2021 Peugeot 5008 long term test: report 4

The stylish Peugeot 5008 seven-seat SUV has just been updated so we're finding out what it's like to live with...

Peugeot 5008

The car Peugeot 5008 Allure 1.2 PureTech 130 EAT8 S&S Run by Kiall Garrett, senior videographer

Why it’s here Will a large SUV cover all bases for a videographer who drives lots of miles and requires plenty of space?

Needs to be practical, comfortable on long journeys and not too expensive to keep running

Mileage 5643 List price £33,035 Target price £30,943 Price as tested £33,610 Official economy 46.0mpg Test economy 44.0mpg

25 November – The good, the bad and the infotainment

In our Peugeot reviews we generally describe the infotainment offerings as neither amazing nor terrible. And living with one, I’d echo this lukewarm sentiment.

The touchscreen in my Peugeot 5008 responds quickly enough and it has a relatively simple layout. But there’s still some negatives which stop me feeling wholly positive towards it.

Peugeot 5008 interior

Having to adjust the climate controls through the screen is a well-documented frustration. And I’ve found the system sometimes glitches and freezes while using the Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring.

The ‘180deg’ camera that my Allure-spec car gets is a bit odd, too. It gives a birds’ eye view of the car with the top half of the screen greyed out when reversing.

Weirdly, though, the Peugeot 5008 screen is then filled out with the whole 360deg view once you’ve physically passed over the part of the image which was greyed out at the start.

I don’t really see the point of the 180deg offering. Especially as I can’t imagine it’d cost Peugeot much more money to just ditch it and only offer a 360deg camera.

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