Four trim levels are available: Active, Allure, GT Line and GT.
We’d imagine most buyers will be satisfied with Allure, which includes parking sensors, a reversing camera, automatic lights and 18in alloy wheels.
It starts at £26,295, equipped with the 128bhp 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine, which is expected to be the biggest seller and is a surprisingly strong powerplant that noticeably heightens the 5008’s refinement levels over the diesel models.
The 2.0-litre BlueHDi engine tested here, meanwhile, becomes available only if you opt for GT Line and costs a not insubstantial £31,245.
That’s a touch more than Skoda charges for the seven-seat – and snappily styled – Kodiaq equipped with a similarly powerful TDI diesel engine and a dual-clutch gearbox, although the Peugeot has the upper hand for charisma, if not for ergonomics and driveability.
Although Peugeot’s design team has also opened up a gap between the 5008 and its other principal rival – Nissan’s X-Trail – in terms of desirability, it’s the Japanese car that’s the more predictable, easy-going steer, not to mention the fact that it can also be had with four-wheel drive.