- Flexible seating
- Spacious, well-built interior
- Good to drive
- Reliability record
- High levels of from-new depreciation
- Limited engine range
Spacious, practical seven-seat MPV
The Peugeot 5008, first introduced in 2009, is the French manufacturer’s entry into the large family SUV market. With seven seats on board, it’s a rival to the Ford S-Max, the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, and the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer. The 5008 is one of the most practical family cars in its class, but it’s also pretty good to drive. It also boasts a well-made interior, tremendous seating flexibility, and is cheap to run if you go for the right model. And all of these factors aren’t compromised by van-like aesthetics like some of its rivals, so you can travel around in comfort, and style.
An update in 2014 saw a facelift, with improved styling, interior technology, and more efficient engines.
Well designed interior, and fantastic practicality
Large MPVs are designed to be practical cars, and the 5008 is one of the most practical cars in the class. Seating flexibility is second to none, and equipment levels are pretty generous.
The dashboard design of the 5008 is both stylish and practical. The 5008 might have been around for a while now, but its interior still looks pretty fresh. The swooping design is pleasing to the eye, but it’s also simple and easy to use. Controls are well-damped, and well-placed, so it won’t take too long to adjust when you get into your 5008. Material quality isn’t quite a match for the Volkswagen Touran, but it still feels pretty solid, and there are some nice soft-touch materials featuring on the top of the dashboard.
Space and practicality is one of the key factors to consider if you’re looking for a large family MPV. Thankfully, the 5008 is exceptional in this area. The rear two seats aren’t really suited to adults, but they’re big enough for children to travel comfortably. With the two rear seats folded down, there’s a huge 823 litre boot capacity, which is large enough for a big family shop, a bulky pram, or even a full family’s worth of travel luggage. Fold the middle row down and there’s even more space- the 2,506 litre capacity is almost van-like, ideal for big trips to Ikea.
Equipment levels in the 5008 are reasonable enough, no matter which model you go for. There’s only two trim options in the 5008 range, with the entry-level Active trim featuring air-con, Bluetooth connectivity, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, and automatic lights and wipers. The more expensive Allure trim adds sat-nav, a reversing camera, and an exquisite panoramic sunroof.
All in all the interior of the 5008 is a pretty spectacular package for family buyers. It’s spacious, well-built, and comes with all the kit that most families will need. It’s not quite as plush as a VW, but it’s really only a minor quibble.
Good to drive, comfortable, and refined
Cars in the same class as the Peugeot 5008 aren’t renowned for their thrilling driving experiences, but the 5008 is actually a pretty solid car to drive. There’s plenty of grip through the corners, whilst the steering offers plenty of feedback, so you can feel confident travelling through twisty country lanes at speed. Body roll is also well-managed for a car of this size, and if you go for the upgraded dynamic roll control, it further improves the 5008’s composure.
Suspension and Chassis
The 5008 is not only a good car to drive, it’s also a comfortable car for long journeys. The chassis and suspension system deal with poor quality British roads pretty well, easily ironing out loose surfaces, potholes, and remaining composed over city centre speed bumps. The 5008 is also one of the most refined cars in its class. Engine, road, and wind noise are impressively quiet, so long motorway journeys are far from arduous.
Gearbox options in the 5008 come in two guises. The standard throughout the range is a six-speed manual that’s pretty easy to use, with an engaging short, sharp gearchange. It’s also well-geared, so you won’t have to change gear too much around town. A six-speed automatic is also available on some models, though it’s not especially impressive, and it reduces fuel efficiency, whilst increasing CO2 emissions.
A range of efficient petrol and diesel engines
When it comes to deciding how you want to power your 5008, you’ve got the usual two options: petrol, or diesel. Diesel power makes the most sense in a car of this class, though none of the engines are especially punchy.
Large family buyers aren’t usually concerned with power outputs when they’re considering their next MPV purchase, so it’s understandable that the 5008 range doesn’t boast an especially quick model. Those who want the most from their 5008 should consider the diesel-powered 2.0 BlueHDi engine, as it produces 150bhp, and will accelerate from 0-62mph in 11.2 seconds. It’s not the quickest on paper, but it’s plenty quick enough for most drivers.
Eco-friendly buyers will be pretty impressed with the engines on offer in the 5008 range. The best option to go for is the diesel-powered 1.6 BlueHDi 120 S&S model, which produces just 112g/km of CO2 emissions. It’s not the greenest car in its class, but it’s pretty close, and will only cost £30 each year to tax. This model is also the best option for money savers, thanks to its impressive fuel economy of 66mpg. For a car as big as the 5008 that’s hugely impressive, and all that money saved on tax and fuel can be put towards the family holiday.
Whichever engine you choose to go for in your 5008 you’re going to get a reasonably clean, efficient engine. The more powerful diesel makes most sense if you travel regularly out of town, whilst the 1.6 diesel offers the best value for money, though it’s not the quickest.
Full marks in NCAP safety tests, with impressive standard safety kit
Like nearly every car in its class, the Peugeot 5008 easily achieved the highest possible 5-star NCAP safety rating. With scores of 89% in adult safety, 79% in child safety, and 37% in pedestrian safety, the 5008 isn’t one of the safest cars on paper, but Peugeot has improved technology since the car was tested back in 2009. The 5008 now comes with a full compliment of airbags, traction control, electronic stability control, and three Isofix points.
Good value for money, if you avoid the cost of new-car depreciation
The Peugeot 5008 represents superb value for money for family buyers. This obviously varies between model to model, but generally speaking CO2 emissions are low for the class, so tax bills won’t be expensive, whilst fuel economy is impressive across the range. One thing to consider with the 5008 is its poor reliability record, though Peugeot has improved things in recent years.
Insurance groups for the 5008 again depend on which model you choose to go for. The range starts in group 17 for the 1.6 BlueHDi Active, and climbs up towards group 23 if you’re tempted by the range-topping 2.0 BlueHDi Allure. Insurance costs in the 5008 are pretty average for a car in this class, so no matter which model you decide on, you won’t be paying any more than you would for an equivalent rival.
Depreciation is a large factor with the 5008, but only if you choose to buy from new. With first year depreciation as high as 40%, you’re better off opting for an inspected used equivalent.
The Peugeot 5008 remains one of the most stylish and practical 7-seater MPVs on the market. In some areas it does show its age somewhat, but the 5008 is spacious, well-built, offers tremendous flexibility, and has some impressively efficient engines. Depreciation may be high from new for the 5008, but that only makes for some excellent used 5008 bargains.
Buying a used Peugeot 5008 online with Carspring
If you’re after a used Peugeot 5008 for sale, it can all feel like a bit of an ordeal. What, with long days spent around gigantic car supermarkets, or time spent trawling through classified websites, looking for that ideal used Peugeot 5008. Carspring makes it simple. Buy your next used Peugeot online with the touch of a button. Simply decide on the model you want and choose how you want to pay.
Looking to finance your used Peugeot? Not a problem, we work with our carefully selected finance partners to ensure that, if you’re paying monthly for your used 5008, you know you’re getting the best rates. What’s more, with any Carspring used Peugeot 5008, you also get our 14-day money-back guarantee and 6 months’ free Carspring Warranty. Plus, you don’t have to leave your home. We’ll deliver your used Peugeot to you at a time and place of your choice.
*This is an approximate figure based on the range of the car’s list price and the AA’s average 1st-year depreciation cost of 40%.