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Peugeot 5008 review

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Peugeot 5008
2 Mar 2017 14:17 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:57

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Whether you like it or not, the popularity of SUVs has gone through the roof in the past decade. No longer do buyers want frumpy-looking MPVs; luxury, refinement and stylish looks are now the order of the day.

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Peugeot is well aware of this and, instead of ignoring market demands like some French brands (see the Citroën Grand C4 Picasso and Renault Grand Scenic), has embraced it. The original 5008 was a traditional, boxy MPV but this current-generation model is quite firmly in the SUV camp and is a rival to the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq and Nissan X-Trail .

Like its smaller sibling, the 3008, the 5008 has a rather swish interior that, next to the functional dashboards of its rivals, makes it look like a motor show concept.

Yet, beyond aesthetics, the 5008 needs to be practical, cheap to run and good to drive if it’s to succeed in this extremely competitive class. Read on to find out exactly how good it is and which engines, trims and options we recommend.

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There are 5 trims available for the 5008 Estate. Click to see details.See all versions
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Adds over Allure a plumbed-in interior air freshener, wireless phone charging, part-leather-effect seat trim and LED headlights. You also get nicer trims inside, but it’s not really worth the extra...View trim
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You get everything that the Active model gets, plus sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, privacy glass, driver’s seat lumbar adjustment, rear picnic tables, rear window blin...View trim
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The top-spec model throws in an electrically operated driver’s seat with four-way lumbar support, memory recall and massage facility. You also get nappa leather seat trim, 19in alloy wheels, adapti...View trim
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Entry-level Active comes with all-round electric windows, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, 17in alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise contr...View trim
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