Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Should you buy one?

The Peugeot 5008 is a likeable and very capable seven-seat SUV and one that competes strongly with our current favourite seven-seater family car, the SEAT Tarraco. Although it’s not as strong an all-rounder as its Spanish rival, there’s a lot to recommend the 5008, especially if you like its plush and nicely-trimmed interior and its eye-catching looks.

Peugeot’s armed the 5008 with competitive pricing, generous levels of equipment and a reasonable range of engines, some of which put in a punchy performance and excellent efficiency. The petrol 1.2-litre is economical, but can struggle when loaded, especially on motorways – but when less severely taxed, it won’t do anything to offend. Another disappointment is that it’s not available as a plug-in hybrid, unlike its smaller brother, the 3008.

But where the 5008 really scores is its value for money – it’s cheaper than the Skoda Kodiaq, Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and Kia Sorento and is also available with competitive finance. However, the SEAT Tarraco undercuts it, and as such, makes more sense overall – but it’s a close run thing.