What is it?
A facelifted version of the Peugeot 5008, a seven-seat MPV that's offered with a wide range of equipment and engines.
The 5008 was well received, following its launch in 2010. New competitors have arisen though, including the sleek-looking Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, so Peugeot has moved to revitalise its now four-year-old model.
The 2014 version of the 5008 subsequently benefits from Peugeot’s recently revamped front-end styling, including a new grille, redesigned headlights and additional chrome trim.
What's it like?
Being a people carrier, practicality is the order of the day – and the Peugeot still excels in this respect. Inside you’ll find plenty of space for the first and second-row occupants; even adults can just about squeeze into the third row, if needs must.
It’s only a shame that the interior is a little drab, with the materials used being both dark and dull, despite the addition of a panoramic sunroof.
There are myriad touches that make the 5008 effortlessly easy to live with, including rear seats that drop with a quick pull of a strap.
Other neat features, such as an integrated torch, serve to further improve the 5008’s gratifying day-to-day usefulness. There’s no standard spare wheel though, frustratingly.
Kit levels are adequate throughout the range, with the range-topping Allure model tested here including sat-nav, a reversing camera, cruise control, a head-up display and climate control.
On the road the 5008 proves a remarkably pleasant car to drive. It handles tidily, is easy to manoeuvre, rides well and isn’t excessively noisy on the move.
The 1.6-litre diesel engine is a refined and flexible choice, offering up adequate performance and a decent claimed 54.3mpg average.
Many will no doubt also appreciate the 5008’s five-star Euro NCAP rating, an important factor when considering a family car.