Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
For cash buyers, the Peugeot 5008 undercuts the equivalent Skoda Kodiaq and costs much less than any version of the Kia Sorento, although the Citroën C5 Aircross is cheaper. It's very competitive on PCP finance next to the Sorento, but is massively undercut by the Ford Kuga, and both the Kuga and the Sorento have better resale values. The 5008 still holds its value pretty well, though. Servicing and insurance costs are higher than average, but only by a few hundred pounds over a three-year ownership period.
If you're a company car driver looking for a regular petrol or diesel the 5008 makes sense, costing you a lot less in benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax than the Sorento. However, there are plug-in hybrid options in the class, such as the Kuga PHEV, that will save you even more over petrol- or diesel-powered cars.
Equipment, options and extras
The 5008 is well equipped. We've mentioned already the infotainment side and that all versions come with auto lights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, LED dipped headlights, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. The entry-level Active Premium also comes with 17in alloy wheels, keyless start, two-zone climate control and power-folding door mirrors.
If you can stretch to the Allure trim it adds extra safety and infotainment kit plus niceties like privacy glass and 18in alloys. Our pick of the range (Allure Premium) is only a fraction more and adds further ambient lighting, a foldable passenger seat, rear picnic tables, rear blinds and keyless entry.