Wondering how the Peugeot 5008 and Volkswagen Tiguan stack up against one another? Read on to find out.
Design & Style
The most striking features about the Peugeot 5008 are its claw-like LED lights and Black Diamond roof. It has a sleek, athletic shape that also manages to look impressively sophisticated. The VW Tiguan also tries to convey a sense of sportiness in its low profile and angled headlights. It offers alloy wheels from 17 inch on the Trendline to 20 inches as part of the optional R-Line package.
On the inside, the Tiguan is clean and functional and VW claims they have designed it to “make the driver feel in charge”. There are a number of decorative touches throughout and various upholstery options are available, depending on the variant you go for. The Peugeot 5008 features the latest i-Cockpit technology for an attractive interior that maximises the driver’s experience. A panoramic sunroof is optional and five upholstery options are available.
Both the Peugeot 5008 and VW Tiguan offer a suite of innovative technologies and safety features. The Tiguan’s key functions include City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist and Driver Fatigue Detection. On the Highline variant, Park Assist is also offered.
The Peugeot 5008 matches these safety technologies with its own Emergency Brake Assist, active lane keeping assistance and driver attention alert system. However, unlike the Tiguan, the 5008 offers parking technologies standard across all variants, including front and rear parking sensors, 360 degree vision reversing cameras and parking assistance. A number of other safety technologies are offered in the 5008 such as active blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control and distance alert system.
Comfort & Connectivity
In terms of infotainment and connectivity, both the Tiguan and Peugeot 5008 offer smartphone compatibility so you can access a range of applications through an 8.0inch touchscreen. Trendline – the entry level variant of the Tiguan – does not offer satellite navigation, though 3D navigation is standard in all variants of the 5008. For charging your phone on the go, both cars have multiple USB ports, but the 5008 also boasts of an induction charging plate that doesn’t require any cables.
While the Tiguan offers 3 zone climate control air conditioning and contoured seats, the Peugeot 5008 goes beyond with its comfort features. Privacy glass on rear windows, a hands free boot opening function and an adjustable steering column come standard across all variants.
For an extra taste of luxury, the GT-Line and GT variants offer i-Cockpit Amplify which allows drivers to choose between ‘two atmospheres’ which aim to relax the driver by appealing to all their senses. This even includes fragrances such as ‘harmony wood’ and ‘cosmic cuir’. The GT variants also feature a multi-point massage driver seat as well as heating functions for both driver and passenger seats.
Engine & Performance
The Tiguan offers three different TSI petrol engines: a 1.4 litre 100kw engine, 2.0 litre 132kW engine and 2.0 litre 162kW engine. The higher variants of the Tiguan offer 7-speed DSG transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
In comparison, the Peugeot 5008 offers two engine types: a 1.6 litre turbo petrol engine in the Allure and GT-Line variants, and a 2.0 litre turbo-diesel engine in the GT. The petrol engine is offered with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and 121kW of power. Maximum torque is rated as 240 NM at 1400rpm and CO2 emissions are claimed to be 156g/km.
For the Peugeot diesel engine, you will get 8-speed automatic transmission, 130kW of power and 400 Nm of torque. CO2 emissions are 130g/km and fuel efficiency on the combined drive cycle is 5.0L/100km. No 4WD option is available on the 5008, but with Grip Control technology, it is quite capable on low-traction surfaces.
Practicality & Convenience
The Tiguan is a classic 5-seater SUV (if you want a 7-seater, you’ll have to look at its bigger sister the Tiguan Allspace). The seats in the Tiguan offer reasonable levels of comfort and spaciousness, even in the back. The Peugeot 5008 offers seven seats in three rows, and each of the middle row seats can be adjusted for the right amount of legroom. On the back of each front seat is a fold-down table which cleverly utilises the space.
The VW Tiguan has a boot capacity of 615 litres with the seats in upright position, and up to 1655 litres with the seats folded down. In comparison, the Peugeot 5008 has a boot volume of 591 litres with the seats in place, but both the third and middle seats can be folded down to offer up to 2042 litres of storage. Additionally, the front passenger seat in the 5008 can also fold down for a convenient way to carry long items such as surfboards.
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