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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. 

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.

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.

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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

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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Model   

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.

Overall Rating    

90/100

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

 

Dimensions

 
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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