The Peugeot 5008 is one of the most practical MPVs, thanks to its spacious cabin and flexible, user-friendly seating. It's also refined and interior quality is good.
Some of the switches are a bit fiddly and hard to reach. There are no alloys on the entry-level models.
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
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.
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.
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.