People movers are supposedly filled with features, space and power to get along with the pressure of a whole family. There are many cars belonging to the segment, and one of them is Peugeot 5008. Though people expect a lot from this segment, things like reliability, economy, power, speed, comfort and value for money. As people have lots of expectations, this car is considered average from the point of view of a consumer and critic. However it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get hold of what’s this car has to offer for you. Even this car doesn’t meet the expectations, but still a good choice to consider just for the brand sake.
Performance: Loaded with TURBO MPFI 1.6 litre engine, this car has got moderate power of 115 delivered at 6000rpm and Max. Torque of 240Nm at 1400rpm. This means that this car can fairly drive the people around here and there, with their luggage without giving any problem. But if you’re expecting it to perform par with most of the cars in the segment, then you will get disappointed. This car is made for light use, and is very good at it, expecting more wouldn’t be nice. It touches 100 km/h in 11.1 seconds that’s just average for a car of the segment. Automatic transmission doesn’t really provide best of the acceleration on the roads, but in some cases it could perform well. If you’re an acceleration person, then you would find it to be struggling to impress you. Tank can hold upto 60 litres of petrol, and drives about 100 km in 7.6 litres.
Steering and suspension: it is integrated with RACK & PINION – POWER ASSISTED steering with turning circle of 11.1 meters. The steering is smooth, but on high speeds, it becomes little roughy. Again, this car doesn’t perform exceptionally well in the steering department, but rather just okay experience. Suspension is tight, and does pretty well, maybe the only feature that’s worth mentioning is that no matter how the road is, it will provide smooth experience with almost no jerk at all. Front suspension is MacPherson strut, and rear is torsion bar, spring type. Overall, absorbing wise, this car does a pretty good job, but should have been better considering the price range.
Features: the car has all the standard features you want in the family segment car. With stereo, and LED screen showing the media. Coming to dashboard, it is designed average, not so good looking, but definitely having what it needs. The look is fairly sporty, and headlights are designed well. There is a sunroof at the top. This car is purely of people mover, that too for rent purposes, if you want to make it at your home, I would rather suggest you to go for other SUV alternatives with better features.
Space: The car has space enough for adult members, and could be adjusted well in case of heavy luggage. Middle seat have three seats, they can move forward and backward. Sliding it can make boot space from 679L to 723L.