The Peugeot 5008 is one of our favourite seven-seat MPVs. The combination of powerful diesel engine and smooth-shifting auto gearbox adds to the car’s appeal.
It’s the same engine used by the class-winning Ford Mondeo, and performance is similar, pulling from 30-60mph in 14.2 seconds. Strong brakes stop the outfit from 30mph in just 10.2 metres. The electronic parking brake makes starting and stopping on a steep hill less nervy, holding the outfit steady at the touch of a button. The 5008 pulled up the slope in first gear and reverse without complaint.
With the back seats folded our holiday luggage fitted in, but the towing electrics are hard to get at.