Peugeot 5008 review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs
Diesel engines offer strong economy figures, and even the small petrol is reasonable
If fuel economy is your priority, then the 1.5 BlueHDi 130 diesel is the best engine to buy. It's the most economical of the lot, with claimed economy on the latest WLTP test procedure of up to 55.1mpg combined. For reference, under the old NEDC test, it achieved 68.9mpg, which was the same as the old 1.6 BlueHDi 100, but obviously with more power than the old 1.6 BlueHDi 120.
Add the EAT8 auto gearbox to the 1.5 BlueHDi, and economy improves slightly with a combined best of 56.3mpg. 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 another spec 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 178bhp. 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 47.1mpg.
If you go for petrol power, the 1.2 PureTech 130 option is a decent pick, managing up to 44.2mpg with a manual gearbox and up to 43.6mpg 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 39.6mpg, making it the least economcal choice in the range.
Emissions for the diesels range from 102g/km for the 1.5 BlueHDi EAT8, up to 124g/km for the 2.0 BlueHDi with the same gearbox. The petrol models have emissions ranging from 115-128g/km. Again, these figures are subject to change with the addition of bigger wheels and higher trim grades.
The 5008 starts off in group 14 for a 1.2 PureTech Active, or group 15 for the 1.5 BlueHDi version. Move up the range, and you'll generally climb an insurance group or two. Surprisingly, the 1.6 PureTech still only sits in group 15, but the most expensive to insure are the 2.0-litre diesel models, which are in groups 22 and 23.
The Peugeot 5008 is a desirable SUV, but not quite as desirable as the smaller 3008, according to our experts. The 5008 range retains around 41-45 per cent of its value after three years, but the 3008 is better, with a range of around 43-49 per cent. In comparison, the Skoda Kodiaq is in the 48-52 per cent ballpark, although that's across a fire wider spread of models in the line-up.
In this review
- 1Peugeot 5008 reviewThe Peugeot 5008 takes the SUV looks of the smaller 3008 and adds more 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, and even the small petrol is reasonable
- 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