The 2020 Peugeot 5008 is a mid-size crossover SUV with three rows of seats. This model used to be an MPV, but since the redesign in 2017 it became the sport utility vehicle. Now, its popularity is growing and the Peugeot 5008 is ready to conquer new markets. The 7-seater offers the services of the new 8-speed automatic transmission but imposes the engine and high-end finishes as well. Since the disappearance of the minivan, the vehicle able to accommodate 7 passengers came with the new body and accessories.
The model lost some of its practicality. Higher access comes with the new class, but also better driving capabilities and off-road skills. Advantages of the 2020 Peugeot 5008 are comfort and elegance. Whatever happens, the SUV is smooth on the road. Moreover, if buyers opt for premium finishes, with 18- or 19-inch wheels, the vehicle becomes even more stylish. And the overall impression gets another boost the leather buckets, firmer than the fabric seats.
Performance, Driving, Handling
Unfortunately, the barges who will be interested in the introduction of the new 8-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox, associated with the 180 hp diesel engine, will inevitably be forced to take the high-end models, GT-Line and GT. However, the GT version, equipped with 19-inch Continental EcoContact tires, is less striking than the GT-Line model, fitted with 18-inch Michelin Primacy, that was standard last season.
The 7-seater SUV shows its full potential with the TDI engine that produces 190 hp. There is also a new version of DSG 7 automatic transmission. So, the Peugeot 5008 GT EAT8 is much more pleasant to drive. At higher speed, the original Aisin automatic transmission adds softness. It is also pretty quiet, trying not to abuse passengers even in the Sport mode. More demonstrative, and therefore sonorous, it offers only limited interest, because of the handling and paddles shifters. The GT version with EAT8 achieves 6.3 l/100 km average (37 mpg).
2020 Peugeot 5008 vs 3008
Experts managed to find 70 percent similarities between these two crossover SUVs. Highlights are on the interior and its comfort. The finesse of these two is retractable armchairs. If we compare the new 5008 to its rivals, it is more spacious than the brand-new Skoda Kodiaq, or the VW Tiguan Allspace 7-seater. Not to mention the Renault Grand Scenic, which is out of this league.
Renault Grand Scenic and Skoda Kodiaq come with only five seats. A 7-seat option costs 850 euro. The 2020 Peugeot 5008 is there with seven seats as the standard configuration. To reassure those who choose the longest body only to enjoy a deeper trunk, Peugeot has designed two removable chairs. They add two boots of 40 liters each, which increases the overall cargo volume to 780 liters. It is 60 liters better than Kodiaq. Removing these seats requires less effort since they weigh only 11 kilograms.
2020 Peugeot 5008 Features
Owners love their SUV because of the road performance and the quiet cabin. It increases overall comfort. The 2020 Peugeot 5008 will only upgrade this impression. Its modularity is worth of a minivan, but with a more stylish look. The previous edition set up some highlights, and comfortable and adjustable seats are taking the top position. There is also space for cargo.
Interior brings a stylish look and some of the most advanced features for the infotainment system. The reactivity of the touchscreen is definitely something we have to point on. Also, the high-end finishes will make a difference. Under the hood of the Peugeot 5008 is a 2.0 BlueHDi 180 engine as the most favorite option. It produces 180 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
The pricing for the new 2020 Peugeot 5008 is not available yet. The company announced only the cost of the GT model, which starts at 45,000 €. The competition comes from Hyundai Santa Fe, whose XL edition also offers 7-seat layout and plenty of space. With a 2.2-liter CRDi engine, it produces 200 hp and costs 53,000 euro. Kia Sorento comes with the same setup, but a 5-seat configuration and the lower price.
Skoda Kodiaq and VW Tiguan Allspace are two very similar SUVs. A 2.0-l TDI engine is under the hood and Volkswagen offers more equipment for its brand. Kodiaq starts at 40,000€. Nissan X-Trail is another cool option and it costs only 36k. Mitsubishi Outlander also offers the PHEV system. It is the best-selling plug-in hybrid so far in 2019.
2020 Peugeot 5008 Verdict
The 2020 Peugeot 5008 is going to be one of the most family-friendly SUVs for the European market. It is also the most comfortable Peugeot’s product. In addition to being beautiful, 5008 ticks many boxes of optional equipment. The driver’s seat is the most joyful to take advantage of the efficiency of the new SUV.