Peugeot 5008 is a family MPV which would be loved by many. This 7-seater was launched by the French auto manufacturer Peugeot in the end of the year 2009 and shares its blueprint with a proud Citroen product, the first generation C4 Grand Picasso. If you are thinking about all the reasons to buy this family vehicle, take a look at its exterior, interior and safety features and you would not ask this question again. Peugeot 5008 bagged the 2010 MPV of The Year award for its features and performance.
In Indonesia, this Peugeot vehicle is available in 2 trims, namely, Premium and Premium Pack with some distinctive features to give a choice to the buyers. Both of the Peugeot 5008 trims are powered by 1.6-litre Turbocharged powerhouse under their bonnets. This engine generates a maximum power of 156 hp at 5800 rpm along with a maximum torque counting 240 Nm at 1400 rpm. The acceleration and pick up of this compact MPV looks good when it starts from a standstill and touches the 100 kmph in just 11.1 seconds with a top speed of 195 kmph. This vehicle has a fuel consumption of 7.7-litre/100 kms on an average which looks quite decent.
Peugeot 5008, this big family MPV carries a classy look at its exterior. The large front windscreen and dark pillars give it a distinguished look than its rivals. A panoramic glass roof and roof rails make positive addition in the aesthetics of this MPV. High mounted stop lamp and windshield wiper are employed at the rear of this Peugeot vehicle. Rear parking sensors are also embedded in the high-end variant. This 7-seater vehicle carries exterior dimensions worth 4529 mm x 2118 mm x 1644 mm (L x W x H) and wheelbase counting at 2727 mm. The 17-inch alloy wheels along with tires measuring at 215/50 R17 are employed in Peugeot 5008 for appropriate grip on road while running on varied roads.
Slip inside Peugeot 5008 and you will be mesmerized by the interior this compact MPV is providing to the occupants. Both of the Peugeot variants have multiflex interior with height adjustable steering wheels. The large and sweeping dashboard of this MPV ensures that the interior is as good looking as its exterior. For the entertainment of occupants, MP3, CD, RD4 audio systems and AUX connectivity are employed along with head up display. The high-end variant additionally stuffs 2 DVD monitors behind both of the fronts seats and USB connectivity for more entertainment and fun on board. Also, this trim has leather covered seats unlike the base variant which comes with premium fabric upholstery. With Peugeot 5008, you can never be out of space while storing your weekend luggage. 758 litres of luggage can be packed in the boot of this compact MPV with all its 7 seats up. This volume can be enhanced to a maximum of a huge 2506 litres after folding the second and third row seats.
While traveling in Peugeot 5008, your safety is ensured with its Euro NCAP 5 Stars security features. Packed with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), this MPV has got it all to keep it stabilized on slippery driveways. Engine immobilizer keeps this family wagon safe from getting stolen. Ventilated disc brakes along with diagonal circuit system at the front wheels and disc brakes along with diagonal circuit system at rear wheel are employed in this Peugeot vehicle. Talking about firm handling on elevated speeds, Peugeot has equipped independent McPherson with built-in coil spring and integrated hydraulic shock absorbers suspension at front and independent trailed arm with transverse torsion bar and hydraulic shock absorbers suspension rear in this MPV.
Peugeot 5008 is one of those rare MPVs that offer looks along with spaciousness. The cabin could have been slightly more practical by pockets and storage areas though.