Peugeot 5008 (2017-present)

The Peugeot 5008 is a great-value seven-seat SUV with a high-tech dashboard

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Peugeot 5008 Diesel Estate 2.0 bluehdi 180 gt line premium 5dr eat8

Total RRP £36,475

Your quote £32,385

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Latest-generation Peugeot 5008 prices from £25,000
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£364 per month

Buying a seven-seat car isn’t just about being able to carry lots of passengers. They tend to be tall, practical, and - when the back row is folded down - have an enormous boot.

Seven-seaters are increasingly stylish too, being designed as sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) with tall and chunky looks, like the latest Peugeot 5008. It’s a marked change to the older minibus-like Peugeot 5008 that ended production in 2017.

The 5008 is cheaper than cars such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport - not that you’d know it. Peugeot have pushed it to premium levels with flashy touches. Its indicators, for example, illuminate in a swooshing motion - like those on a modern Audi.

Wash the windscreen and the fluid squirts along the wipers, without impairing your vision - just as in a Mercedes S-Class. The dual screen dashboard that wraps around the driver; chrome switches and joystick-style automatic gearbox could have been inspired by BMW.

Despite this, the 5008 is still one of the cheapest SUVs of its type. Used 2018 models currently start at £25,000 or from £364 per month on finance on BuyaCar. A brand new entry-level car costs from under £26,000 before new car discounts. Strong demand for the car makes monthly finance prices reasonable too.

It’s cheaper than a Skoda Kodiaq, Nissan X-Trail and Land Rover Discovery Sport, even before you factor in the extra cost of adding the optional seven-seat layout (it’s standard on the 5008). Every 5008 includes the two dashboard screens, called i-cockpit; climate control; parking sensors; plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for using phone apps, including messaging, with the touchscreen or voice control

Next to the 5008, the standard equipment makes the Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace seem sparse. Peugeot’s three-year warranty can’t match the seven years offered with the seven-seat Kia Sorento but the Peugeot 3008 - a five-seat version of the 5008 that uses the same mechanical parts - has excellent reliability ratings.

None of these cars have space for seven passengers to stretch out. The 5008’s middle row of seats is spacious but legroom in the back two is tight, so these seats are best for children. If you do need them to carry adults regularly, you’re better off with a slightly more accommodating Kia Sorento. People carriers, like the Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer or Ford Galaxy, are more comfortable still and similarly priced. Alternatively, you could spend more on a large SUV such as the Volvo XC90 or Audi Q7.

In seven-seat mode, boot space is barely existent- as with most cars of this size - but with five seats in place, the 5008’s boot is as large as most families will need. The 952 litre capacity is big enough for a set of holiday suitcases and more than the 720 litres in the Skoda Kodiaq. It can be further increased to 1,060l by lifting the seats out. All rear seats fold flat, and the front passenger seat folds forward, so you can carry flat-pack furniture, for example, that’s up to three metres long.

There’s storage space underneath the middle row of seats and this is reinforced to support car seats with legs. There are three sets of Isofix mounts in the middle row only, so you’ll need narrow child seats if you plan on fixing three in the car this way.

As an SUV, the Peugeot looks like it could handle tough off-road conditions. It is available with a clever electronic system called Grip Control, which can help get the car moving on muddy fields, on ice, or loose ground, but there’s no four-wheel drive option, as it’s really designed for smooth roads.

Peugeot has focused on comfort, and the car rides smoothly over bumpy roads, which makes sense in a long and heavy seven-seat car, which is never going to be particularly nimble in corners - where you do need to take it easy to avoid too much leaning.

It doesn’t actually feel particularly large when you’re behind the wheel, with good visibility looking ahead. Looking backwards is a different matter though, as the car’s pillars and small rear screen limit your view. Allure specification, which includes a rear camera, is recommended.

The 5008 is available with a 1.2 petrol engine that’s small and efficient but powerful enough to haul the car effectively. With a manual gearbox, you’ll need to rev the engine before pulling away or it’ll stall easily, If you’re towing, the smooth diesel engines are a better bet.

Safety is excellent, with the car awarded a five star rating by the independent Euro NCAP organisation, based on the crash test performance of the 3008, which is virtually identical - just a bit shorter.

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Friday, August 31, 2018 - 21:30

Peugeot 5008 Prices

Peugeot 5008 Active

1.2 puretech active 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £24,129

You could save up to: £1496

1.2 puretech active 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £26,249

You could save up to: £1566

1.5 bluehdi active 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 68.9mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £24,551

You could save up to: £2974

1.5 bluehdi active 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 68.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £25,969

You could save up to: £3176

Peugeot 5008 Allure

1.2 puretech allure 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £25,794

You could save up to: £1631

1.2 puretech allure 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,914

You could save up to: £1701

1.5 bluehdi allure 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 67.3mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £26,126

You could save up to: £3199

1.5 bluehdi allure 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 68.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,544

You could save up to: £3401

1.6 puretech 180 allure 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,727

You could save up to: £1298

2.0 bluehdi 180 allure 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,104

You could save up to: £3621

Peugeot 5008 GT

2.0 bluehdi 180 gt 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,072

You could save up to: £2783

Peugeot 5008 GT Line

1.2 puretech gt line 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £27,551

You could save up to: £1774

1.5 bluehdi gt line 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 67.3mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £27,789

You could save up to: £3436

1.5 bluehdi gt line 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 68.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,206

You could save up to: £3639

1.6 puretech 180 gt line 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,484

You could save up to: £1441

2.0 bluehdi 180 gt line 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,766

You could save up to: £3859

Peugeot 5008 GT Line Premium

1.2 puretech gt line premium 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,263

You could save up to: £1912

1.5 bluehdi gt line premium 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 70.6mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,408

You could save up to: £3667

1.5 bluehdi gt line premium 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 70.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,825

You could save up to: £3870

1.6 puretech 180 gt line premium 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 50.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,196

You could save up to: £1579

2.0 bluehdi 180 gt line premium 5dr eat8

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,385

You could save up to: £4090