Peugeot 5008 Review & Prices

The Peugeot 5008 is a sleek-looking and very practical SUV. You’ll find alternatives have more boot space with all seats up, though

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Reviewed by Carwow after extensive testing of the vehicle.

What's good

  • Looks great
  • Plenty of space in all seats
  • Interior feels well-built

What's not so good

  • Not much boot space with all seats up
  • Steering wheel may block view of dials
  • Trays in middle row are flimsy

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Is the Peugeot 5008 a good car?

The Peugeot 5008 is a stylish-looking seven-seat SUV that could be considered an alternative to the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and Skoda Kodiaq.

It’s a bit like one of those huge American-style fridges because it's so big on the inside, but outside it's more like a slender, style-focused Smeg fridge.

At its core, the 5008 is a big, practical seven-seat MPV, although it’s been dressed up like an SUV to stop it looking boring. Style is at the forefront of Peugeot design and that's particularly evident in the 5008, with its fang-like daytime running lights, angular headlights and a full-width grille – a new model is coming soon and looks even more stylish, which you can read about here.

Down the side, the sheer length of the Peugeot 5008 has been disguised pretty well with chrome roof rails and trim bits, while the vertical light design in the rear lamps is a unique look. It looks good overall, though horrible fake exhaust exits at the back let the side down a bit.

It might look even better inside than it does outside, though. There’s a nice layered effect to the swoopy dashboard with a mixture of trim types, and it really brings an elegant edge to it. You’ll get fabric seats as standard, though higher trims get leather and you can even have it in red if you fancy.

Build quality feels really strong throughout and you’ll have to dig hard to find scratchy plastic surfaces. Before buying though you should make sure you sit in the driver’s seat — the tiny steering wheel has a tendency to block the digital display if you have long legs and can’t mount it low enough.

You’ve got plenty of space throughout the Peugeot 5008. The middle row has plenty of head and legroom, aided by the flat floor which means no awkward foot Tetris for whoever sits in the middle seat. If you go for the panoramic roof though, you’ll see some of that headroom eaten into.

There’s also a couple of USB ports in the middle row as well so the kids can keep their tablets and phones charged. And some handy trays as well, although they’re a bit flimsy, and can be knocked down rather easily, meaning family picnics could get messy.

The Peugeot 5008 is a stylish, spacious family car that proves practical doesn't have to mean boring

The rear-most row is usable for adults too, though you’d want to keep journeys short, as they’re much tighter on space and therefore better suited for kids.

Boot space with five seats in place comes in at a healthy 952 litres, rising right up to a massive 2,150 litres if you fold everything down. With the rearmost row up though, there’s only a small amount of space — you’ll get more in the back of a Skoda Kodiaq with all seven chairs in use.

You get a fair few bits of storage space throughout. There’s a deep pocket below the centre armrest, large door bins and a tray for your phone that can be had with a wireless charger. Just don’t put a large drink in the cupholder – you’ll probably send it flying because of how close it is to the armrest.

There are just two engine options for the Peugeot 5008 – one petrol and one diesel. Both have an identical power output of 131hp and very similar CO2 emissions. Where the difference lies is in the fuel economy. Our pick would be the diesel, because it will be more economical on long drives and will cope better with the extra weight of seven people on board. That said, the petrol should be cheaper to run if you stick to urban roads and shorter trips.

Out on the motorway, the Peugeot 5008 is rather comfy. It soaks up bumps well, there’s not too much in the way of road noise — you’ll get some tyre noise on more uneven surfaces — and both engines are nicely refined. It’s easy to park, too, thanks to a great turning circle, and a reversing camera comes standard, which is good as visibility out of the rear window isn’t great.

Like a less boxy version of a classic American-style fridge, the Peugeot 5008 does well to pack practicality into a sleek-looking body. You should take a look if you’re after something that’s both smart and spacious.

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How much is the Peugeot 5008?

The Peugeot 5008 has a RRP range of £36,810 to £42,850. However, with Carwow you can save on average £4,306. Prices start at £32,820 if paying cash. Monthly payments start at £518. The price of a used Peugeot 5008 on Carwow starts at £19,200.

