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Lightly updated Peugeot 5008 is spacious, practical and surprisingly competent on the road

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Peugeot 5008

The Peugeot 5008 is a step forward for the brand, but it is not enough to transform the MPV market

31 January 2014

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.

Some buyers may be better off opting for one of the 2.0-litre diesel versions though; when the 5008 is fully loaded they may well prove both more relaxing to drive and more economical.

Should I buy one?

The revisions haven't really changed much, but if you're in the market for a seven-seat MPV, then the Peugeot 5008 is definitely worthy of consideration.

Despite being an older car though, the facelifted Peugeot costs £745 more than a similarly specified and all-new Citroën Grand C4 Picasso.

While the Peugeot doesn't quite have the visual or technological flair of the new Picasso, however, its tried-and-tested nature may prove more desirable to some.

Peugeot 5008 Allure HDi 115

Price £24,000; 0-62mph 12.9sec; Top speed 115mph; Economy 54.3mpg; CO2 135g/km; Kerb weight 1699kg; Engine 4cyls, 1560cc, turbocharged, diesel; Power 114bhp at 3600rpm; Torque 200lb ft at 1750rpm; Gearbox 6-spd manual

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30 January 2014
I've just bought a Citreon C4 with that 1.6 engine. Its a really decent, with a load more poke than I thought it would have. My partner occasionally brings back cars from his work, and the last one was a 5008. The interior is a nice place to be, same as the Citroen's. PSA have really upped their game on that front.

31 January 2014
Morning superstevie. Do keep us posted as to how you get on with your C4. Glad you're enjoying it so far. Is it the most recent generation, with the slim front lights?

jer

30 January 2014
because real word they are cheap and they do most things well ; spacious, relatively small footprint, 7 seats, nice interior, nice ride, decent quality, decent engines. A nearly new one costs a fraction of the equivalent Ford (at least as good interior and better ride) allround practical transport.

31 January 2014
Morning jer. It's definitely a car that's easy to live with. Very true regarding the pricing of its rivals too - I think an equivalently specified Zafira Tourer would command a list price of around £28k. That's quite a significant hike.

30 January 2014
Someone help me out here, because maybe it's just that it's been a long day: but aren't the 14-plates due out on 1st March and, if that's right, how come this car's wearing a 14-plate already and apparently doing so on public roads?

31 January 2014
Morning Cavalier. The plates on that particular example are just photoshopped on for display purposes, to reinforce the fact that it's the 2014 model year that you're looking at. The examples actually tested, out on the road, were all wearing the current and correct 63 plates.

31 January 2014
Got the C4 on Monday, done about 700 miles already in it. It's a 62 plate, got a great deal on it. Seriously impressed with it. The equivalent specced/age/mileage golf would have cost 16 grand, where as I got mine for 10. Fuel economy is about 55mpg. It is a very underrated car

31 January 2014
Morning superstevie. Sounds a good deal, to say the least. Happy motoring!

31 January 2014
Allure - Dictionary definition : "To attract with something desirable".

Sorry, but this bland box? Surely better to be called the 2014 Peugeot 5008 It'll Do HDi 115?

New Peugeot styling sucks, bring back Pininfarina.

31 January 2014
Don't be sensible if you can afford it :)

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