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