Peugeot e-5008 Review 2024

Written by Phil Hall

heycar ratingSophisticated 7-seat electric SUV
  • 2024
  • SUV
  • EV

Quick overview


  • Efficient and relaxing to drive
  • Stylish and practical interior
  • Impressive 8 year warranty


  • Less ISOFIX fittings than previous model
  • Manual seat adjustment seems stingy 
  • Better value electric SUVs if you don't need 7 seats

Overall verdict on the Peugeot e-5008

“There's a lot to like about the Peugeot e-5008. It looks great inside and out, offers a decent range and plenty of space. There are more rounded electric SUVs out there, but they don't offer the versatility of seven seats.”

Peugeot e-5008 Review 2024: side angle

The outgoing Peugeot 5008 established itself as one of our favourite large family SUVs, so we've got high hopes for the new model. Has it hit the mark? Find out in our Peugeot e-5008 review.

If you're thinking that Peugeot's large 7-seater has gone all-electric, you're sort of right. You see, along with electric-only versions of the e-5008, you'll also be able to buy it with a petrol-powered hybrid engine and a plug-in hybrid engine. These are coming later in the year, but thanks to them using some form of battery power it means Peugeot can call them 'e-5008'.

So what about the pure EV versions of the e-5008? It uses the same platform as the new e-3008 and will be offered in both single and dual-motor flavours, but for now it'll be available with as a single motor configuration with a 73kWh battery pack. Badged the Electric 210, it has 210PS and an official WLTP range of up to 311 miles. A heat pump is standard on the e-5008 as well so you shouldn't find winter range to be too compromised. 

It's not just the same platform that the e-5008 shares with the e-3008, but also similar styling cues as well. Sporting a modern, crisp-edged look, the e-5008 looks much sleeker than the car it replaces, while the lines are more angular than the sporty Peugeot e-3008. That's particularly noticeable at the rear, as the focus here is on creating maximum space inside.

Step inside the new Peugeot e-5008 and again, it's very similar to the e-3008. There's an impressive freestanding 21-inch curved display that has dual screens for both infotainment and driving information, which thanks to the ambient LED lighting underneath, appears to almost float. There are also new touch-sensitive controls on the Peugeot e-5008’s steering wheel, while fully-customisable Peugeot i-Toggles on the centre console give instant access to 10 favourite user functions.

The new Peugeot e-5008, which measures 4.8 metres long, has an extended wheelbase that gives improved space inside over the old car. Middle row seat space has been increased, while the third row of seats fold flat to increase boot space when not in use. Speaking of which, the new Peugeot e-5008 has a 348-litre boot with all seven seats occupied. Fold the third row of seats and it expands to 916 litres. With all rear seats folded, there is up to 2,232 litres of space.

The Peugeot e-5008 will be available in two trim levels - Allure and GT, and while prices are still to be confirmed officially, we expect them to be around £2500 more than a similar spec'd e-3008. As an example, a single-motor e-3008 in Allure trim with a 73kWh battery starts at £45,850.

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If you need seven seats and want to make the switch to an EV, then the Peugeot E-5008 could be for you. Electric rivals are limited (for now), but it's certainly an attractive looking car with an excellent range. It's not cheap, but we expect you'll soon be able to find a great PCP deal on one, while there are a wide selection of petrol or diesel seven-seater cars out there to choose from to. A used Skoda Kodiaq or SEAT Tarraco will cost significantly less, while a previous-generation 5008 starts from as little as £15,000 on heycar.

For now your choice of engine is limited to the single motor model with a 73kWh battery with a range up to 311 miles. That means the only choice you have to make is which trim level to choose from, and that's kept pretty simple as well, with only two to pick from - Allure and GT, with the GT offering a few more little luxuries that make it our pick.

While there are no shortage of electric SUVs for choose from these days, for those after a seven-seat electric SUV don't have quite the same breadth of choice.

