Thanks to a wheelbase that is longer than the 3008, there’s quite a bit more room for rear passengers. Each chair of the mid-bench folds, slides and reclines into various positions, and each has its own Isofix child seat anchorages, which should prove popular with young families. However, to sit in, the seat cushions feel a bit hard, flat, short and slim, and second-row head room is quite poor if you option your car with Peugeot’s panoramic glass sunroof. Avoid that and head room in both the first and second rows is much improved, although it’s well worth noting that with top-line GT-trim cars, you’re stuck with a glass roof.
The 5008’s third-row seats aren’t really big enough for adult passengers, but they’re still typically useful for this type of car. On the plus side, they’re easy to fold and can even be removed, liberating up to 1060 litres of boot space behind the second row. In the minus column, those rearmost seats don’t have child seat anchorages and the 5008’s front passenger seat doesn’t either, so carrying a small army of kids in this car might not be as straightforward as it might have been.