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The Peugeot 5008 stacks up well compared with other large seven-seater SUVs. It's similarly priced to the Seat Tarraco, Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, however, while base versions of the Seat are a good chunk cheaper than the Peugeot, the Skoda and Volkswagen are more expensive at the top of their respective ranges.

The Peugeot comes with a decent amount of standard kit in entry Active Premium+ trim, and the petrol and diesel engines are both perky enough, so less is more here. If you don’t need the extra row of seats but like the style of the 5008, then its smaller brother, the 3008, may be worth a look.

Performance and drive comfort

The Peugeot 5008 is a big car, yet it’s easy to park and is quiet and relaxed on the motorway. It’s not the sharpest driving tool around, but that shouldn’t be a major drawback in this type of car

In town

You might expect the 5008 to feel a bit cumbersome around town, yet its tight turning circle and light controls make it easy to manoeuvre through traffic and park in tight bays. The high driving position gives you a good view of the road ahead, and all the engines feel up to the job of hauling the 5008 around. It's very comfortable, too, managing to smooth out all but the roughest of roads.

You get a number of driver aids too; emergency braking, front collision warning and extended traffic sign recognition are all standard. The view out the small rear window isn’t the best, but a reversing camera is now standard, too.

On the motorway

The Peugeot 5008 really comes into its own on the motorway. There is minimal wind and road noise, and the engines are smooth and quiet. Although 131hp doesn't sound like a lot of a seven-seat SUV, both engines are surprisingly perky. That being said, the diesel will be the more economical option if you spend most of your time on the motorway, and it's also a bit better at coping with the extra weight that comes from a car fully loaded with people and their things.

Visibility is excellent, both for the driver and passengers, and the seats are comfortable enough for long journeys.

On a twisty road

This big seven-seater SUV grips well around corners and feels agile for its size, but don’t expect an immersive driving experience. While that’s hardly a top criteria in this class, the Tiguan Allspace does feel nicer to drive in general. The small steering wheel does a pretty good job of tricking you into thinking you're in something sporty when the road gets bendy, but if you're too enthusiastic you'll find the tyres are quick to give up on grip. There's also quite a bit of body lean in corners, which will knock your confidence in spirited driving, but this is the typical trade-off for being comfortable around town and on the motorway.

Space and practicality

There’s plenty of space in the cabin, with handy storage spots scattered around the interior. The boot is not quite as big as some alternatives with all three rows in place, though

The Peugeot 5008 has plenty of space in the front row, the seats offer a range of adjustments, although the small steering wheel can obscure the driver display – you’ll need to get behind the wheel yourself to see if this affects you as it’s very driving position-dependent.

Storage space is generous; you get a large cubby, two cup holders and a shelf ahead of the gear lever for your mobile, all situated along the centre console. The door bins are large and have a carpeted bottom, so your odds and ends won’t be rattling around inside. The glovebox is not quite as generous, though.

Space in the back seats

Both the second and third row of seats are individually contoured, which increases passenger comfort. The flat floor makes it easy to get in and out, and there’s plenty of leg and headroom. It’s worth noting that the optional panoramic sunroof does eat into the headroom a bit.

The second row offers ISOFIX mounting points on all three seats, which is great for larger families. You get some handy door bins for storage, centrally mounted air vents and a pair of USB ports. Folding table trays are offered on all but the base trim. The third row is a bit tighter, but still fine for teenagers and kids on longer trips.

Boot space

If you are planning to use all seven seats, then your passengers better travel light because there is just 167 litres of space behind the third row. That’s less than any of the 5008’s alternatives, which offer between 230 and 270 litres in that configuration. Even a Fiat 500 offers a 185-litre boot.

If you only need to travel five up, the Peugeot 5008 becomes one of the most spacious load luggers around. Fold the third row of seats flat and you get a handy 952 litres of luggage space. More than most seven-seater alternatives can manage. The second row also folds down, although not completely flat. Remove the third row completely and you get 2,150 litres of luggage space, although you then need somewhere to keep them. If you prefer to fold them below the boot floor instead, the space shrinks slightly to 2,042 litres.

