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Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

Compact exterior belies impressive interior space

Peugeot 5008 SUV (17 on) - rated 4.1 out of 5
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PROS

  • Bold looks
  • Spacious interior
  • Flexible seating
  • Engine range
  • Massive boot

CONS

  • Tight third row is best for kids
  • Headroom restricted by optional glass roof
  • You’ll pay extra for desirable features

At a glance

New price £27,915 - £39,515
Lease from new From £291 per month
Used price £15,230 - £32,635
Used monthly cost £376 - £805
Fuel economy 48 - 70 mpg
Road tax cost £145
Insurance group 11 - 24 How much is it to insure?

PROS

  • Bold looks
  • Spacious interior
  • Flexible seating
  • Engine range
  • Massive boot

CONS

  • Tight third row is best for kids
  • Headroom restricted by optional glass roof
  • You’ll pay extra for desirable features

Peugeot 5008 SUV rivals

Peugeot 5008 SUV - What is it?

If you remember the first generation of Peugeot 5008 then what you recall won’t be an edgy SUV like it is now. Instead it was a traditional MPV with seven seats, albeit in a body style that’s fallen out of favour with European buyers.

Ever resourceful, Peugeot’s not thrown away all of the old 5008’s seven-seat flexibility – indeed, it’s improved upon it and packaged it to look like a fashionable crossover instead.

What’s more, it’s shaved an average of 95kg from its heft, meaning that a range of smaller-capacity engines can propel the 5008 along speedily yet efficiently.

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While larger seven-seat off-roaders are plentiful, Peugeot says cars of the 5008’s size and price are few and far between. Only the Nissan X-Trail, Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace can really claim to compete directly.

If you want space for seven and adventurous off-road styling without the associated exterior size, step this way.

Peugeot 5008: the on-road off-roader

Despite the shift in attitude and boosted ride height, the 5008 remains a car that will mostly live its life on road. There is no four-wheel drive option, although it may follow the smaller 3008 with four driven wheels courtesy of hybrid technology.

Peugeot 5008 SUV static duo

It’s ostensibly a seven-seat version of the 3008 – a car that we like very much – thanks in no small part to its strong collection of engines: BlueHDi four-cylinder diesel motors, plus 1.6-litre and PureTech three-cylinder petrols, topped with a more powerful e-THP four-cylinder powerplant.

All offer promisingly low fuel consumption to help keep bills down, as detailed in the Green Credentials and Running Costs sections of this review.

More space inside: the roomier Peugeot 5008

The 5008 retains the 3008’s roof height but is 19cm longer, with 16.5cm of that inside the wheelbase for a roomier passenger compartment.

As such there’s more elbow room up front, knee room in the second row and headroom in third row than the old car, plus a cavernous 1,060-litre boot in five-seater mode.

Peugeot 5008 SUV interior

Best of all the rearmost seats can be removed if not needed and easily stored in a garage – weighing only 11kg each, they free up an additional 40 litres of boot space each.

Peugeot 5008: interior tech-fest

This isn’t the first car to feature Peugeot’s i-Cockpit design but it is certainly one of the most exciting. Not only do you get the small steering wheel and high-level dials, there is also a wealth of technology on display.

For a start, higher spec models feature a 12.3-inch screen where the main instruments would usually be and an 8.0-inch touchscreen in the centre console.

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Pleasingly there is also a bank of physical switches underneath that for high-use things like the air-con or sat-nav, unlike previous Peugeots which hid that functionality away in the touchscreen’s menus.

There’s a big nod to safety too, with standard-fit autonomous emergency brakingtraffic sign recognition and driver attention warning system.

Peugeot 5008 SUV rivals

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