Both the Tesla Model X and the 7-seat specific Kia EV9 both cost significantly more, leaving the Mercedes-Benz EQB as the Peugeot e-5008s closest competitor. The styling might be a bit forgettable but it features a quality cabin, has a decent range and drives well. 

If you're looking at the plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid version of the E-5008, you've got a bit more choice, including the likes of the excellent Skoda Kodiaq and Kia Sorento

Comfort and design: Peugeot e-5008 interior

“You can't help but be impressed by the futuristic floating display, spacious cabin and cool ambient lighting.”

Peugeot e-5008 Review 2024: Interior and digital dash

Up front and the Peugeot e-5008's interior design is virtually indistinguishable from that of the smaller e-3008. Here you'll find a striking 21-inch digital curved display that Peugeot has mounted to it looks like it's floating about the rest of the dash. As a design it works really well and makes you feel nicely cocooned in the driving seat.

As with other Peugeot models, the design is based around the company's i-Cockpit design. This means that rather than look through the steering wheel at the digital instrument display, you look over it and to help this the e-5008 comes with a smaller steering wheel than you might be used to. The steering wheel is actually really comfy and while it might take a bit more adjustment in the seat to get a clear view of the display, it works really well. 

Supplementing the large curved display is a secondary display that Peugeot has called 'i-Toggles'. In essence, this is a bank of customisable controls that provide quick access to a range of features to save you time having to dive into the main touchscreen interface. While it's not quite as intuitive to use as physical buttons or dials, it's better than simply relying on jabbing on a touchscreen when you're on the move. Failing that, there's also the e-5008's voice assistant on hand that's activated when you say 'OK Peugeot'. 

With just two trim levels to choose from, the entry-level Allure trim is pretty comprehensively spec'd, but GT spec cars get a few little extras that make the interior of the e-5008 a little bit nicer. This includes heated seats, Alcantara upholstery and a 360-degree camera. We're also big fans of the ambient lighting on GT-spec cars, while there are eight colours to choose from. 

Just as we've seen with the e-3008, the interior quality of the Peugeot e-5008 overall is very good. The are some really nice materials used round the dashboard and central console, with less desirable materials used lower in the cabin out of arms reach. While the overall quality of the e-5008 doesn't quite match the premium feel of pricer German rivals, it's still very good. 

As we've touched on, the curved 21-inch display looks really slick. It's divided into two displays, with a digital instrument display in front of the driver that's supported by a central touchscreen infotainment display. There are no physical controls as such, but the main touchscreen is supplemented by a secondary screen underneath that provides customisable quick access to regularly used features.

The design of the menu system does feel unnecessarily complex, while you do miss dedicated controls to change some settings without the need to take your eye off the road. We could be picky, but it also feels a bit clumsy to have the navigation disappear briefly while you change the climate control. The customisable i-Toggles do reduce these frustrations somewhat, however, and the quality of the display and it's responsiveness is also very good. There's also a voice-activated personal assistant on hand if you want to avoid jabbing at the screen as you drive along - simply start with 'OK Peugeot'. This provides access to infotainment and climate control functions, as well as your phone contacts.  

There's wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, while you can also ensure your battery is kept topped up with wireless charging. Don't fancy using Google or Waze to navigate via your phone? The e-5008 has a TomTom 3D connected navigation system on hand and with our time with the car, it worked very well. 

While the boot space on the Peugeot e-3008 falls slightly short, things are much better with the larger e-5008. With all three rows of seats in place you get 348 litres of storage - a bit more than a 7-seat configured Kia EV9, but you'll find that this measurement doesn't just factor in the open loading bay, but the clever underfloor storage as well.

Pop the last row of seats down (done via releases in the back of the boot - no electric folding seats here) and the boot space of the Peugeot e-5008 expands to a huge 916 litres. That's more than the 828 litres offered by the EV9 and more than the PHEV version of the Skoda Kodiaq, while with both rows of seats collapsed you can enjoy 2,232 litres of storage space. 

