HDi 150 Allure 5dr

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality4/5
  • Average MPG47.5 mpg

I have owned a new 2.0 Diesel 5008 Allure for 12 months. Fuel consumption has consistently returned 47mph. It is a well designed, medium-sized, people carrier with careful thought given to the practicalities of accommodating differing loads as well as comfort for people. Interior build quality, comfort and choice of materials are all very good – the Allure model lacks for very little. I particularly like the additional air-con controls for second row seat passengers and the glass roof as well as the β€˜head-up’ display. Driving is a pleasure. The 2.0ltr engine is quiet, willing and responsive and the car handles well on the motorway as well as around town and country lanes. The steering provides a positive feel and braking is reassuringly progressive. The 6 speed box provides good, smooth positive changes. The downsides are: No seat lumber support adjustment: Restricted visibility around pillars: The well designed third row of seats provide limited foot space and are only suitable for children: When these seats are in use, there is very little luggage space remaining: The glove box is ridiculously small though there is additional stowage provision: Some minor controls/buttons on the central console are small, fiddly and inaccessible. In summary, this car is hard to beat in its class. Having carefully assessed the Toyota Verso, the Mazda 5, the Vauxhall Zafira and the two Ford equivalents, the Peugeot is a clear winner in my view and has been, so far, fault free.

Peter Bradbury, Leicestershire, October 23rd 2013

HDi Allure 5dr

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality4/5
  • Average MPG47.5 mpg

I have owned a new 2.0 Diesel 5008 Allure for 12 months. Fuel consumption has consistently returned 47mph. It is a well designed, medium-sized, people carrier with careful thought given to the practicalities of accommodating differing loads as well as comfort for people. Interior build quality, comfort and choice of materials are all very good – the Allure model lacks for very little. I particularly like the additional air-con controls for second row seat passengers and the glass roof as well as the β€˜head-up’ display. Driving is a pleasure. The 2.0ltr engine is quiet, willing and responsive and the car handles well on the motorway as well as around town and country lanes. The steering provides a positive feel and braking is reassuringly progressive. The 6 speed box provides good, smooth positive changes. The downsides are: No seat lumber support adjustment: Restricted visibility around pillars: The well designed third row of seats provide limited foot space and are only suitable for children: When these seats are in use, there is very little luggage space remaining: The glove box is ridiculously small though there is additional stowage provision: Some minor controls/buttons on the central console are small, fiddly and inaccessible. In summary, this car is hard to beat in its class. Having carefully assessed the Toyota Verso, the Mazda 5, the Vauxhall Zafira and the two Ford equivalents, the Peugeot is a clear winner in my view and has been, so far, fault free.

Peter Bradbury, Leicestershire, October 23rd 2013

HDi 110 Active 5dr

  • Overall verdict2/5
  • What it's like to drive3/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality1/5
  • Average MPG43 mpg

We've had this car for exactly a year this month. Long enough to get to know it, so it's time for a review. It's okay to drive, but the steering lacks any feel and is far too light. It feel unsafe and wobbly at anything above 60. And it instills no confidence at all. However it does tackle corners surprisingly well given it's size. The MPG is far from what is claimed as per and it averages about 43-46 MPG. The cabin is where it gets bad. The two floor compartments have fallen through in the middle row. Peugeot won't replace them under warranty as they "shouldn't be stood on". They're still yet to explain how we get in and out without standing on the floor though. Both controls for the rear vents have fallen through in the middle row. The seems are coming away on the seats, and the car just generally feels cheap. Poor build, poor service, result never touching Peugeot again.

Alan Humphreys, Flintshire, May 12th 2013

HDi 110 Exclusive 5dr

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive4/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality4/5
  • Average MPG51.3 mpg

This is my third family Peugeot car after a 407 estate (superb car), an 807 (the worst car I have ever owned), and now this one. Thankfully it is infinitely better than the dreadful 807, because it is well put together, reliable, relaxing on motorways, compact enough in town and in multi storey car parks , economical for an MPV (51.3 mpg of mainly motorways), and comfortable to drive. Minus points include the french satnav system as mentioned by other reviewers which doesn't understand UK postcodes, the awkward seat adjustment, and for me a real negative, a lack of places to put things such as keys, coins, cups (no cupholders at all), atlas, etc. My last 807's one redeeming feature was a nice big shelf in front of the driver for putting stuff on. Here there is not much at all. This car I believe is built in Slovakia whereas the 807 was built in Portugal - maybe tells you something about the Euro crisis. I bought grey leather and the aforementioned satnav as the only two extras on what is already a well specified Exclusive model. I use the cruise control all the time, and the panoramic roof is nice for passengers, but out of sight of people in the front. The rear bumper sensors are essential on a car such as this. The third row of seats has carried adults on occasion but not for a long distance - they are children's seats really, but all the rear seats fold into the floor which is excellent. Overall very happy, and would consider staying with Peugeot for

a beale, July 9th 2012

HDi 110 Sport 5dr

  • Overall verdict3/5
  • What it's like to drive3/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality4/5
  • Average MPG42 mpg

Bought this very early 10 reg example second hand in February 2011. My first French car, replacing a much loved Skoda Octavia estate 2.0 petrol. Very spacious and practical, plenty of room for my 8 and 6 year olds in the 3rd row - but not much boot space behind them in 7 seat mode. Boot is very big with these seats folded. Not a quick car by any means but reasonable pull above 1600 rpm. Absolutely nothing below that. Nice direct steering, but does understeer if pushed round a corner. Equipment is adequate, I had to have rear parking sensors retrofitted - I think they are now standard on the Sport model. Good cruise control, comfortable seats. Electronic hand brake is good. Difficult to access the aircon controls past the gear lever. Long term fuel economy is a little disappointing at 42mpg over 3000 miles of mostly urban driving. Nearer 50 on longer journeys. Overall a good family workhorse that's pleasant enough to drive and good value for money bought nearly new. I'd rather have a Skoda version of the Touran though.

Richard Turner, June 24th 2011

HDi 112 Exclusive 5dr

  • Overall verdict2/5
  • What it's like to drive4/5
  • Running costs3/5
  • Quality1/5
  • Average MPG45 mpg

Having recently extended my family I decided it was time to β€œgrow up” and buy a MPV! Having done some very extensive homework I settled on the 5008 as it seemed large enough for everyone but small enough to take into town and park! So why the not so great review then?? This was based on the, what can only be described as, dreadful sat nav system. Basically for those people who have (wisely) steered clear of this I will try and explain my frustration.. It works on a predictive postcode search rather than the full post code, so you can only input the first part of the postcode along with the first digit (ie DT3 6) You then have to enter a road name in order to get directions to where you wish to go. Unfortunately I discovered, after moving, that my house is not on a named road so after inputting part of the postcode, but not having a road name to put in, the area which it took me to was vast! I have driven several cars with sat nav (Nissan, Range Rover and Volvo) and yet in all of them you are able to input the full postcode and find clearly where you are going. If I had realised how poor this system was I would never have ordered it as an optional extra, instead I would have bought a sat nav system off the shelf in the high street and spent the considerable difference on something worthwhile!! Prospective Peugeot customers beware – before you order an expensive factory fitted sat nav, check out the capabilities of it, then do yourself a favour and DON'T BUY IT!!!

Lucy Evans, Devon, April 26th 2011

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