What Car? says...
There are plenty of desirable seven-seat SUVs to choose from if you have a far-reaching budget, but the Peugeot 5008 proves that you don't necessarily need deep pockets to bag yourself a good one.
It's roughly half the price of most luxury SUVs with seven seats and a posh badge (the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 for example), yet offers many of the same virtues, including a lofty driving position, a smart interior and first-class safety provisions.
In the large SUV table of the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, the 5008 came in a middling ninth out of 21 car models rated – not a bad showing, but hardly class-leading. Peugeot came joint 22nd (with Vauxhall and Mercedes) out of 30 car makers in the brands table. All 5008s come with a three-year warranty. Read more here
No, the 5008 isn't available as a fully electric car or with hybrid technology at the moment. That said, the standard 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine is pretty cost effective to run is far cheaper than plug-in hybrid rivals. Read more here
We recommend the 1.2-litre PureTech engine, which is pleasingly frugal. Peugeot has revamped its trim range recently, but we’ve traditionally favoured the second level up (currently called Allure Premium+) because it gives you the best blend of value and standard equipment. Read more here
The Peugeot 5008 scored a full five-star rating in official Euro NCAP safety testing, with high scores for adult and child protection. That was a few years ago, and the tests have become tougher since, so comparing it with more modern rivals is hard. Standard safety equipment includes automatic emergency braking (AEB) with lane-departure warning. Read more here
Allure Premium+ includes enough for most buyers, including dual-zone air-con, hands-free starting, heated door mirrors, 18-inch alloys and more. Top-level GT is more expensive and comes with adaptive cruise control, upgraded automatic emergency braking (AEB) and LED headlights, among other things. Read more here
|RRP price range||£36,570 - £42,610|
|Number of trims (see all)||3|
|Number of engines (see all)||2|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||46.4 - 57.8|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£2,218 / £2,481|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£4,436 / £4,961|