While it is possible to squeeze a couple of adults into the third row of seats, these are really best suited to children. It'll also mean that the middle row of seats can be moved further back for better legroom. And Peugeot's tinkered with the configuration of the middle row of seats compared to the old car. Instead of three individual seats on the previous car (which each had its own ISOFIX fixings), the latest Peugeot e-5008 has a more typical second row design with a 40/20/40 split that sees a smaller central seat without ISOFIX. On the plus side, there's ample space and legroom, the seats can slide and recline, while there's also access to climate control settings.

Moving to the front and there's plenty of space here as well. There's a good amount of storage and the seats are nice and comfy as well - even after long hours behind the wheel on our test drive didn't result in any discomfort. On slight grumble though is the manual seat adjustment - it feels a little bit at odds with the rest of the premium feel Peugeot is striving for. 

Handling and ride quality: What is the Peugeot e-5008 like to drive?

"It may have a sporty steering wheel, but the Peugeot e-5008 is a much more sedate and controlled drive, with performance to match."

Peugeot e-5008 Review 2024: Dynamic driving

The squared-off and small steering wheel suggests you're getting into something pretty dynamic. Truth is, the Peugeot e-5008 is a large family SUV and once you're on the move any thoughts of a sporty drive soon drift away. 

But that's fine. It's a 7-seat family SUV after all and for most people, the e-5008 happily gets on with the job. The steering might be quite heavily weighted in the 'Normal' driving mode, but it's light enough to happily guide it around town at low speeds. The steering does get a bit heavier in 'Sport' mode, but still gives enough feedback.

We had the luxury of driving the Peugeot e-5008 on smooth Swedish roads, so to get a full picture of ride comfort, we'll have to wait until we've driven it on UK roads. Our GT-spec car with 20-inch alloys though felt very good - the car felt settled and well-controlled on a variety of different roads.  

The new Peugeot e-5008 has a choice of three electric drivetrains. These are called Electric 210 Single Motor, Electric 230 Long Range Single Motor, and Electric 320 Dual Motor AWD.

For now there's just one option available to buy - the Peugeot e-5008 Electric 210. As the name suggests, it has a 210PS electric motor that's paired with a 73kWh battery pack. If you're expecting it to shove you in the back when you press the throttle like we've seen with some electric SUVs, you're going to be disappointed. Accelerating to 62mph takes 9.7 seconds and has a top speed of 105mph. While this figure feels a little on the slow side, there's plenty of torque available for overtakes when needed. 

While that kind of performance should be enough for most families, the range-topping Peugeot e-5008 Electric 320 Dual Motor AWD blends the same 73kWh battery with a 320PS all-wheel drive powertrain. It's set to be very fast, though performance figures are still to be revealed. 

The Peugeot e-5008 has a range of up to 410 miles, but that's the Electric 230 Long Range Single Motor model that doesn't arrive until later in the year. Both the Electric 320 Dual Motor AWD and Electric 210 Single Motor both provide a range of up to 311 miles. These are official WLTP figures though, so don't expect this kind of range in real world conditions - there are numerous factors that can impact an EVs range. 

The e-5008 PHEV when it arrives is likely to have an electric-only range of up to 49 miles. 

Just as we found with the slightly smaller e-3008, the new Peugeot e-5008 is very refined on the road. On the smooth road surfaces we tested it on in Denmark and Sweden, we found the e-5008 to be a relaxing drive, with only a touch of tyre and wind noise creeping through into the cabin. 

For now, the e-5008 is still to be crash tested by Euro NCAP, but with plenty of safety tech on offer, a wide array of airbags and previous performance and we're confident of a high score. 

You'll find plenty of driver-assistance technology as standard on the Peugeot e-5008, with an advanced emergency braking system that employs a radar to detect vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, while there's a reversing camera fitted as standard. There's also the option to get a bird's-eye view with what Peugeot calls a 360-degree Vision system. It uses four cameras positioned round the car and is supported by 12 sensors to help avoid any obstacles you might not see that are close to the vehicle. 

As well as this, GT-spec cars get Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop& Go function and lane positioning assist - once you've set the desired speed, the e-5008 manages that speed, slowing the car depending on traffic and keeping it the same lane. 

