Peugeot 5008 One-Minute Test
17 September 2014
Peugeot has facelifted its small people carrier, giving the 5008 the company's new family face, as seen on the 308, as well as interior upgrades, improved specification and revised pricing, which rises by £200-£350 depending on model.
Practicality is good, and new standard kit includes satnav and reversing camera on the Allure, and roof rails and front parking sensors on the Active.
The 115hp powertrain is refined and plenty for a small MPV, possibly negating the need to look up the range at the 150hp 2.0-litre diesel that costs an additional £1000 and is 10g/km less efficient.
The driving experience is unremarkable, although that's not a huge criticism in this sector, and the 5008 looks a little bland compared with the new Citroen C4 Picasso.
The costs argument harms the Peugeot, which is more expensive than a top-spec Ford C-max, but also less efficient and with a worse residual value.
A middling car in a segment dominated by practicality, the 5008's biggest problems are below-par emissions and residual values.