Peugeot 5008 estate running costs
For cash buyers, the 5008’s list prices are competitive with rivals such as the Skoda Kodiaq, while resale values are predicted to be as strong as that car, too. It’s also relatively cheap as a company car, thanks to low CO2 emissions for both petrol and diesel models. Leasing rates are generally pricier than rivals, though.
We’ve carried out a real-world fuel economy test on the 2.0 BlueHDi 150 and, while it didn’t match its claimed combined figure of 61.4mpg, the 44.3mpg we recorded is all but a match for rivals with equivalent diesel engines. We've also put the 1.2-litre petrol through our True MPG test, where it managed 36.0mpg.
Servicing and insurance costs are higher than average, but only by a few hundred pounds if you’re looking at a three-year ownership period.
Peugeot 5008 estate equipment
The 5008 is reasonably well equipped, but not to the same extent as rivals, especially the Nissan X-Trail. We’d aim to keep the costs down and stick with the mid-spec Allure trim, which has most of the things you’d need.
You get power-folding door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, automatic lights and wipers, 18in alloy wheels and rear privacy glass. You even get some feel-good trinkets, such as all-round interior ambient lighting, plus picnic tables and retractable window blinds for middle-row passengers.
Options that are worth considering include metallic paint and a package that bundles together keyless entry and start with a powered tailgate with hands-free opening.
Peugeot 5008 estate reliability
Peugeot 5008 estate safety and security
Euro NCAP awarded the 5008 five stars in its crash tests and, if you look at the individual scores for each category, it gets good ratings across the board. Although it equals the X-Trail for adult occupant protection and beats it for child occupant protection, the Volkswagen Tiguan is even better for adults. That said, the Tiguan isn’t quite as good for protecting kids on board.
Even the entry-level Active model gets active safety gizmos to hopefully stop you from having an accident, including automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.
Step up to Allure trim and this adds automatic high beams, blindspot warning, a driver attention alert – to point out if the drivier is tired – and lane assist. Working in combination with the lane departure warning, lane assist will actually nudge you back into line if you stray out of your lane.
Security experts Thatcham Research gave the 5008 five stars out of five for resisting a thief trying to pinch it from your driveway and four out of five for holding out against someone trying to break in.
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