But it is not all about the big stuff, there are plenty of cubby holes and bottle holders dotted about the Peugeot 5008's cabin.
But it is not all about the big stuff, there are plenty of cubby holes and bottle holders dotted about the Peugeot 5008's cabin. In the test car there was extra storage under the floor and under the front seats, as well as the deep box in the centre tunnel, which is where the auxiliary sockets and jack-plugs are hidden.
The business end of the spacious cabin features a high-level centre console that blends into the instrument nacelle and seems to wrap around the driver in true cockpit style. Everything is tidy and the controls fall nicely to hand. This is especially so of the gear shift and audio controls for the CD/radio.
The same panel also houses the controls for the Peugeot 5008's satellite navigation system. This was one of the optional extras and costs £715 but the way that it lifts out of the dash-top always impresses.
Another optional extra that appears when the ignition is switched on, is the Head-Up Display. Adding £460 to the final bill, the system comprises a translucent screen that slides out from behind the instrument binnacle, onto which is projected information about current speed, cruise control/speed limiter and distance alert. The driver can adjust the amount of information displayed and the whole thing can be turned off at the press of a button. A tyre pressure monitoring system is also bundled with the package for even better value.
However, the most impressive extra by far - even more than the multimedia system for the rear passengers - is the Peugeot 5008's Cielo Panoramic sunroof. It does add £360 to the price but for the sheer size and the amount of light it lets in, it is worth every penny.
Customers who opt for the Exclusive trim, which is the top one of three, will get this vast sunroof included in the price but let's start with the base model and work up.
The Peugeot 5008 Active gives you electric front windows, air-conditioning, an automatic electric parking brake with Hill Assist, 16-inch wheels with Energy Saver Tyres, a leather-clad steering wheel, fabric upholstery and, of course, seven seats.
The next level is the Sport, which adds powered rear windows, front fogs, the Look Pack, which is colour-coded bodywork, the Family Storage Pack (under seats and footwells), the Lighting Pack with a handy torch just inside the boot, the Aluminium Pack (fog-light surrounds, grille and trim), cruise control with speed limiter and the steel wheels are swapped for alloys.
Peugeot 5008 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 5008 Sport HDI 110|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.9 seconds|
|Top Speed||114 mph|
|Transmission||6 Speed Manual|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||62.8 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Price (when tested on the 03/05/10)||£20,195|