Standard EquipmentTechnical SpecificationOptional ExtrasIndependent Review

Driver Convenience

  • Bluetooth telephone connection
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Driver alert system
  • Electric power steering
  • Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
  • Head up Display
  • Headlight on warning buzzer
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Mirror screen with mirror link and car play
  • Peugeot i-cockpit with amplify configurable interior ambiences, headup display with distance alert, touch screen
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Speed limit recognition
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio
  • MP3 connection
  • USB socket
  • Steering wheel audio controls

Exterior Features

  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured rear spoiler
  • Chrome boot sill trim strip
  • Chrome front fog light surround
  • Chrome radiator grille and surround
  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
  • Electrically heated door mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED indicators in door mirrors
  • Rear windscreen wiper with auto activation when reversing

Interior Features

  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 2 individual folding 3rd row seats
  • 3 x 12V power sockets
  • 4 grab handles
  • Android Auto
  • Blue ambient lighting
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Electric reach + rake adjustable steering column
  • Flat folding rear seats
  • Front armrest with storage box
  • Front headrests
  • Front passenger seat height adjust
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Headrests on 2nd/3rd row seats
  • Heating/air conditioning outlet in rear
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Map pocket on front seat backs
  • Meco cloth upholstery
  • Mistral full grain leather steering wheel
  • Rear centre console with air vents
  • Rear reading lights x 2
  • Rear seat underfloor storage
  • Roof lining - Salin light grey
  • Satin chrome gear lever
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Twin rear coat hooks

Packs

  • Visibility pack - 5008

Safety

  • 3 Isofix location points
  • ABS + EBD + EBA
  • Auto city emergency braking
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Driver SMART airbag
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP and ASR traction control with deactivation switch
  • Five 3 point rear safety belts
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front and rear pre-tensioning and force limiting seatbelts
  • Front passenger SMART airbag with deactivate switch
  • Front seatbelt unfastened audible+visual warnings
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill start assist
  • Safe Distance Warning
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Security

  • Automatic door lock/re-lock after 30 seconds
  • Child lock control of rear doors and windows
  • Remote control central locking with two plip keys
  • Rolling code transponder immobiliser
  • Thatcham Cat 1 Ultrasonic Alarm

Technical

  • Dynamic stability control
  • Sport mode

Trim

  • Carbon effect interior trim
  • Satin chrome dash trim
  • Satin chrome instrument dial surrounds

Emissions

CO

0.066

CO2 (g/km)

106

HC

HC+NOx

0.034

NOx

0.015

Particles

0.0004

Standard Euro Emissions

EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft

DOHC

Catalytic Convertor

1

CC

1499

Cylinder Layout

IN-LINE

Engine Layout

FRONT TRANSVERSE

Fuel Delivery

COMMON RAIL

Gears

8 SPEED

Transmission

SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)

68.9

EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies

1

EC Extra Urban (mpg)

72.4

EC Urban (mpg)

64.2

General

Badge Engine CC

1.5

Badge Power

130

Based On ID

Coin Description

BlueHDi

Coin Series

Active

Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07

15E

Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years

12

Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years

3

NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %

NCAP Child Occupant Protection %

NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09

NCAP Pedestrian Protection %

NCAP Safety Assist %

Safety Concerns?

1

Service Interval Frequency - Months

12

Special Edition

1

Special Order

1

Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage

60000

Standard manufacturers warranty - Years

3

Vehicle Homologation Class

M1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)

11.8

Engine Power - BHP

131

Engine Power - KW

96

Engine Power - RPM

3750

Engine Torque - LBS.FT

221

Engine Torque - MKG

30.6

Engine Torque - NM

300

Engine Torque - RPM

1750

Top Speed

118

Tyres

Alloys?

1

Space Saver?

1

Tyre Size Front

215/65 R17

Tyre Size Rear

215/65 R17

Tyre Size Spare

SPACE SAVER

Wheel Style

CHICAGO

Wheel Type

17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height

1640

Height (including roof rails)

1646

Length

4641

Wheelbase

2840

Width

1844

Width (including mirrors)

2098

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)

56

Gross Vehicle Weight

2210

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)

2150

Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)

952

Max. Loading Weight

780

Max. Towing Weight - Braked

1200

Minimum Kerbweight

1430

No. of Seats

7

Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb

11.2

On The Road

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Safety

Trim

Wheels

Summary

Peugeot needed to be represented in the family SUV segment with a contender to slot in above their more compact 2008 and 3008 models. This 5008 provides a logical step up for buyers needing more space than is available in those cars and offers this with sophisticated, luxurious packaging that we think many potential buyers will like. In that regard, it's more of a direct replacement for the old Mitsubishi Outlander-based 4007 model than the first generation 5008 MPV. In contrast to the 4007 though, this MK2 model 5008 is less focused on off road antics and more orientated towards lifestyle motoring. In that respect, options like the integrated electric scooter and powered bicycle will really help it to stand out.

