carwow’s Best New Large MPV 2012 – The Peugeot 5008

 

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The Peugeot 5008 wins the carwow Large MPV category because its an MPV that will find a home with enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike; a sharp chassis and a great range of engines supplement its undoubted practicality, bringing fun and a zesty attitude to a class of cars not known for their adrenaline-raising qualities.
Itll seat seven in great comfort, helping its role as an impressively refined long distance tourer. There is enough space to seat five adults, a couple of kids, and some luggage, which isnt always the case in this class. If you fold the seats down the result is a long, wide, and completely flat floor, which means that youll never have to hire a van for heavy-duty hauling again.
Its no one-trick-pony though, and is just as at home doing the school run or even on a spirited B-road blast; yes, thats right, here is an MPV that is great to drive! Body-roll is well contained, and the sharp steering gives the 5008 great turn-in. The supple chassis grips well and is helped by the firm suspension: it pleases both the family and the driver according to one motoring expert.
The engines on offer might be limited, but when theyre this good why add more? The petrol engines are lovely to drive and give decent fuel economy but its the diesel options that get the reviewers excited. They love their economy and torque, leading one seasoned motoring journalist to write of the 5008: in the real-world cut-and-thrust of urban driving it can be hustled with aplomb, something that is helped by the slick gearbox.
One road test of the big Peugeot concludes by saying: the 5008 is a light and easy car to drive, demands no compromises and does the job that it sets out to do. Praise for an MPV doesnt come any higher than that!

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It’s a quick and hassle free process, you tell us the car you want and get multiple quotes in 24 hours to compare from official Peugeot dealers who don’t get ever your details. Simply message dealers anonymously to ask any questions and buy directly when you’re ready. There’s no pressure to buy, you’re in control.

Head to our Peugeot 5008 deals page to see how much you could save on your next new car. Check out our full review on the Peugeot 5008, complete with reviews, photos, videos, stats and more.

Take a look at the rest of the carwow 2012 New Car Award winners.
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