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.