PEUGEOT

PEUGEOT TRAVELLER DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 BlueHDi 180 Allure Standard [8 Seat] 5dr EAT8

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph9.1s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2178 g/km

TRAVEL BROADENS THE MIND

If you want a properly big MPV at a reasonable price, then Peugeot's Traveller has a lot to recommend it, thinks June Neary.

Will It Suit Me?

Peugeot aims to set a benchmark in the super-large MPV segment with this Traveller model. Though based on the brand's medium-sized Expert van, it also shares its EMP2 platform with some of the French maker's more conventional car models and that, along with sophisticated suspension, means a standard of ride difficult to better in the segment. This model's running cost figures also set a fresh class standard and there's a wider variety of seating permutations than most rivals can offer. Indeed, if you tick all the right boxes, your Traveller could take as many as nine people. On paper at least, larger families seeking a relaxed, connected and very spacious ownership experience could well find a lot to interest them here. With that in mind, I thought I'd try one.

Practicalities

Large, van-based MPVs certainly aren't what they used to be. Take this Peugeot Traveller for example. Though clearly commercially-derived, it's got a bit of style to it, with compact overhangs and a high windowline giving a bit of purpose to the boxy shape. Move to the back and, as you'd expect, the vertically stacked lights flank a tailgate rather than the twin side-hinged rear doors you'd get on an Expert van. The space you get here with all three rows of seats in place obviously varies depending on the bodystyle you've chosen. With the mid-range 'Standard' bodyshape, there's 627mm of length from the back of the third seating row to the tailgate, which means you get 640-litres of cargo space up to the level of the loadbay cover - or as much as 900-litres if you were to load to the roof. A lot of the time of course, you'll be using this Peugeot with only five seats in place - as I did. If on the 'Standard' bodyshape model, you fold the third row backrest onto the seat base, you can increase loading capacity to 1,100-litres - or 1,950-litres loading up to roof height. Enough on luggage space: what's this Peugeot like for people? The model my family and I tried is a 'Business'-trimmed variant, which means there's the no-cost option of the dual front passenger bench that would normally be fitted in an Expert van. The fascia's focal point is found with a smart centrally-situated 7-inch 'Peugeot Connect' colour touchscreen, the most sophisticated I've come across so far in any of the brand's models. It includes a 'Mirror Screen' feature, so you can duplicate your smartphone's display onto the monitor via either the 'Apple CarPlay' or the 'MirrorLink' 'Android Auto' systems.

Behind the Wheel

The Traveller is an MPV based on a van that's built on Peugeot's 'EMP2' family car platform. As a result, this large People Carrier rides over poor road surfaces with a calm and composure that most of its commercial vehicle-derived rivals can't match. Helping in this regard is a suspension design using adaptive shock absorbers that provide excellent control, no matter how many people are on-board. At higher speeds, you get some wind and road noise but through the bends, the handling is surprisingly stable and there's plenty of grip. Another benefit of using a passenger car base lies in the way that the Traveller feels more nimble and compact than rivals when you're threading through city streets or making your way along country lanes. Light steering and a tight turning circle contribute here too. Under the bonnet, there's a choice of four BlueHDi diesel engines, with optional clutch-less gearboxes available both at the bottom and the top of the range. Customers are given the choice of either a 1.6-litre unit with either 95 or 115bhp: it's the pokier version I tried. Alternatively, there's a 2.0-litre powerplant, available in either 150 or 180bhp guises.

Value For Money

Peugeot offers a whole range of options for customers wanting to transport up to nine people in a vehicle of this size. If all you need is a utilitarian minibus, then your dealer will steer you towards the Expert Combi model, which is priced in the £23,000 to £30,000 bracket. Most families though, will want something a bit nicer and more MPV-like than that vehicle and for them, this Traveller model will suit much better. In return for a price premium of around £4,500 over Expert Combi prices, Traveller motoring will certainly feel more car-like but the 1.6 and 2.0-litre BlueHDi diesel engines used are the same as in the Expert Combi and the range is built around the same three body lengths - an entry-level 'Compact' size, the mid-range 'Standard' bodystyle I tried and the top 'Long' variant. Prices span the £28,000 to £35,000 bracket. Most private buyers will probably start by looking at the 'Compact' model, then consider whether it's worth finding the £700 premium necessary to upgrade to the 'Standard'-sized variant. From there, you'll have to find a further £700 if you want the biggest 'Long' bodystyle. Still with me? Good. Next, you'll need to know that this MPV is being marketed in two different ways. Private customers are being targeted by 'Active' and 'Allure'-specification models, while professional buyers have the choice of 'Business' or 'Business VIP' models. In all cases, all three bodyshapes are available. Go the private route and it's quite likely that you'll be sticking with entry-level 'Active'-trim as leather-lined 'Allure'-spec comes with a hefty premium of over £5,500 and can't be ordered with either of the 1.6-litre engines. Bear in mind though, that on a base 'Active' model, you have to pay just over £1,000 extra for the split-folding third seating row that increases carrying capacity from five to eight people. That third row comes as standard on an 'Allure' derivative.

Could I Live With One?

If you need a large People Carrier, is there really any point in buying one that can't accommodate seven adults along with all their luggage? If your answer to that is 'no', then you'll need one based on a mid-sized van. Until the arrival of this Peugeot though, that often meant choosing an MPV that would be extremely expensive, very heavy and relatively inefficient. This Peugeot Traveller offers a better option. Its good looks and smart interior give it instant appeal, while the versatility of choosing from five, six, seven, eight or nine-seat configurations across three different body lengths give this French model more options than most rivals can offer. Try it. If you're in the market for a People Carrier of this sort, I think it might surprise you.

