Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 6.0 - 8.1 mpp
Diesel engines 6.9 - 10.1 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 35.2 - 48.0 mpg
Diesel engines 41.6 - 60.8 mpg
  • Diesels are the most efficient on paper…
  • But the gap to the petrols is small
  • Better resale values now that it’s an SUV

Topping the efficiency charts with the most miserly Peugeot 5008, the BlueHDi 100 offers the lowest running costs with a claimed economy of 68.9mpg.

That’s not a model we’d heartily recommend, however, with the punchier BlueHDi 120 barely worse at 67.3 mpg with the manual gearbox.

But, as more drivers become conscious that their typical journeys don’t warrant the expense of buying a pricier diesel car, the PureTech 130 petrol comes into its own. Stick with the manual box for a claimed average of 55.4mpg.

Least efficient 5008? That’ll be the e-THP 165, although it hardly disgraces itself at an average of 46.3mpg.

As more buyers are switching from MPVs to SUVs, residual values of the 5008 have climbed, although they still fall short of more established rivals as the market remains wary about the longevity and reliability of larger French cars – neither of which should be a serious concern these days.

Peugeot says its engines produce less CO2 than rivals of a similar power and if you’re looking to make as low a carbon impact as possible, the 5008’s claimed figures make for enticing reading.

Peugeot 5008 SUV static

Petrol-engined emissions are as low as 117g/km for manual PureTech 130 and 106g/km for diesel-sipping BlueHDi 100.

Again, the worst performer is the e-THP 165, but that only posts a figure of 133g/km.

  • Engines used across the PSA Group
  • Interior quality has improved over previous 5008
  • Well-engineered and thought out cabin should last

Peugeot reliability has peaked and troughed over the years, and when we drove the 3008, which shares 70% of its parts with the 5008, the digital speedometer failed. That said, the engines used here also find their way into many cars across the PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Vauxhall), so mechanically we reckon the 5008 will be strong.

READ: Find out how reliable our long-term Peugeot 5008 is over six months

It’s clear that the interior quality has had a marked improvement over previous cars in terms of the richness of materials used, and that attention to detail feels like it has translated into better fit and finish.

The folding seats feel solidly engineered and there are a many clever touches in the cabin (like magnets in the rear seatbelts to hold them out of the way) which suggests serious thought has gone into the function and longevity of the interior’s materials, given how much it will have to cope with as a family wagon.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £155 - £490
Insurance group 11 - 29
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