Peugeot 5008 GT FWD 2022 Review

Peugeot 5008 GT is it any good

Peugeot 5008 GT – This week I have been driving the Peugeot 5008GT SUV. It’s an interesting car for a number of reasons.

2022 Peugeot 5008 GT Sport First up is that while it looks stylish and chic, it’s actually quite large with a wheelbase longer than a Hyundai Santa Fe or Kia Sorento. This means that internal room for the front and middle row passengers is almost best in class.

Second up is that it’s powered by a turbo 1.6L turbo petrol engine that produces 133Kw/250Nm. Not particularly huge figures, but it has zippy performance and excellent ride and handling dynamics.

2022 Peugeot 5008 GT Sport

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Third, the 5008 GT is packed with little comfort and luxury features that cost thousands extra on other premium European brands.

MY21 Peugeot 5008 GT Petrol.

Fourth is the flexibility of the seating arrangement. It’s a 5 plus two seat configuration and it works well. The middle three seats are individual and can be folded as such. Rear seats fold flat and can be removed for a picnic if desired.

Fifth one is for drivers with ageing backs. The seat is especially comfortable with a 5 mode massage function that helps to ensure you arrive where you’re going relaxed.

Priced from $65,657 plus the usual costs the 5008 GT provides something just a little different to the usual family SUVs.

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2022 Peugeot 5008 GT Sport rear

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • European Chic without the price
  • Interior room
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Radar Cruise control not selective
  • No full size spare
  • Confusing specs between petrol and diesel

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Model   

Peugeot 5008 GT 1.6L

Model Price$65,657 MLP*
Engine1.6L 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol
DrivetrainFWD 8 Sp AT
Power133kW @ 5,500rpm
Torque250Nm @ 1,650rpm
Safety5 Star ANCAP (Tested Dec 2017)
CO2 Emissions128 g/km Euro 6
Economy ADR/ Capacity5.6L/100km / 6.1L/100K on test / 56L
0-100kmh/Top Speed9.4 secs / 220 kmh
Servicing12 Mths / 20,000km Assured Pricing
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

MY21 Peugeot 5008 GT Petrol.

Overall Rating    

87/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment9
Performance8
Ride and Handling9
Practicality9
Fit for Purpose9
Styling / Design9
Technology / connectivity8
Value for Money8

2022 Peugeot 5008 GT Sport

5008 GT Dimensions

 
Overall Length4641mm
Wheelbase2840mm
Width / Height1844mm / 1646mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depthN/A
Approach / RO / DepartureN/A
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle56 Litres / 12.5mts KTK
Boot Min / Max L591L / 1670L
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM / Payload1521kg / 2190kg / 3490kg / 608kg
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating1300kg / 130kg

Some Peugeot 5008 GT General Thoughts

  • This is an unusual SUV in that its purely a front wheel drive vehicle,
  • Its stylish but the long wheelbase and short overhangs gives it a somewhat sausage dog look. Its appealing and very different
  • The front two seat rows have ample room for passengers.
  • The middle row of seats are individualized which is good but they can be a little slim for some passengers.
  • Rear seats are for occasional two people but comfortable.
  • The boot room is more than adequate and the flexibility of the seat folding is unique
  • So is the fact that the rear two seats can be easily removed
  • I love the whole driver instrument binnacle design
  • The central screen is a little small these days
  • The small turbo engine is willing but can labour if there was five on board with luggage
  • However its astonishingly economical. Better that a hybrid
  • I simply don’t understand the specification level difference between the diesel and petrol GT versions. I’m not the only one.
  • Ride, handling and general dynamics are definitely European and encourage driver engagement.

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Summary

Peugeot 5008 GT – This week I have been driving the Peugeot 5008GT SUV. It’s an interesting car for a number of reasons.

Priced from $65,657 plus the usual costs the 5008 GT provides something just a little different to the usual family SUVs.

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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.