  • One touch electric front windows
  • Heated rear windows with wash wipe
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Acoustic windscreen and rear side windows

  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Mechanical handbrake
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Hill start assist

  • Black carpets
  • Mistral floor mats

  • Bluetooth telephone facility

  • Visio park assist 180 with front and rear sensors, blind spot monitor and reversing camera

  • 3D connected navigation + voice control + Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
  • Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
  • Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
  • Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Head up Display
  • Audible lights on warning
  • 3.5" colour display instrument panel, 4 dials, rev counter, speedo with illuminated chrome plate surround, fuel gauge and water temperature

  • Electric folding and heated door mirrors
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirror

  • Brushed aluminium inlay
  • Chrome air vent surrounds
  • Decorative inlays to dashboard, door and side panels

  • USB socket
  • 7" touch screen with DAB radio

  • Cielo panoramic glass roof
  • Body colour bumpers/side rubbing strips
  • Roof antenna
  • Body colour door handles with chrome trim
  • Radiator grille in chrome edge trim and black facets

  • Halogen rear lights including braking and turn signal function
  • Halogen front fog lights with cornering assist function
  • Halogen third brake light
  • Halogen rear fog lights
  • Halogen rear number plate lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Xenon headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Follow me home headlamps

  • Additional Webasto heating
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Aviation style rear seat air conditioning panel x 6 ceiling mounted air vents
  • Aviation style rear seat air conditioning panel temperature and fan speed adjustment
  • Aviation style rear seat air conditioning panel floor mounted air vents

  • Upper glovebox with lid and illumination
  • Front door pockets including storage for 1.5L bottles
  • Rear door pockets including storage for 500ml bottles
  • 2x cupholders located in row 3 side panels
  • Fixing rings x 4 in load area
  • 2nd row window blinds
  • Boot load restraint net
  • Additional soundproofing to passenger compartments
  • Roof lining - light grey
  • 12V Sockets in dashboard, rear cabin and load area
  • Gear lever - automatic with rotary drive mode selector
  • Satin chrome finish front interior door handles
  • Closed central storage compartment
  • Driver and passenger side retractable grab handles with damping
  • Claudia leather upholstery
  • Map pockets on front seats
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Coat hooks
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Aircraft type trays in front seat backrests
  • Child observation mirror
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Mistral full grain leather steering wheel
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Driver and front passenger seat armrests
  • Lower glovebox - no lid
  • Refrigerated and illuminated storage in dashboard

  • Footwell illumination
  • Illuminated boot
  • LED front interior light x1 with LED reading spotlights x2
  • LED rear reading spotlights x3

  • Hi-Fi Pack - Traveller
  • Easy entry pack - Traveller

  • Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
  • Driver and front passenger side airbag
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Driver/front passenger head+thorax airbag
  • Door open warning
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags
  • Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests (x3), height adjustable
  • Emergency fuel cut off

  • Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seats
  • 3 additional seats on rails 1/3:2/3 in row 3, removable
  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding 3-seater bench in 2nd row seats on rails with longitudinal and backrest angle adjustment
  • Heated front seats
  • Driver and front passenger seat multi way electric adjustment
  • Isofix attachments on rear seats
  • Massage function for front seats
  • Driver + front passenger electric lumbar support

  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
  • Volumetric anti theft alarm
  • Automatic door locking when moving off

  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

  • 17" Phoenix alloy wheels

  • Tyre puncture repair kit

  • CO2 (g/km): 143
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • CO: 0.044
  • HC: N
  • NOx: 0.024
  • HC+NOx: 0.027
  • Particles: 0.0015
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 180
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min: 219
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max: 235
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min: 171
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max: 200
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min: 155
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max: 181
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min: 199
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max: 228
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 199
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 178

  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Transmission: AUTO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 85
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 88
  • CC: 1997

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 38.2
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 52.3
  • EC Combined (mpg): 46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 38.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 33.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 45.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 38.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 50
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 42.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 40.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 34.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 43.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 37.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 8.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 8.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 7.6

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 25E
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 180
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Allure Std [8 Seat]
  • Coin Description: BlueHDi 180
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - KW: 130
  • Engine Power - RPM: 3750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 295
  • Engine Torque - NM: 400
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 2000
  • Engine Power - BHP: 177
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.1
  • Top Speed: 115
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 40.8

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: PHOENIX
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/55 R17

  • Width (including mirrors): 2204
  • Height: 1890
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4959
  • Width: 1920
  • Wheelbase: 3275

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1764
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2800
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 69
  • No. of Seats: 8
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1900
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 1036
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.4

  • Rear side windows with extra light tinted glass - 70% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: £180
  • Rear side windows with extra dark tinted glass - 10% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: Included

  • Grip control: £670

  • Programmable cruise control and speed limiter: Included
  • Driver attention alert system: Included

  • Metallic paint: £545
  • Split opening tailgate: Included
  • Solid paint: Included

  • Central table on rails: £495

  • Drive assist pack - Traveller: £450
  • Safety pack - Traveller: £600

  • Metallic - Pearl sand: £545
  • Metallic - Amber red: £545
  • Metallic - Nera black: £545
  • Metallic - Nimbus grey: £545
  • Metallic - Rich oak: £545
  • Metallic - Cumulus grey: £545

  • Solid - Bianca white: £0

  • Curtain airbags: £250

  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row: Included
  • Removable seats in 2 row: Included
  • 2nd row x2 armchairs saloon configuration on rail/removable/reversible/armrests/x2 Isofix seat fittings and top tethers: £400

  • Detachable swan neck towbar: £300

  • Claudia leather - Black: £0

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