What's the used Peugeot 5008 MPV like?
Think of a large seven-seat people carrier built in France and chances are it might not be the Peugeot 5008 which springs to mind. Nevertheless, is a very agreeable alternative option; indeed, in 2010 it was named MPV of the Year in the annual What Car? Awards.
Useful touches include three full-size individual seats in the second row, allowing you to carry three child seats at the same time. They also feature bases that flip up in the style of a cinema seat, which in turn means they can be slid out of the way to give great access to the third row.
At launch the engine range consisted of a 1.6-litre petrol with either 118bhp or 154bhp, or diesels of 1.6 and 2.0 litres with 115, 150 or 163bhp. If you want an automatic gearbox it’s worth noting the conventional system on the 2.0-litre engine is much smoother than the jerky EGS robotised manual on the 1.6.
Later in the 5008’s life the two 1.6 petrol engines were replaced with a single 1.2-litre turbocharged unit with 128bhp.