Review Peugeot 5008 2019: Crossway
I’m not afraid to tell you that I really like the current Peugeot line. Often underrated or underrated, there are Peugeots I would have much more prominent competition from Europe for one simple reason – I think they are better.
308 is a typical case, its 1.2-liter turbo cylinder is a brilliant car, with a groundbreaking edge, good chassis and cool interior. Much more interesting than Golf or Megane.
A few years ago, Peugeot’s parent company PSA removed the shackles of arranging its SUV with Mitsubishi, participating in the Paris Motor Show with two funny two-wheelers – 3008 and 5008. 3008 resided on the driveway. Our car for six days through the month and has impressed with its commitment to style and substance.
Peugeot currently offers 5008 and 3008 in a special edition called Crossway, with additional features compared to standard cars. With my familiarity with the 3008, Flynn’s editor wisely sent me out of the 5008-seat Crossroads so you get a little two in one here.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
Only 40 of the 5008 Crossways, but with Peugeot’s big machine still not exactly setting up sales charts, will still have some available. Peugeot thinks it has $ 3700 extra features compared to Allure.
For $ 46,990 before going on the road ($ 3008 Crossway is $ 43,490), you get 18-inch alloys, 10-speaker stereo, 12.3-inch digital dashboard, Alcantara trim, automatic parking, gesture-powered electric tailgate, wireless charging mat, Peugeot’s ‘Traction control’, dual-zone climate control, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, rugged safety pack, Keyless start and start and space saving widget.
The 10-speaker stereo is from Focal Audio. Peugeot said Focal was involved in the design phase of 3008 and 5008 and had a say in some cabin materials to improve the system’s performance. How strange!
As with most Peugeots, everything is crammed into an 8.0-inch touch screen, which can be annoying even if used to. The software is good enough and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which are very welcome.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
Of the two, I think the 3008 is a nicer car, but the 5008 is also a really nice design.
Peugeot rediscovered the audacity with these two cars after being a bit dull 208/308/2008. 5008, is a longer seven-seater with a much more upright rear end. I really like the front of the 3008, which is less complicated than the GT-Line we have.
Crossway has some specific decals on column B, with the first latitude longitude reference, along with black roof and chrome bits. It’s all really limited, and it looks great with silver (one of four colors), especially with the blacked roof and pillars.
The interior is a cracker. Creative, well laid out and with the use and selection of great materials, it’s really special. The eccentric ‘i-cockpit’ seemed to work very well in the year 5008. There are some lovely accents, such as the aluminum piano key switch for shortcut buttons, the blue Crossway stitching and fabric pieces. on the door and dash.
In 5008 Crossway, you get specific floor mats (3008 misses) along with blue stitching and blue ambient light. The front seats are comfortable to sit because they are good to look at.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
A seven-seater and a more boxy machine than the 3008, it was huge inside.
The middle row slides forward and back to help the poor people in the third row. Two dance chairs also have a simple release / take-out function. Parts are placed under the car to accommodate the seat.
Transition of column B, the two SUVs are almost identical, so you have a useful pair of cups (not always in a French car), holding bottles at each door (like you do in the back , with a total of four), a control tray for your phone, a storage mat for charging mats and a USB port, a deep center console with good sized handrails and glove boxes.
Rear-seat passengers have plenty of legroom, sit on 40/20 / 40 folding seats, and have access to a pair of aircraft-style trays on the front seats and control their own fans.
No center armrest or cupholder, though, may seem strange, but it means a comfortable seat for the average passenger. All seats in addition to the third row are very comfortable and Alcantara is a really nice option.
Back in the third row, there are small cups molded on either side, connected to a slot for phones or Smarties.
The boots are massive. With the third row stowed away, you’ll have 780 liters to fill and with the middle row below, a whopping 1980 liters. With all your seats up, you’ll have enough space for a couple of soft pockets and an umbrella.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 7/10
Another thing Peugeot has improved is its petrol engine. In this case, the 1.6-liter turbo engine produces 121kW / 240Nm, driving the front wheels via a six-speed Aisin automatic transmission. That might not seem like a lot of power or torque for a 4.6-meter seven-seater, but it weighs under 1500kg.
That is especially good. It is clearly not a rocket, with a time of 0 – 100km / h being 10.5 seconds.
How much fuel does it consume? 7/10
According to official figures, the 5008 will consume 95 RON premium fuel at a speed of 7.0L / 100km. It would be great if you could get it, especially (again) for its size.
We achieved 9.3L / 100km when running in the suburbs, which is not too bad and means that about 8.0L / 100km can be achieved in mixed driving.
What safety devices are equipped? What is a safety assessment? 8/10
Crossway has six airbags, ABS, stability and traction control, AEB forward, forward collision warning, blind spot detection, surround view camera, reversing camera, lane keeping assist, scene lane departure warning, adaptive journey, and traffic sign recognition.
There are three top anchor points in the middle row and two outer ISOFIX points.
5008 scored a maximum of five ANCAP stars in October 2018.