Like the 3008 the fascia is striking, stylish, richly finished and apparently well constructed, while the standard flat screen digital instruments are definitely a stand-out feature, giving you plenty of choice about what information you want in front of you.
There’s plenty of head and leg room to accommodate taller adults, and the cabin is wide enough to put a comfortable distance between you and your front-seat passenger.
Storage options are also right up there with the class best. While the glovebox is rather small, open the central armrest and there’s a vast cavern beneath. This is air-conditioned, too, to keep your packed lunch cool. Just in front of it sits two cup holders, and there’s a tray for your mobile in front of the gear lever.
You also find big front door bins with a recess for a large bottle of water in each, and they’re carpeted inside, to stop loose items rattling around.
Peugeot 5008 rear space
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.
Peugeot 5008 seating flexibility
It’s not just front passengers that are treated to clever design, each chair of the mid-bench acts independent from one another, which allows rear seat passengers to find their optimal position.
As well as this the front passenger seat folds flat which means you get the full length of the car, from boot to dashboard, to fit in really long loads.
Peugeot 5008 boot space
The 5008’s real party piece is its seating flexibility. The car’s two rearmost seats can be folded down into the boot floor or removed altogether, freeing up more space in the already large boot. You should be able to transport the family and their entire luggage with room to spare.
However, with the seats folded flat, the floor has a small kink in its profile since the flaps covering the seats aren’t completely flush with the boot floor, and the gap behind the mid-bench seats will surely result in the odd lost item.
Happily, the boot opening is low enough to make loading heavy items relatively easy, plus there’s no boot lip, so you can slide your luggage straight in and out. A powered tailgate, which you can open with a swipe of the foot underneath the rear bumper, is optional on most of the range, and standard on the top GT trim.