Peugeot 5008 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Peugeot 5008 2020 Infotainment
  • Peugeot 5008 2021 front
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Rear tracking
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Dashboard
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Third row fold-out seats
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Dashboard
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Infotainment
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Left static
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Grille detail
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Rear light detail
  • Peugeot 5008 2021 front
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Rear tracking
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Dashboard
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Third row fold-out seats
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Dashboard
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Infotainment
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Left static
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Grille detail
  • Peugeot 5008 2020 Rear light detail
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

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. 

Overview

The Peugeot 5008 is stylish, practical, good to drive and one of our favourite large SUVs. It's relatively affordable to buy and run, especially if you go for the entry-level 1.2-litre Puretech 130 petrol engine. If you need even more space the Kia Sorento is an even better bet.

  • Loads of interior space for the money
  • Stylish and plush-feeling interior
  • Competitive fuel economy and CO2 emissions
  • Poor rear head room with the optional sunroof fitted
  • Rivals have more diverse engine lineups
  • Slow-witted infotainment system