2017 Peugeot 5008 review: more MPV than SUV

Peugeot has forsaken the dowdy MPV segment and is going for striking-looking SUVs instead. The 5008 is the largest of Peugeot’s SUV family cars, and comes complete with seven seats as standard. It’s touting great space and practicality, generous standard equipment and those sharp looks as chief reasons you’d opt for it over its key rival, the Skoda Kodiaq, as well as other seven-seat SUV offerings like the Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento and even the smaller, more expensive Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Body Style: 5 door SUV      Seats: 7      MRP from £24,495 - £35,695

Did you know? The 5008 has three individual seats in the middle row, and three sets of Isofix fittings, rather than the two that most rivals offer.

 

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Verdict 8.0 / 10

The Peugeot 5008 is a great family car. Sure, we’d like it to be a bit more cohesive to drive – the ride comfort and steering response could be better, and, critically, there’s no four-wheel drive option. But excellent seat versatility and neat touches like a boot floor liner that folds out to stops your knees getting dirty against the bumper, are welcome features that any family motorist will appreciate. Plus, when you factor in class-leading equipment levels, it’s really convincing value however you’re paying for ...