The MPV won the top award and Best MPV after being nominated by testers from the magazine. The 5008 MPV was released in 2009 and has already picked up the What Car? Best MPV 2010 award.
Ian Robertson, Editor of Diesel Car magazine, explained the decision to name the 5008 the winner: "It truly is the right car for the right times, with competitive pricing, generous equipment levels, a good all-round driving experience that is all wrapped up in a package that seats seven."
Peugeot dominated the awards, winning three of the ten categories available. As well as the 5008, the Peugeot RCZ won the first ever Best Sports Car award and the 3008 was awarded the Best Crossover Car.
In the other categories, the Ford Fiesta retained the Best Small Car award and the Land Rover Discovery 4 won the Best 4×4 category.
The Discovery 4 narrowly finished ahead of two other Land Rover cars; the Range Rover and Freelander 2 in a category dominated by the luxury off-road manufacturer.
The stylish Jaguar XF saloon won the Best Executive Car for a record third year in a row at the awards, establishing itself as the class-leader in the luxury saloon market.
However, the big winner was Peugeot, and in particular the Peugeot 5008 MPV. Announcing the award, Robertson said: "What more could a family buyer want from a car?"