Those figures compare well to the Skoda Kodiaq, which offers 630 litres with five seats up and 2,005 litres with both rear rows folded flat. The VW Tiguan AllSpace and Seat Tarraco both have 700 litres and 1,775 litres of space in those same configurations.

There’s no load lip and the boot sides are flat, making it easy to load bulky items. You also get a handy cubby on the right side of the boot and a few hooks to secure your shopping bags.

Interior style, infotainment and accessories

The Peugeot 5008’s cockpit looks like the inside of a fighter jet compared to most alternatives, but the small diameter steering wheel can block the driver’s digital display

The interior of the 5008 is composed of a variety of textures, materials and shapes. It all comes together in a stylish design that makes most alternatives look rather plain Jane in comparison. The material quality is good, too, although that small sports steering wheel may obscure your view of the digital driver display - so it’s best to check whether this applies to you before buying.

There are three trim levels on offer, kicking off with the Active Premium+ and moving up to the Allure Premium+ and GT. The base trim offers fabric seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. Higher trims get a 10.0-inch touchscreen with sat nav, keyless entry and a selection of ‘leather’ effect’ seat trims. An electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory and massage function is optional on the top trims.

The 8.0-inch infotainment system comes with Bluetooth and DAB digital radio, while the larger version offers sat nav and voice recognition as well. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all trims so it’s not necessary to opt for pricier models just to get the built-in nav. The screen is sharp, and the system is responsive, most commonly used functions get shortcuts that can be easily accessed while on the move.

For your various electronic devices you get a USB socket in the centre console with two more USB charging sockets for the middle row. Three 12-volt sockets are also provided, situated in the front, rear and load area. A smartphone wireless charging plate is optional on the top two trims.

MPG, emissions and tax

There is one petrol and one diesel engine on offer. All models are front-wheel-drive and paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

For most people, the best option will be the 131hp 1.5-litre diesel engine. It delivers up to 54.1mpg and gets from 0-62mph in 11.8 seconds. That may not seem all that quick, but it’s a responsive engine with enough power in reserve for overtaking and merging onto the motorway. The base 150hp diesel in the Skoda Kodiaq is slightly quicker, and its 53mpg is comparable with the Peugeot.

The 131hp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol 5008 is slightly quicker than the diesel, evidenced by the 10.2-second 0-62mph time, but it uses more fuel, with a 46.4mpg fuel economy figure. It should be cheaper to run than the diesel if you stick to driving around town, though.

There's little to choose between the two for company car drivers, with the diesel and base petrol facing 34% benefit-in-kind tax, and the mid- and high-spec petrols at 35%. Because of the similar CO2 emissions, this also means most models sit on the low side of average for first-year road tax, though the top-spec petrol just sneaks into a higher band and faces a higher charge as a result.

Safety and security

The Peugeot 5008 has not been tested by Euro NCAP, however, its smaller sibling, the 3008 has. The two are structurally identical so the testing results apply to both models. It achieved a full five-star rating in 2016, scoring 86% and 85% for adult and child occupant safety respectively. The safety assist result was a less impressive 58%. However, testing has become more stringent since then, so its scores have now expired.

A number of optional safety systems have since been made standard, and you get Peugeot’s Safety Pack and on all trims. This includes advanced emergency braking, front collision warning and lane departure warning systems as well as a traffic sign recognition system.

There are various Safety Plus Packs available, with the lane-keeping assist included as standard across the range. Automatic full beam, blind spot detection and a driver attention alert are standard on all but the base trim.

Reliability and problems

The Peugeot 5008 has been on sale since 2017, which bodes well for reliability as most niggling issues should have been dealt with by now. This has proven to be the case with the 5008, which has garnered praise in customer reviews, despite Peugeot as a brand not scoring very highly.

There have been a number of recalls for the Peugeot 5008 over the years, most to do with potential issues related to the engine like particulate filters, urea injectors and engine management software calibration. The last recall was in 2020, so if you are buying used make sure to check that these recalls have been sorted out by the dealer.

All Peugeot models come with a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty as standard, with a free optional upgrade for an extra year. Various servicing packages are offered, with a 36-month/30,000-mile package, 48-month/40,000-mile package or a 60-month/50,000-mile plan on offer for around £20 a month.

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