New cars hit the market each and every year, so it can be difficult to distinguish which car is the best pick for you.
The all new Peugeot 5008 comes with a ton of features that can make driving easy and enjoyable. In this article, you will learn about some of the car’s features so that you can make an educated choice on which vehicle to drive home from the car lot.
1: TECHNOLOGY AND COMFORT
Riding in a vehicle for several hours can prove to be somewhat uncomfortable. However, the new Peugeot 5008 features technology and comfort that is unparalleled, allowing you and your passengers to drive and ride in comfort.
To begin, the technology in the Peugeot 5008 proves to make driving easier. The vehicle features the new Peugeot i-Cockpit, which includes a touchscreen, electric impulse automatic gear box, and a small steering wheel with controls. The i-Cockpit is equipped with DAB radio as well as smartphone mirroring and Bluetooth technology, so you can listen to your own tunes as you drive.
The i-Cockpit also gives you the ability to use satellite navigation and display a variety of apps from your smartphone on to the touchscreen.
As far as the space in the car is concerned, the Peugeot 5008 can seat seven people, making it a great option for large families and friend groups. The third-row seats are removable, and the front passenger seat can be folded flat to increase space. This can be beneficial if you’re transporting large objects and need a bit more space to do so.
Lastly, your passengers can ride in comfort, as some models of the Peugeot 5008 include back seat tray tables and window blinds.
Overall, the technology and comfort in the new Peugeot 5008 is unmatched!
2: EXTERIOR DESIGN
Thanks to the additional seating in the Peugeot 5008, the vehicle is about 190mm longer than the 3008. The vehicle’s length as well as it’s sleek, athletic design, helps it stand out on the road.
At the front of the car, you will see a large chrome grille that includes inserts. The headlights and taillights are LED. Peugeot describes the front headlights as “feline” in appearance, with “three-claw” LED lights in the back. The Peugeot team obviously took their logo seriously in the design of this car, also providing a color option called “Lion Grey.”
Other color options for the exterior include Bianca White, Platinum Grey, Perla Nera Black, Gust Blue, Emerald Crystal, Artense Grey, Amazonite, and Pearl White.
So, not only will you be able to ride in comfort thanks to the spacious boot and numerous technology options, you can also ride in style, with stunning color options and a bold design.
3: HANDLING AND FUEL ECONOMY
The Peugeot 5008 comes with your choice of a six-speed manual or an automatic gearbox, and the engine choices include both a 1.2- and 1.6-litre petrol engine.
While many may think that the 1.2-litre engine is a bit small for such a large vehicle, the engine can easily handle the vehicle and offers a more affordable gas price than the 1.6-litre. While the vehicle isn’t necessarily tightly sprung, the size of its wheels and the size of the vehicle help drivers glide over bumps in the road.
However, if you add bigger wheels, or you go over a particularly large pothole, you may be jostled a bit more than you’d like, so keep that in mind.
Another important aspect about a vehicle is how much fuel it will take to get it where it needs to go. If you choose the manual Peugeot 5008, you can expect around 40 miles per gallon. The 1.6-litre engine can return about 65 miles per gallon conservatively.
Other vehicles of the same size don’t have the same type of fuel economy as the Peugeot 5008. In fact, similarly-sized SUVs have an average of around 23 miles per gallon, almost half of what the new Peugeot 5008 offers. The Fiat 124 Spider has an average of about 30 miles per gallon, and the Honda Fit has about 36 miles per gallon.
So, not only are you getting a big family car that handles well, even with a smaller engine, you’re also getting a vehicle that has a pretty decent fuel economy for its size.
4: SAFETY FEATURES
Staying safe on the road is so important and, with the average family size increasing, Peugeot has taken extra care in installing the best safety features possible in the new Peugeot 5008.
The Peugeot 5008’s middle row allows parents to put three child’s seats next to one another. This can give parents a peace of mind when driving, especially because most experts agree that children should be in a safety seat until they reach a certain height.
Other safety features in the new Peugeot 5008 include an auto emergency breaking system, which can help you break in the event of an emergency, as well as a tiredness detection system, which lets you know when you’re swerving into another land by accident.
Warning signs and other road signs are also scanned by a camera and displayed in the aforementioned i-Cockpit to help drivers stay alert to changing road circumstances. This can help you keep your eyes on the road instead of letting them wander to find information like speed limits and warning signs.
Lastly, the Peugeot 5008 scored a 5-star rating on the Euro NCAP test, meaning it was deemed one of the best European cars for safety.
With all of these safety features, and the excellent safety rating, you can be sure that you, your family, and your friends stay safe when navigating the roads.
As you can see, the new Peugeot 5008 has so much to offer the everyday driver. Especially good for families, the Peugeot 5008 is packed with style, technology, and comfort that allows you to transport large groups and even haul larger items, without breaking a sweat.