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Long-term exam review: Peugeot 5008

Mileage: 3,393
Economy: 36.0mpg

There’s customarily an component of fad when I’m watchful for a new exam automobile to arrive. But I’ve had to wait a small longer than common for this one.

Although a new Peugeot 5008 incited adult in early April, I’ve usually only managed to secure a keys. It seems a illusory repute of a sibling, a 3008, has been adequate to make a new French SUV prohibited skill on a Auto Express exam swift with my colleagues.

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My initial impressions are generally positive, generally for a stylish interior pattern and dashboard layout.

But emissary art editor George Vedmore is some-more in change with a automobile than we am after pushing a 5008 to a West Country for a week’s holiday.

Peugeot 5008 long-term exam - driving

He enjoyed holding a Peugeot on a 300-mile, six-hour expostulate down from Barking, East London, to Gorran Haven in Cornwall with his sister, her father and their kids. They didn’t use a additional dual seats accessible over a 3008, since they indispensable each in. of a accessible foot space.

George pronounced that their child seats were unequivocally easy to shave into a Isofix slots and once inside, a youngsters immediately wanted to start sketch regulating a trays on a backs of a seats in front.

This kept them bustling for many of a journey, until they eventually fell defunct interjection to a few accessible facilities in a car. In particular, a sunshades on a behind windows and on a sunroof unequivocally helped to low down a light in a back, that meant it was really easy to get a children to deposit off.

In addition, a infotainment system’s volume controls concede for a front and behind change to be adjusted. George pronounced that this underline meant a kids could nap while he was kept entertained.

George is also a fan of a car’s high pushing position, glorious excellence on a pierce and configurable lurch display. The pop-open cubby in a executive console doubled as a accessible fruit bowl, positioned within easy strech for front and behind chair occupants.

The farming roads of Cornwall supposing their possess singular challenges, though: apparently, a parking sensors kept going off as George gathering down a parsimonious lanes. Still, during slightest he could spin them off simply around a infotainment touchscreen. Lumps and bumps on Cornish roads and plantation marks did means a small bit of dissapoint on a trip, as George found a float in a 5008 to be a bit oppressive there.

Peugeot 5008 long-term exam - legroom

Overall it sounds great, and we can’t wait to spend some some-more time in a car. But my kids are both scarcely 6 feet high and are struggling with behind headroom, that is a pain. It’s partly since of a Peugeot’s discretionary breathtaking sunroof. Even a Suzuki Ignis we gathering on a swift had some-more conduct space for them.

The fold-down tables also concede their leg space, knocking opposite their knees. This competence turn an ongoing emanate and it positively looks like a pattern concede ensuing from wanting space to supplement a sixth and seventh seats.

*Insurance quote from AA (0800 107 0680) for a 42-year-old in Banbury, Oxon, with 3 points.

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