2018 Peugeot 5008 Review - Asian Car Guide
March 18, 2018

2018 Peugeot 5008 Review

2018 peugeot 5008

The Peugeot 5008 was previously a multi-purpose vehicle, but has now been transformed into a seven-seat SUV, understandable, since SUVs are now the rage and MPVs very dated.

In its new guise it makes a very attractive French-styled statement of how an SUV can look.

Sharing the same platform as its 3008 crossover sibling, but lengthened, the new 5008 sits 191mm above the tarmac – 37mm higher than the previous model.

It is a sizeable vehicle, measuring L 4,641mm x W 1,8844mm, with wheelbase 2,840mm.

2018 peugeot 5008 interiorThere are three models and two engine options, all front-two-wheel driven. With 1.6-litre four cylinder turbo petrol engines, the entry-level Allure starts at $47,754 drive-away, followed by GT-Line $51,992 drive-away.

The top of range flagship GT comes with 2.0-litre turbo diesel at $58,174 drive-away.

In my opinion, the 5008 is best as a five-seater plus-two, rather than full-fledged seven-seater. The third-row seats are best suited for short trips, and can be completely removed to provide more space.

This SUV has many attributes that make it a desirable car. The second and third-row seats can be folded flat, and the third-row can be removed entirely.

Even the front passenger seat can be flipped down.

The second row seats all move individually back and forward to get the best arrangement for all passengers, giving the 5008 a high versatility score.

With six seats down, one can carry a wind surfboard inside the car, or heaps of other cargo.

The new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit focusses on providing a driving experience that puts you in control.

The 12.3” high-resolution digital speedo/ tacho instrument panel is fully customisable (the tacho needle actually moves from right to left, so as speed raises the speedo and tacho needles converge together!).

The display is positioned above the steering wheel, near where a head up display would project onto the windscreen, with the aim of keeping eyes closer to the road instead of looking down, thus increasing safety, which is innovative.

The compact leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel has been designed to increase driving pleasure and agility; its compact dimensions make light work of manoeuvres.

The 8” capacitive info screen, with multi-touch technology, is angled towards the driver for increased comfort.

The Peugeot 5008 is well equipped. Standard across the three models are:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Driver attention alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Auto headlights and windscreen wipers
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go function
  • 360-degree camera plus front and rear parking sensors
  • Electric heated and folding door mirrors
  • Futuristic dashboard design
  • Dual-zone climate control with rear air vents
  • 12.3-inch digital driving-instrument panel
  • 8-inch capacitive touchscreen with 3D navigation
  • Wireless induction charging for smartphones

On the safety side, there are six airbags including third-row curtain.

There are two engines available for the 5008 – 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol for the Allure and GT-Line variants and 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel for the GT, both engines mated to six-speed automatic transmission running the same ratios.

Definitely not rockets but both engines have power enough for comfortable highway overtakes.

The GT comes with a start-stop system that works rather well, kicking in to kill the engine when braking at low speed and start-up is quick and notably smooth.

Behind the wheel, the driver is further rewarded with good handling. The car steers confidently around bends and speed-sensitive steering is nicely weighted.

While the heftiness rise is slightly on the firm side, it is comfortable and pliant.

The 5008 is very stylish, makes great efforts to be useful and practical, and is comfortable and a pleasure to drive. It is one of the best 7-seat SUVs on the current market.

On February 7 2018 Peugeot and Citroen Australia (PCA) announced a new five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty with five-year roadside assist for all Peugeot and Citroen passenger vehicles.

This warranty will commence immediately and be completely transferable between owners for the duration of the warranty.

Servicing is now required every 12 months or 20,000km, which is a lift of 5,000km over Peugeot’s previous service schedule.

Additionally, Peugeot has promised a capped-price servicing plan that is cheaper than previously.

2018 peugeot 5008 side rearPricing and Specifications: 2018 Peugeot 5008 Allure & GT-Line

  • Price: $47,754 Allure, $51,922 GT-Line (drive-away)
  • Engine: 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder
  • Power: 121kW @ 6,000rpm
  • Torque: 240Nm @ 1,400rpm
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic
  • Fuel: 7.0L/100km (NEDC Combined)
  • CO2: 156g/km

2018 Peugeot 5008 GT

  • Price: $58,174 drive-away
  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder
  • Power: 133kW@ 3,750rpm
  • Torque: 400Nm @ 2,000rpm
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic
  • Fuel: 4.8L/100km (ADR Combined)
  • CO2: 124g/km