Charging times: How much does it cost to charge the Peugeot e-5008?

"You'll be able to top up the battery of the Peugeot e-5008 from 20-80% in as little as half and hour thanks to the rapid charge rate of 160kW."

Peugeot e-5008 Review 2024: rear three quarters

This not quite as fast at the EV9's 210kW, but for quick top-ups you can expect to add 62 miles of range in around 10 minutes, which should make it a really versatile option for those longer journeys. 

The Peugeot e-5008 also has a 11kW three-phase AC charger as standard, but a 22kW version is available as an option. 

If you're likely to be charging at home with a 7kW wallbox, charging times are expected to take around 8 hours with the 73kWh battery pack. 

In Honest John's most recent Satisfaction Index Peugeot didn't fair at all well, though a lot of that was levelled at the 1.2-litre petrol engine. With electric cars having significantly less moving parts, there are fewer components to fail, so hopefully the e-5008 should fare a lot better. 

The Peugeot e-5008 also comes with an excellent eight-year/100,000 mile warranty - this covers both the car and battery, though it'll need to be serviced every two years at a Peugeot Service Centre. 

At the time of writing, insurance groups for the Peugeot e-5008 are still to be set. For reference, the lowest insurance group for another 7-seat EV, the Mercedes EQB, is 46 and tops out at 50 (the highest insurance group possible). 

While you don't have to pay any road tax currently on an EV, that's all going to change from April 2025 when electric cars will be charged that same standard rate as a petrol or diesel car - that's currently £190 per year, but is likely to increase.

As even the entry-level Peugeot e-5008 has a list price over £40,000, you'll have to pay what's known as a premium car tax that's applicable from the second time the car is taxed. This is currently set at £410, so along with the £190 road tax you're paying, you're looking at a total outgoing of £600 to pay each year. 

How much should you be paying for a used Peugeot e-5008?

"Prices are still to be confirmed but the Peugeot e-5008 is expected to start at around £48,500 in entry-level Allure trim."

Peugeot e-5008 Review 2024: Interior and rear seating

That's only a bit more than the smaller e-3008 that it shares much of its tech with, which means you get quite a bit of extra space and versatility for the price. 

How does that compare to seven-seat EV rivals? The Mercedes EQB starts at around £52,000, but the likes Kia EV9 is nearer £65,000.

Peugeot's keeping it simple with the new e-5008 and offering it in just two trim levels: Allure and GT. Pick the e-5008 in Allure trim and you get 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, Peugeot Open & Go (that's keyless entry and start to you and I), a large 21-inch curved digital display (this incorporates both the digital instrument panel and central touchscreen media system), customisable ambient lighting, tri-zone automatic climate control, wireless smartphone charger, rear parking sensors and an HD rear view camera that includes a wash system to ensure it's kept clear. 

Move up to the e-5008 in GT trim and you get larger 20-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, heated front seats and steering wheel, a handsfree electric tailgate and Alcantara upholstery. As well as this, the e-5008 GT also gets Pixel LED headlights that adjust to the road conditions and oncoming traffic, adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, a handsfree smart electric tailgate, while GT spec cars also have a black diamond roof and rear spoiler. The e-5008 is available in a choice of six colours: Obsession Blue, Ingaro Blue, Okenite White, Nera Black, Cumulus Grey and Titane Grey.

Ask the heycar experts: common questions

The standard Peugeot e-5008 210 Single Motor has a range of up to 347 miles. The Peugeot e-5008 230 Long Range – with its bigger battery – can manage up to 410 miles.
The new Peugeot e-5008 is an electric seven-seater – but from launch, there will also be a petrol-powered new Peugeot 5008, with a 136PS hybrid engine setup. A new Peugeot 5008 plug-in hybrid follows in 2025.
Not quite - along with the new Peugeot e-5008 you also have the option of the new Kia EV9 if you're looking for pure electric performance with three-row, seven-seat practicality.

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