PEUGEOT TRAVELLER DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 BlueHDi 180 Business VIP Long [7 St] 5dr EAT8






0 - 62 mph8.8s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2197 g/km


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.


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

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

  • Black carpets
  • Mistral floor mats

  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Bluetooth telephone facility

  • 3D connected navigation + voice control + Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
  • Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
  • 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
  • Electrochrome rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors

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

  • USB socket
  • 7" touch screen with DAB radio

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Roof antenna
  • Body colour door handles with chrome trim
  • Black/Chrome radiator grille
  • Body colour bumpers/side rubbing strips
  • Centre of rear bumper with black insert

  • Halogen rear lights
  • Halogen third brake light
  • Halogen front fog lights
  • Halogen rear fog lights
  • Halogen rear number plate lights
  • Xenon headlights
  • Automatic 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
  • Additional soundproofing to passenger compartments
  • Window blinds
  • Roof lining - light grey
  • Mistral full grain leather steering wheel
  • 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
  • Fixing rings x 6 in load area
  • Driver and passenger side retractable grab handles with damping
  • Claudia leather upholstery
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Driver and front passenger seat armrests
  • Lower glovebox - no lid
  • Coat hooks
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Aircraft type trays in front seat backrests
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Dashboard storage with cover
  • Map pockets on front seats
  • Cupholders in 3rd row seat side armrests

  • Footwell illumination
  • Illuminated boot
  • LED front and rear reading lights

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

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

  • 3 additional seats on rails 1/3:2/3 in row 3, removable
  • 2 individual rear seats with armrests on rail
  • Heated front seats
  • Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seats
  • Driver and front passenger seat multi way electric adjustment
  • Single passenger seat
  • Massage function for front seats
  • Driver + front passenger electric lumbar support
  • Isofix attachments on rear seats

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

  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

  • Full size steel spare wheel

  • CO2 (g/km): 150
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • CO: 0.11
  • HC: N
  • NOx: 0.033
  • HC+NOx: 0.041
  • Particles: 0.0016
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 197
  • 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: 209
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 197

  • 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): 36.7
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 49.6
  • EC Combined (mpg): 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 33.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 31.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 43.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 37
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 47.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 40.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 37.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 32.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 40.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 35.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 8.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 8.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 7.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 6.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 7.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 8

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 29A
  • 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: BusinessVIP Lg[7 St]
  • 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): 8.8
  • 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: FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/55 R17

  • Width (including mirrors): 2204
  • Height: 1890
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5309
  • Width: 1920
  • Wheelbase: 3275

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1970
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2840
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 69
  • No. of Seats: 7
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2300
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 870
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.4

  • Rear side windows with extra dark tinted glass - 10% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: Included
  • Rear side windows with extra light tinted glass - 70% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: £0

  • Driver attention alert system: Included
  • Programmable cruise control and speed limiter: Included
  • Rear parking sensors: Included
  • Front and rear parking sensors with blind spot monitoring: £250
  • Visio park assist 180 with front and rear sensors, blind spot monitor and reversing camera: £840

  • Metallic paint: £545
  • Split opening tailgate: £200
  • Solid paint: Included

  • Headlight washers: £100

  • Central table on rails: £495

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

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

  • Solid - Bianca white: £0

  • Fixed swan neck towbar: £240
  • Demountable swan neck towbar: £300

  • Claudia leather - Black: £0

  • 17" Phoenix alloy wheels: Included
  • 17" Phoenix alloy wheels with winter tyres and Grip control: £670

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