The Peugeot 5008 is a highly practical and capable Mini MPV. Buyers and testers alike appreciate its high quality interior, frugal engines and versatile cabin space.
Practicality is arguably the most important quality for a car like this, so how does it compare to alternatives such as the Volkswagen Touran? We’ve taken a look at the key measurements in detail, to help you decide if it’ll measure up to your expectations.
While the 5008 seats seven people, from the outside it isn’t as big as many might expect. Compared to a full-size MPV like the SEAT Alhambra, the Peugeot is 325mm shorter and 101mm lower, making it a much easier car to thread around town. It’s even slightly shorter than a Ford Focus estate.
|Width (including mirrors)||2,118mm|
Inside, the 5008 can’t quite match the Volkswagen Touran for interior space – the VW beats it for head and shoulder room, particularly in the middle row of seats. That’s more a reflection on just how spacious the Volkswagen is, rather than the Peugeot being cramped in any way. The rear seats, however, are only really suitable for children and contortionists.
|Knee room (front/middle/rear)||-/825mm/782mm|
|Shoulder room (front/middle/rear)||1,450mm/1,442mm/1,284mm|
As with the majority of seven-seater mini MPVs, boot space is minimal with all seven seats in place. When the back two aren’t in use, however, the boot is vast – with 823 litres on offer, it beats the already impressive Volkswagen Touran by 78 litres. With only the front two seats in place, up to 2,506 litres can be exploited if you load items up to the roof, or 1,769 to the window line.
There are plenty of seating combinations to maximise practicality, and when any one of the rearmost five pews aren’t needed, it’ll fold neatly into the floor to reveal a flat loading area.
|Five seats up||823 litres|
|Two seats up||2,506 litres|
Turning circle and fuel tank
For a car of this type, an 11.3-metre turning circle is impressive – it’s 20cm tighter than the Touran can turn, and only 30cm behind a Ford Focus.
The 5008 is powered by a selection of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, all of which are capable of over 40mpg on the official combined cycle. Choose the most frugal 1.6-litre diesel, and the 60-litre fuel tank should allow for a range of 745 miles – should you match the claimed 56.5mpg figure.
|Turning circle||11.3 metres|
|Fuel tank||60 litres|
While much drama has been made about the latest Volkswagen Touran’s low weight, the Peugeot 5008 is still slightly lighter. Compare the 1.2-litre versions of both and you’ll find the Peugeot weighs 16kg less.
It’s much the same at the top end of the range, too: although the Touran has a DSG automatic gearbox, that isn’t enough to justify the full 73 additional kilos of weight it carries over the Peugeot. This will mean that in real-world driving the 5008 has the potential to be the more frugal choice.
|1,420kg (1.2 petrol)||1,530kg (2.0 diesel)|
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