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New Peugeot 5008 vs used Range Rover Sport: verdict
The Peugeot 5008 is our large SUV champion as a new car, but is it still a compelling purchase when you can have a used Range Rover Sport for the same money?...
New Peugeot 5008 vs used Range Rover Sport – alternatives
New rivals, used rivals
A new Skoda Kodiaq may be far more strait-laced than the boldly styled Peugeot, but that shouldn't put buyers of large seven-seat SUVs off. There's a much better infotainment system inside and a great range of engines, from a refined 148bhp 1.5 to a potent 197bhp 2.0 diesel with huge reserves of torque.
The only other luxury SUV offering that can really trounce the Range Rover Sport is the incredibly well-rounded Audi Q7. Not only can you get a newer Q7 for the cost of our two contenders, but it'll come with more up-to-date technology and a much more accommodating third row. Get one with the optional air-suspension for the ultimate blend of handling and ride comfort.
New Peugeot 5008 vs used Range Rover Sport – which is best?
Luxury is an indulgence, and any SUV to be truly defined as such needs to have greater refinement, elegance and be conducive of a greater quality of life than is strictly necessary. Considering that the Range Rover Sport can be had for nearly £30,000 less than it was new, and generally fits the accepted meaning of luxury far better than even a top-of-the-line 5008, it should therefore win.
However, there's nothing particularly grand about having to regularly take your expensive luxury SUV into a dealership for repairs, or even having to wait for recovery after it potentially fails to proceed. If the Sport had done better in our reliability survey, a greater case for it could have been made. As things stand, we can't ignore it coming last in its class, so the sensible money would be better spent on the 5008. The GT may not be our preferred version, but it is still the best seven-seater here; has far more reasonable running costs overall, and it comes with a few more toys too, which is enough to justify a win over a used Range Rover Sport.
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