Peugeot 5008 1.6L GT 2021 Review

PEUGEOT’S 5008 SUV is a market leader in Europe’s SUV segment and when you drive the recently released model here you realise that is for good reason. It is impressive having a level of style and comfort hard to match for the price. 

2021 Peugeot 5008 GT. ( It’s well-equipped including 18 inch grey alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, heated nappa leather seats, driver massage function and sumptuous Alcantara and leather effect trim.

2021 Peugeot 5008 GT. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

Behind the small sports steering wheel is a 12.3-inch customisable digital display screen including navigation directions. With individualised seven seats it’s also comfortable, practical and versatile.


Powered by a 1.6L 4 Cyl turbo petrol engine that produces enough power and torque for the six speed transmission to allow both relaxed cruising and zippy around town driving. The ride, handling and general driving dynamics rivals its European counterparts

2021 Peugeot 5008 GT. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

Priced from $51,990 plus the usual costs the 5008 offers a surprisingly value based alternative to the premium European brands along with style and individual panache.

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2021 Peugeot 5008 GT. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)


  • Stylish design
  • Driving dynamics
  • Standard features

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 2021 Peugeot 5008 GT. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)


Peugeot 5008 GT Sport

Model Price $ 51,990 MLP* As Tested $56,570 MLP*
Engine 1.6L 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain FWD 6 Sp Sports AT
Power 114 kW at 5,500rpm
Torque 240 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 156 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity 7.0 L/100km / 44L
0-100kmh/Top Speed 10.5 sec / 201 kmh
Servicing 12 Months / 20000 km
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 Peugeot 5008 GT. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Technology/Connectivity 9
Fun Factor/Street Appeal 9
Value for Money 10

 2021 Peugeot 5008 GT. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)


Overall Length 4641mm
Wheelbase 2840mm
Width / Height 1844mm / 1646mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth TBA
Boot Capacity Min / Max 591L / 1670L
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 56 Litres / TBA
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM 1473kg / 2160kg / 3510kg
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 1350kg / TBAkg

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.