Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Peugeot 5008 has a vast windscreen and the heightened seating position offers excellent all-round visibility with the exception of something of a blindspot created by the thick windscreen pillar and driver’s side door mirror at junctions, a common problem in modern cars. Chrome trim on the dials and on many of the dashboard switches help give the 5008 an upmarket feel, while the large glass area – exceptionally large on Exclusive models fitted with the panoramic glass roof – gives the interior an airy and pleasant feel.

With three individual seats in the second row, each of which can be adjusted, and foot well space for passengers in the third row, the 5008 does a good job of carrying seven although the rearmost seats are best suited for short journeys for adults or longer journeys for children up to early teenage years. Front-seat occupants are also well catered for with plenty of space and good, firm seats.

The only real criticism is that taller front seat occupants might not reach the cushioned part of the door armrest, as it doesn’t extend along the full length of the door.