Peugeot Expert Review
The Peugeot Expert Van has been updated after the previous model reined for nine long years. But, is this van something worth investing in?
The third generation Peugeot Expert Van was released in 2016 after the long-lasting second-generation model. The Expert now features several high-quality technological aspects and active safety equipment for driver assurance. Looking at statistics, the Peugeot Expert is a good van to purchase however, problems with the interior have appeared and it seems to be small and somewhat uncomfortable.
Easy to say, the interior of the Peugeot Expert Van is basic. This medium-sized van holds very little useful storage space or much space at all. For a van this size you would expect a much more spacious seating area, yet this isn’t the case. However, the seats are comfortable and suitable for the purpose. In terms of driving position, you would want to be comfortable if a long journey was approaching. But, on right-hand drive versions of the Peugeot Expert Van, the offset driving position of the steering wheel against the pedals is very poor.
Considering the space inside isn’t as great as expected, the drive of the Expert is comfortable and good when handling. Steering is light and correct; this makes it easier to carry out any type of manoeuvres on the road. The Expert has improved from the previous model in terms of noise, vibrations and harshness. At low speeds the Expert is superior with NVH and despite the small, uncomfortable space inside, the Peugeot Expert is a very good drive.
Peugeot chose the same engines for this 2016 launch as the earlier model however, they were enhanced to be more powerful and increase the vehicles’ efficiency. The power ratings reach 340Nm for this 2.0 BlueHDi Standard engine. The CO2 emissions aren’t as low as some people may like however, compared to the earlier Expert these adaptations have increased. The upcoming 2019 models aim to increase efficiency and performance even more.
Extras include, a 180 degrees parking aid (£700), metallic paint colours (£460), 7inch Capacitive colour touchscreen (£500) and a Tow bar with mixed hook (£400).
Peugeot Expert 2.0 BlueHDi 120 Standard S&S 1400 Professional:
Warranty 100,000 mile
Service intervals 25,000 miles
Transmission 6 speed manual
CO2 Emissions 142 g/km
Fuel Consumption 40.5 Combined MPG
Load Length 2,512 mm
Load Width (min/max) 1,258/1,628 mm
Load Height 1,397 mm
Load Volume 5mᶟ
Gross Payload 1,458 kg