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Peugeot 5008 1.2 PureTech Active 5dr EAT8

  • Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 5 door suv
  • 149 g/km CO2
  • 149 g/km CO2 emissions
  • 10.2 secs 0 to 62 mph
  • 131 bhp Engine power

Ten Second Review

Your perfect Peugeot 5008 might be this one, the Hybrid e-DSC6. It's not possible to plug it in, but if you want this stylised Gallic seven-seat SUV, it makes more sense than any other powerplant in the range.

Background

Wait long enough and everything comes along at once. Take electrification in Peugeot's largest SUV, the seven-seat 5008, for instance. From 2017 to early 2024, it was on sale here without the slightest hint of electric or Hybrid power beneath the bonnet, even though Peugeot had a PHEV system that might have been made to fit. Today, there's still no PHEV 5008, but arguably this model line is now able to offer something rather better. Namely a more affordable non-plug-in 48V Hybrid model at an accessible price. And, for those wanting to go the whole hog, a full-EV the E-5008 model too. We have a suspicion that it's the Hybrid that's a better fit for the current market - and that's what we look at here.

Driving Experience

As with its 308 and 408 showroom stablemates, the 5008 Hybrid 136 e-DSC6 uses this 48V Hybrid unit only in its faster 136hp form (smaller Peugeot models like the 208 supermini also get it in lesser 100hp guise). As ever with a full-Hybrid, you have to have an auto gearbox, though this is a rather different kind of self-shifting transmission - and not only because it's of the dual-clutch sort and restricted to six speeds. Built into its casing is a DC inverter, an Engine Control Unit and, most significantly, a little 28hp electric motor powered by a tiny battery secreted beneath the front passenger seat. On the move, this motor can work together with this Hybrid model's 1.2-litre petrol engine - or separately from it. And, unlike with a mild hybrid system like that fitted to say, a Volkswagen Tiguan, here the car can be driven for short urban distances (under 18mph) on electric power alone. During deceleration, the petrol engine stops and the e-motor acts as a generator to recharge the Hybrid system's 48V battery. The battery also stores the energy recuperated by the regenerative braking system. The motor additionally assists the engine under acceleration - such as from standstill to 62mph, which in 'Sport' mode takes 10.4s en route to 124mph.

Design and Build

Apart from the badging, there aren't any visual giveaways as to this 5008's Hybrid status. It remains quite a good looking thing and Peugeot hopes that this MK2 model looks every bit the mid-sized family SUV that so many buyers seem to want. Certainly all the hallmarks are there: a long, horizontal bonnet, a vertical front end and a raised body line. At the front, updates in more recent times include restyled headlights that flank a smart frameless grille, while gloss black side scoops and a painted treadplate are integrated within a stylish bumper design. At the rear, the taillights feature full-LED technology with Peugeot's iconic three-claw rear light signature and sequential indicator lights. These smart rear lamps are covered with a clear, smoked glass finish that extends the black boot lid on each side of the vehicle. Under the skin, it's all still based on a light, stiff 'EMP2' platform. At the wheel, as usual with Peugeot's i-Cockpit design, you're required to view the instrument binnacle over the rim of the usual small steering wheel, rather than through its spokes, the binnacle in question being of the virtual digital kind, with traditional gauges replaced by a big 12.3-inch screen. A further 10-inch screen on the centre stack comes with seven elegant piano 'toggle switches' providing direct access to main control functions, including the radio, Connected 3D Navigation and vehicle settings. The 2.84m wheelbase and long 4.64-metre length promise to make the car very spacious inside and sure enough, three matching, separate, folding seats in the second row are provided, each adjustable in length and inclination. Plus there are two removable, separate, folding seats in the third row. There's also a foldable front passenger seat that will enable owners to carry especially long loads up to 3.20m in length. And, as is the current fashion, the option of hands-free motorised tailgate. Boot space ranges from 702-litres (with the third row lowered) to 1,940-litres (with everything flat).

Market and Model

At the time of this variant's launch in Spring 2024, prices for this Hybrid 136 e-DSC6 5008 variant were starting from around £38,000. As with any 5008, there are two trim levels, base 'Active', then 'Allure' or plush 'GT'. To try and justify the asking figures, Peugeot has tried to offer class-leading standards of luxury. Body-hugging front seats feature an optional multipoint massage system, plus owners will be able to specify a thumping 'FOCAL' Premium Hi-Fi system and a huge panoramic opening glass roof. Media connectivity will, as you would expect, include Mirror Screen smartphone connectivity and a sophisticated 3D connected navigation system, this one linking into the TomTom Traffic system. There's also an arsenal of safety features including an Automatic Emergency Braking System, a Distance Alert set-up, Active Lane Keeping Assistance, Driver attention warning, Smart Beam Assistance, Speed sign recognition with a 'speed suggestion' feature, Active blind spot monitoring, Park Assist and for auto models, Adaptive cruise control with a stop feature. Built in to the design is the option for owners to add in innovative mobility solutions which can be integrated into the boot, namely the 'e-Kick', a very smart electrically assisted folding scooter, and the 'e-Bike eF01', a new electrically assisted portable bicycle.

