The Peugeot 5008. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
Car: Peugeot 5008Model: HDi FAPMpg (comb): 47.9mpgCO2:145g/kmPrice: £24,095Loaned by Staddlestones, Bembridge
WHO said family cars were boring?
The new Peugeot 5008 emphatically dispels the 'boring’ stigma associated with family cars.
Peugeot perfectly summed it up in the brochure, stating the 5008 was 'enjoyed by families, loved by drivers’, which I thought was spot on after borrowing one from Staddlestone’s, Bembridge.
The seven-seater drove beautifully and it never felt like a big car.
It was light and agile and really moved when I put my foot down.
And best of all, it combined the important things with all the luxury extras.
Firstly, and most importantly, especially for families, it was packed with countless safety features.
Peugeot said the 5008 achieved the highest safety accolade available in motoring, combining a top-quality braking system,with advanced traction, preventing wheel spins in wet weather, six airbags, and plenty more.
It also boasted lots of flashy features, such as parking assistance, a head-up display, projecting driving information on to an anti-reflective panel, and an automatic handbrake, which took a bit of getting used to.
The glass roof was a lovely feature and the 5008 had endless storage, from the massive boot to the little compartments cleverly situated all over.
On the outside, the 5008 was very distinctive, with its huge windscreen, stunning headlights and sporty profile, making it a winner on the eye.
All in all, the 5008 had everything you would want in a family car, without being boring.