smart Mistral Meco cloth as standard, while GT grades, for example, boast a Nappa Mistral full-grain leather trim.
The 5008 comes in Active, Allure, GT Line and GT trim levels, with even the former being extremely well-equipped. For instance, seven individual seats, and an adjustable position and tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel that enable the driver to quickly get comfortable are included as standard. Allure grades come with 18-inch alloys, and provide the driver with lumbar support and include a 3D navigation system. GT Line trims sport an eye-catching ‘chequered flag’ radiator grille design, a racy front bumper and Peugeot’s desirable i-Cockpit. The top-tier GT comes with a retractable panoramic glass roof, rides on 19-inch alloy wheels and provides front-row travellers with electrically adjustable positions.
The 5008 easily accommodates five adults and two children, thanks to its three rows of seats. With rearmost seats folded, cargo capacity stands at a very useful 780 litres. With the middle row of seats dropped, load space increases to as much as 1,940 litres.
The 5008 features automatic two-zone climate control and power-operated front and rear windows as standard, ensuring that an amenable cabin temperature is always easy to achieve. Entry-level Active grades are fitted with a six-speaker sound system too, providing plenty of audio-listening options. AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity are also included – the latter enabling music streaming and hands-free telephone communication.
Entry-level Active grades are typically fitted with a 1.2-litre 130bhp petrol engine, which manages up to 55.4mpg, while producing CO2 emissions of 117g/km. The most efficient option is a 1.6-litre 100bhp diesel unit, which returns as much as 68.9mpg, and produces emissions as low as 106g/km. GT grades are powered by a 2.0-litre 180bhp diesel engine. This delivers 400Nm of torque and 0-60mph in less than nine seconds, while managing up to 58.9mpg, and a 124g/km emission figure.
The 5008 comes with a maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating. A wide range of driver aids are included as standard, such as Cruise Control and Anti-lock Braking System – and hazard lights that automatically activate upon heavy braking. Numerous passive safety features are included too, multiple airbags among them – as do ISOFIX fixtures and tamper-proof rear window and door locks that keep younger travellers as secure as possible.
The vehicle is well-protected, by an alarm system – and an electronic engine immobiliser that is disengaged only by the owner’s key and/or key fob.
Despite only being available since 2017, The 5008 SUV has already won: