Used Peugeot 5008 (Mk1, 2008-2017) review - How much will it cost?
Prices and fuel economy are plus points, but the Peugeot’s depreciation is a worry on newer cars
MPVs are out of fashion, which means there’s less demand for them on the used car market. Use this to your advantage, as what the Peugeot 5008 lacks in terms of glamour, it more than makes up for in its space and practicality.
Used prices have dropped below the £3,000 mark, making the 5008 one of the cheapest seven-seaters you can buy. For this price, you’re looking at an early example with a diesel engine and around 100,000 miles on the clock, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t provide many years of reliable service. Insist on a full service history and evidence of careful ownership.
A facelifted (2014-2017) Peugeot 5008 should cost at least £7,000, rising to around £17,000 for a late model. Depreciation isn’t a strong point, so you’ll tend to lose more money when buying a more expensive 5008.
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Economy and CO2 emissions
The 1.6 BlueHDi diesel engine was the top-seller in the Peugeot 5008 line-up, and returns 65.7mpg in the official figures. However, that's a little way behind the equivalent Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, which returns an average of more than 70mpg. You’ll also lose a mile and a half out of every gallon if you opt for a 5008 running the biggest 18 inch wheels.
Car group tests
Used car tests
But drive sensibly, and the 5008's diesel engine should return close to the manufacturer's claim, especially on a motorway run, where the long gearing keeps the engine ticking over more slowly. Emissions aren’t too bad either, at 113g/km of CO2 on 17-inch wheels – or 115g/km on 18s.
The 2.0 BlueHDi is more powerful, and it’s more efficient. Fuel economy could be as high as 68.9mpg according to Peugeot, or 67.3mpg on the bigger wheels. CO2 emissions are 108g/km and 110g/km respectively, so road tax will be cheap either way.
While the three-cylinder petrol engine is cheaper to buy, it hasn’t the torque of the diesels, which can hamper economy, especially if you load the car up with people and their luggage. Peugeot claims 52.3mpg, while emissions are up to 124g/km.
The 5008 is well equipped for the money too, with air-con, electric windows and alloy wheels standard across the range. You can also opt for a head-up display, panoramic sunroof and rear-seat entertainment.
All Peugeot 5008s need to be serviced every 12 months or 20,000 miles, although it’s recommended that cars used in stop/start or urban traffic a lot have a check-up every 12,500 miles or annually.
Services alternate between minor and major, priced at £140 and £250. Peugeot dealers offer an Essentials programme, which uses pattern parts to cut prices to £115 and £195. The same programme sees parts prices cut, denoted by the prices in brackets in the table below.
A cambelt is fitted to all engines apart from the THP units; it should be replaced every 10 years or 120,000 miles at a cost of £345. Fresh brake fluid is required every two years, at a cost of £49.
Insurance groups are competitive for the Peugeot 5008’s size and performance. They start at group 18 for the 129bhp petrol and 118bhp BlueHDi models, rising to 23 for the Allure model with 148bhp 2.0-litre BlueHDi power.
Low resale values are a bit of a bugbear for Peugeot across the board, and in spite of its practicality the 5008 doesn’t buck the trend. The 1.2 petrol is likely to suffer most, with predicted residuals of as little as 25 per cent for the Active model over three years/30,000 miles. Higher-spec diesels are likely to sink to around 30 per cent of their new value over the same period and miles. Good news for used car buyers.
In this review
- 1Used Peugeot 5008 (Mk1, 2008-2017) reviewThe Peugeot 5008 mixes seven-seat practicality with an upmarket interior
- 2How much will it cost? - currently readingPrices and fuel economy are plus points, but the Peugeot’s depreciation is a worry on newer cars
- 3How practical is it?Aside from a lack of oddment space, the Peugeot 5008 leaves little to gripe about
- 4What’s it like to drive?Strong engines, a comfortable ride and good refinement make long-haul trips a breeze
- 5What should you look out for?Some issues in terms of overall quality, but the engines should be reliable
- 6What do owners think? The Peugeot 5008 performed disappointedly in Driver Power, but the brand is becoming more reliable