Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - FEATURES -

It is: Mid-size, seven-seat MPV with a choice of three trim lev­els, two petrol en­gines and three diesel en­gines. Cost: £17,345 to £24,145. Gears: Most have a sixspeed man­ual shift.

Au­to­matic: Two-pedal man­ual with the 1.6 diesel.

Kit: Air con­di­tion­ing and sta­bil­ity con­trol on all mod­els.

Size: It is 178 inches long, 72 ins wide, plus mir­rors, 64.5 inches high (4.53x1.83x1.64m).

On test: The 1.6 diesel sixspeed man­ual with 110bhp and 191lb-ft torque.

Gen­eral econ­omy: In the mid-40s in mixed mo­tor­ing. Peu­geot quotes a com­bined av­er­age of 53.2mpg with a tax-friendly 140g/km CO2.

Pace: 114mph and 0-62mph in 12.9 sec­onds.

For: New look on the block with the con­ve­nience of seven seats. Econ­omy is good and you should ex­pect more than 50mpg on open road driv­ing. Com­pet­i­tively priced.

Against: Noth­ing I didn’t get used to. Pricier mod­els run into com­pe­ti­tion from the roomier and sportier Ford S-Max (from £20,645).

Ver­dict: Very smart, handy MPV, neat enough for ev­ery­day mo­tor­ing, large enough for five on hol­i­day.

More: 0845 200 1234.

Pic­tures: Beau Manby.

NUM­BERS GAME: Peu­geot calls the 5008 a “com­pact MPV”.

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