Peugeot 5008 review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
Diesel engines offer strong economy figures, although insurance premiums might be a little pricey
If fuel economy is your priority, then the 1.5 BlueHDi 130 diesel is the best engine to buy. If chosen with the six-speed manual transmission, it's the most economical of the lot, with a claimed WLTP combined economy figure of up to 60.8mpg.
If you spec the eight-speed auto box with the 1.5 BlueHDi, then economy decreases slightly with a combined best of 57.8mpg. It's worth noting that these economy figures are for the most basic version of the 5008 that these engines come in, and moving up to one with bigger wheels, or more weight courtesy of the extra kit on board, will see these figures reduce, but only marginally.
The other diesel option is a 2.0 BlueHDi 180 unit, with 175bhp. The 2.0-litre used to be available with 148bhp and a six-speed manual gearbox, but with the 1.5 making 128bhp, this unit has been retired, leaving the more powerful version that comes with the EAT8 auto box as standard. Under the WLTP test this manages a combined best of 51.1mpg.
If you go for petrol power, the 1.2 PureTech 130 option is a decent pick, managing up to 48.0mpg with a manual gearbox and up to 46.0mpg with the EAT8 auto. Sure, it’s not as economical as the diesels, but those figures mean it’s not out of the question to go for the petrol. At the top of the petrol range, the 1.6 PureTech 180 with the EAT8 auto fitted as standard manages up to 43.3mpg, making it the least economical choice in the range.
Emissions for the diesels range from 122g/km for the 1.5 BlueHDi manual, up to 168g/km for the 2.0 BlueHDi auto. The petrol models have emissions ranging from 13-177g/km. Again, these figures are subject to change with the addition of bigger wheels and higher trim grades.
The 5008 starts off in group 20 for a 1.2 PureTech Active Premium, or group 21 for the 1.5 BlueHDi version. Move up the range, and you'll generally climb an insurance group or two. The 1.6 PureTech still sits in group 28/29, along with the 2.0-litre diesel models.
In this review
- 1VerdictThe Peugeot 5008 is a stylish family SUV, with good practicality and space and a third row of seats
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe 5008 is comfortable and decent to drive, with punchy petrol and diesel engines
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingDiesel engines offer strong economy figures, although insurance premiums might be a little pricey
- 4Interior, design and technologyOne of the best interiors of any seven-seater car
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spacePlenty of space inside, but visibility isn’t great
- 6Reliability and SafetyLack of data means it’s hard to judge the all-new 5008’s reliability