It is fairly easy to get in and out of the Peugeot 5008, especially the front and middle row of seats.
Ease of Use
It is fairly easy to get in and out of the Peugeot 5008, especially the front and middle row of seats. You need to be a bit more agile to get into the third row seats, but that is best left to children as there isn't much space, especially legroom.
There is plenty of leg and headroom for front seat passengers - it was also easy to get into a comfortable driving position. There is a glass non-opening panoramic sunroof which runs the near length of the Peugeot 5008 which makes the car feel more airy, it can be shielded by an electrically operated fabric cover.
All round vision is fairly good with few blind spots. As we were driving the Peugeot 5008 Exclusive model we benefited from rear parking sensors. Although, as we had the optional Satellite Navigation package, we thought why not utilize the screen to incorporate a rear parking camera?
The boot space is accommodating and depending on the position of the sliding rear seats, it offers a luggage capacity ranging from 758 litres to 823 litres under the parcel shelf with the third row seats folded away.
This capacity increases to 1247 litres when the rear parcel shelf is removed and loaded to the roof. It can further increase capacity to 2506 litres with the second row seats folded away as well, making it one of the largest in its class.
With the third row of seats occupied, cargo space is severally restricted and you will probably have to resort to an external roof box to carry your holiday luggage.
Safety and Security
All models benefit from six airbags as standard and the seat belts include force limiters to protect the occupants. Airbags for the very back seats are available as an option on the seven seat models.
The standard safety features of the Peugeot 5008 have resulted in the vehicle being awarded five stars by EuroNCAP, under its new test procedures.
The Peugeot 5008 is equipped with an automatic electronic parking brake with hill assist, electronic stability programme (ESP), height and reach adjustable steering wheel, remote central door locking with deadlocks, ABS, EBFD as standard.
Our Peugeot 5008 test car was fitted with a head-up display system which comprises a plastic strip which slides out of the dashboard onto which the speed and optionally the proximity of the vehicle in front is displayed. It took some time to get used to it, but it became invaluable, although the distance radar can be annoying but fortunately it can be switched off.
Comfort and Refinement
The Peugeot 5008 Exclusive is equipped as standard with Multiflex interior, Automatic Electric Parking Brake with Hill Assist, ESP, Bi-zone Climate Control (dual zone air conditioning), front fog lights, cruise control with speed limiter, family storage pack, 17" alloy wheels, visibility pack, rear Vision Pack, Peugeot Connect USB and Bluetooth, Alarm (Thatcham Category 1 approved) and Rear Parking Aid.
We also benefited from optional adaptive Bi-Xenon's headlights, a £510 option which moves the headlights in the direction of travel giving you a better view of the road ahead, especially around bends at night.
Peugeot 5008 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 5008 Exclusive 1.6|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.6 seconds|
|Top Speed||112 mph|
|Transmission||6-Speed EGC Automatic|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||62.8 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Price (when tested on the 19/08/10)||£22,595|