Cost of Ownership

This 5008's self-charging Hybrid powertrain can operate more than 50% of the time in zero-emission all-electric mode during low-speed urban cruising, offering improved fuel economy of up to 15% for fewer trips to the pumps, and a significant reduction in CO2 for this 5008. The actual 5008 Hybrid 136 e-DSC6 figures are up to 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 120g/km of CO2. Thanks to the CO2 reduction, the Hybrid powertrain has a reduced rate of Vehicle Excise Duty and a lower rate of Benefit-in-Kind Tax for company car drivers (30% compared to 34% for the old BlueHDi 130 diesel version). But of course that's nothing like as good a tax return as you'd get from the E-5008 full-Electric model Peugeot really wants to sell you, which like all EVs, is BiK-rated at just 2% - until 2025 anyway. This Peugeot Hybrid's petrol engine has been optimised for efficiency and operates in the Miller combustion cycle. This thermodynamic cycle is enabled by the variable geometry turbocharger, which enhances performance at low rpm, and variable valve timing. A belt-driven starter combines with the e-motor to start the petrol engine from cold. The belt-starter also restarts the engine quickly and seamlessly while driving. As for peace of mind, well there's the usual unremarkable Peugeot three year 60,000 mile warranty. Insurance varies from 23E to 24E.

Summary

If you're set on choosing a 5008, we can't really see why you wouldn't choose this Hybrid version. Improved running costs and a slightly lower tax bracket classification would quickly account for the premium it requires over the only slightly cheaper conventional PureTech 130 un-electrified variant. And any qualms you might have over not having found the vast amount more necessary to stretch to the E-5008 full-EV will be tempered by the knowledge that in urban traffic, a 5008 Hybrid will be running for up to half of the time on battery power alone. Engines like this for cars like this might not be a long term solution. But they're pretty good alternative right here, right now.

  • Emergency services call system
  • 6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
  • Bi Tuner radio including DAB
  • USB socket
  • Aluminium front door sills
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Black front wing trim
  • Black rubber side window trim
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour roof
  • Body coloured roof spoiler
  • Body protectors in black
  • Chrome rear bumper scuff plate
  • Classic frameless design in front radiator grille
  • Gloss black B and C pillar and aerodynamic deflector trim
  • Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
  • Gloss black windscreen trim
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Silver front lower bumper trim
  • Stainless steel door sill scuff plates
  • Stainless steel roof arch trim
  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 3 x 12V power sockets
  • 4 Grab handles retractable and damped
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Brumeo fabric trimmed door armrests
  • Carbon effect finish for dashboard and door panels
  • Central front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Flocked glovebox interior
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Pneuma cloth upholstery
  • Retractable parcel shelf
  • Roof lining and windscreen pillars in Mistral black
  • Satin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Satin chrome scorpion's tail and toggle switch trim
  • Second row underfloor storage
  • Twin rear coat hooks
  • Safety pack - 5008
  • Visibility pack - 5008
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags including passenger airbag deactivation function
  • Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
  • Five 3 point rear safety belts
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests (x3), height adjustable
  • Front side airbags
  • Front three point retractable seatbelts height adjustable with pre tensioners and force limiters
  • Rear three-point retractable seatbelts (x3) with pre-tensioners and force limiters in the outer rear seats
  • Single tone horn
  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Electronic code immobiliser
  • Keyless Start
  • Perimetric and volumetric alarm with lift and tilt sensor
  • Remote control central locking with two plip keys
  • CO: 0.435
  • HC: 0.024
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 74
  • NOx: 0.03
  • Particles: 0.0008
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 149
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 167
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 138
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH: 180
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL: 145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH: 141
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL: 117
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH: 199
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL: 171
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH: 161
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL: 136
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1199
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 75
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 90.5
  • Engine Code: EB2ADTS
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 12
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH: 8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL: 5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH: 8.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL: 7.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH: 7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL: 6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 38.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 46.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH: 35.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL: 44.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH: 45.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL: 54.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH: 32.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL: 37.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH: 39.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL: 47.1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.2
  • Badge Power: 130
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: PureTech
  • Coin Series: Active
  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 21E
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • Safety Concerns: False
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • Service Interval Mileage: 12500
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 10.2
  • Engine Power - BHP: 131
  • Engine Power - KW: 96
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 170
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 23.5
  • Engine Torque - NM: 230
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Top Speed: 117
  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2
  • Alloys: True
  • Space Saver: False
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/65 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/65 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: CHICAGO
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
  • Height: 1640
  • Height (including roof rails): 1646
  • Length: 4641
  • Wheelbase: 2840
  • Width: 1844
  • Width (including mirrors): 2098
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 56
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2160
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 2150
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 952
  • Max. Loading Weight: 730
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 600
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1430
  • No. of Seats: 7
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.2