Background

Back in 2007, an explosion in consumer interest in SUVs left Peugeot scratching its head a little. The French brand had no contender of that kind to offer and needed a short-term stop-gap model to compete in this growing segment. So the marque turned to Mitsubishi, whose Outlander 4x4 was re-branded as the Peugeot 4007. That car stayed on the market until 2012, when it was replaced in Europe by a smarter-looking 4008 model we didn't get in the UK. When the time came to replace the 4008, Peugeot knew that British buyers would want the new design - the car we're going to look at here, badged '5008'. The first generation 5008 was an MPV. Now, this moniker has been applied to a spacious seven-seat SUV. Is it any good? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Despite this 5008 model's switch to SUV genre, Peugeot won't be offering it with 4WD, which won't really help with the rough and ready market positioning. In compensation, an 'Advanced Grip Control' system is being offered for extra traction on slippery surfaces. And there's 'Hill Assist Descent Control to ease you down slippery slopes. The car is being offered with two petrol engines - a 130bhp 1.2-litre three cylinder PureTech unit with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. And a more powerful 163bhp 1.6-litre powerplant, which will be offered only with auto transmission. Most 5008 customers though, will want a diesel, probably the 130bhp 1.5-litre BlueHDi unit; the older 1.6-litre BlueHDi unit continues on too, in 100 and 120bhp forms and in its pokier guise can be had with an EAT6 auto gearbox. If you want a bit more pulling power - as you might if you'll regularly be using this car to transport seven people - then 150bhp and 180bhp versions 2.0-litre BlueHDi diesel models are also available.

Design and Build

Peugeot hopes that this MK2 model 5008 looks every bit the mid-sized family SUV that so many buyers seem to want. Certainly all the hallmarks are there: a long, horizontal bonnet, a vertical front end and a raised body line. At the front, there's a wide grille with chrome fins, while the rear design features the gloss black strip and the signature LED 'claw effect' rear lights that aim to try and set the latest breed of Peugeot SUVs apart. Under the skin, it's all based on a light, stiff 'EMP2' platform. The 2.84m wheelbase and long 4.64-metre length should certainly make the car very spacious inside and the class-leading 1,060-litre boot capacity figure seems to bear that out. Three matching, separate, folding seats in the second row are provided, each adjustable in length and inclination. Plus there are two removable, separate, folding seats in the third row. There's also a foldable front passenger seat that will enable owners to carry especially long loads up to 3.20m in length. And, as is the current fashion, the option of hands-free motorised tailgate. At the wheel, the driver gets the newest version of the innovative Peugeot 'i-Cockpit' instrument binnacle design. That means a very compact steering wheel, a large 8"" touchscreen dashboard and an eye-catching 12.3"" high-resolution digital head-up display.

Market and Model

This 5008 will be much pricier than its old MPV predecessor because it's competing in a more expensive market segment. Likely rivals are 7-seat family SUVs like Kia's Sorento, Hyundai's Santa Fe and Mitsubishi's Outlander - maybe also Land Rover's Discovery Sport. That means pricing that'll probably see the car selling mainly in the £25,000 to £35,000 bracket. To try and justify those kinds of figures, Peugeot has tried to offer class-leading standards of luxury. Body-hugging front seats feature an optional multipoint massage system, plus owners will be able to specify a thumping 'FOCAL' Premium Hi-Fi system and a huge panoramic opening glass roof. Media connectivity will, as you would expect, include Mirror Screen smartphone connectivity and a sophisticated 3D connected navigation system, this one linking into the TomTom Traffic system. There's also an arsenal of safety features including an Automatic Emergency Braking System, a Distance Alert set-up, Active Lane Keeping Assistance, Driver attention warning, Smart Beam Assistance, Speed sign recognition with a 'speed suggestion' feature, Active blind spot monitoring, Park Assist and for auto models, Adaptive cruise control with a stop feature. Built in to the design is the option for owners to add in innovative mobility solutions which can be integrated into the boot, namely the 'e-Kick', a very smart electrically assisted folding scooter, and the 'e-Bike eF01', a new electrically assisted portable bicycle.

Cost of Ownership

Peugeot is claiming class-leading running costs from this car's Euro 6.1 powertrains. Whether the choice is petrol or diesel, all versions are reckoned to stand out above their competitors with engines of the same power class. CO2 emissions are as low as 117g/km for petrol and only 106g/km for diesel. So how have Peugeot's engineers achieved such strong standards of efficiency? With the PureTech petrol models, the answer lies in lighter weight and a large reduction in mechanical losses that are due to friction. As for the PSA Group's BlueHDi diesel technology, well the concept here is based around a clever three-step after-treatment system designed to better eliminate the four nasty pollutants that diesel units usually put out - namely unburnt hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulates. The first stage sees the unwanted hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide elements converted into harmless water and carbon dioxide. In the second stage, that nasty nitrogen oxide also gets converted into water via a 'Selective Catalytic Reduction' process using a urea and water mixture called 'AdBlue' (something you'll have to get topped up every 12,500 miles). Finally, in the third step, a Particulate Emissions Filter eliminates virtually all particulates at a stroke. The result of all this is industry-leading diesel technology that many manufacturers are struggling to copy.