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Peugeot 5008

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By Jonathan Crouch

Peugeot's second generation 5008 7-seat family SUV has been continually improved, most recently with 48V mild Hybrid engine tech. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Reviewword count: 74

Peugeot returned to the family-orientated seven-seat SUV segment with this second generation 5008 model and since then, it's been usefully improved, most recently with 48V mild hybrid petrol engine tech. This car's more targeted at Surbiton than the Serengeti but that's what buyers want these days. These people will love the integrated mobility solutions that can slot into the boot - and the luxurious, spacious cabin. It's also notably efficient and very safety orientated.

Backgroundword count: 153

Back in 2007, an explosion in consumer interest in SUVs left Peugeot scratching its head a little. The French brand had no contender of that kind to offer and needed a short-term stop-gap model to compete in this growing segment. So the marque turned to Mitsubishi, whose Outlander 4x4 was re-branded as the Peugeot 4007. That car stayed on the market until 2012, when it was replaced in Europe by a smarter-looking 4008 model we didn't get in the UK. When the time came to replace the 4008, Peugeot knew that British buyers would want the new design - the car we're going to look at here, badged '5008'. The first generation 5008 was an MPV. In 2017, this moniker was applied to this second generation design, a spacious seven-seat SUV, a model subtly updated since to create the car we're going to look at here. Is it any good? Let's find out.

Driving Experienceword count: 363

Despite this 5008 model's positioning within the SUV genre, Peugeot won't be offering it with 4WD, which won't really help with the rough and ready marketing. In compensation, an 'Advanced Grip Control' system is being offered for extra traction on slippery surfaces. And there's 'Hill Assist Descent Control to ease you down slippery slopes. The engine line-up is carried over from other models in the brand's range. That means three units developing around 130hp, which must all be ordered with the brand's smooth EAT8 8-speed automatic transmission. There are two conventional drive options, a 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel and a 1.2-litre PureTech petrol. The latter unit can now also be had in e-DSC6 self-charging Hybrid form. With this, the familiar PureTech powerplant puts out 136hp and is paired with a 28hp electric motor, working via a six-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox - and a 48v battery that charges while driving. With this set-up, when the car is decelerating, the petrol motor shuts off completely, allowing the electric motor to generate energy to recharge the battery. At higher speeds, the combustion engine stops when the driver releases the accelerator pedal at a steady speed and when slowing down. When the engine is under high load, such as during overtaking, the electric motor provides additional torque with a one-off boost that compensates for the turbo's response time. This is intended to avoid the need for downshifts and, Peugeot hopes, should provide more driving comfort and dynamism. When the driver presses the accelerator fully, the electric motor provides an additional 12hp of power. Whatever your choice of powerplant, on the move, the compact steering wheel allows for wrist-flick direction changes. If the development team had been able to give the car a little more steering feel, we might even have called it quite fun to drive. And it's still one of the better-riding 7-seat Crossovers of its kind. The light, stiff EMP2 platform that provides for this has also allowed the engineers to give this car a supple ride that's only upset by the sharpest urban potholes. At highway speeds, it's very composed indeed and this, along with impressive refinement, makes the 5008 an exemplary long distance tourer.

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£38,155.00 (At 10 May 2024)

£42,235.00 (At 10 May 2024)

Insurance group 1-50:



CO2 (g/km):

120 (Hybrid 136)

Max Speed (mph):

124 (Hybrid 136)

0-62 mph (s):

10.4 (Hybrid 136)

Combined Mpg:

53.3 (Hybrid 136)

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Width (mm):


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Category: Crossover or SUV 4x4s

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