Two petrol engines – a 118bhp 1.6 and a gutsy 1.6 turbo – are available, but the HDi diesels make more sense because of their superior fuel economy and pulling power. Peugeot offers a strong and flexible 148bhp 2.0-litre unit, and another version with 161bhp, but the 113bhp 1.6 should be powerful enough to satisfy most buyers.
Peugeot 5008 MPV ride & handling
Comfort is important to MPV buyers, and the 5008's ride is pretty forgiving, although it does thump over sharper bumps. It handles well for an MPV, with well-weighted steering and good grip. The turbocharged petrol and 2.0-litre diesel versions come with dynamic roll control, which helps make the 5008 more stable through corners than some other MPVs.
Peugeot 5008 MPV refinement
The 5008 is one of the most refined MPVs around. The engines are silky-smooth whether you choose the petrol or diesel; and although you can hear a small amount of wind noise passing over the roof, the 5008 is generally a quiet long-distance cruiser.