2019 Peugeot Rifter Blue HDi Review: Comfortable! – Peugeot has unsheathed the most stylish MPV, and his name is Rifter. The cousin of the Opel Combo Life and Citroën Berlingo shares the same platform but displays a very different identity.
The builder Lion alone boosts the image of this segment where sex appeal is not a priority. And yet Peugeot gave him a rather modern and dynamic look, especially in this GT Line finish. We note in particular pretty rims that are part of the endowment. In the rearview mirror, one could even take it for a compact.
In profile, we grant you. we will not deceive anyone. One clearly identifies a transformed utility. Logically there are two large sliding doors. In addition, the chest opens in all its width, and even serves as shelter in case of sudden rain, just to finish his sandwich dry.
2019 Peugeot Rifter Interior
On board, we take several slaps. Aim the steering wheel to the crested 3008 and 508. Just that! The general presentation is not ridiculous. In addition, Peugeot continues to cultivate its difference with the integration of an i-cockpit. The large touch screen completes the touch of modernity quite unexpectedly. In spite of the absence of foamed plastics, it seems like nothing quite opulent.
But where he excels is logically in his best field of competence.No matter the place chosen on board, everyone will have enough room on his independent seat, including the legs. The trunk already seems giant without falling back. But it really looks like a small mover when we erase the seats in the floor thanks to the clever “magic flat” system. The multiple storage spaces scattered here and there will make you lose your head when looking for a lost blanket.
2019 Peugeot Rifter Specs – 130 Blue HDi & Automatic Transmission
Under the hood, we find the powerful 130 hp Blue HDi engine coupled with a new generation EAT8 gearbox. This modern chain of traction makes life a lot easier. We would like a little more fishing at low speed, but it is a pretty good job. It largely contains its consumption, remaining in the 7 liters on these, particularly unfavorable roads.
Given the slightly elevated ground clearance, we allowed ourselves to take the risk of leaving the asphalt. We engaged on hostile roads with two-wheel drive. By paying attention to the stones strewing the course, one does not play too much the malicious ones. We now know the price of sweat, but it can venture on rocky roads and dry without being too scary, as shown in the sequence we have prepared below.
2019 Peugeot Rifter Platform
The many pass roads in the area make us want to drive, even if a 2019 Peugeot Rifter is not exciting for fun. And yet the EMP2 platform common to several PSA models gives it an unexpected balance. We know vehicles of the kind at the center of gravity high perched, which are worse in this area. It takes much less roll than most small utilities.
However, the driving position and the lack of maintenance of the seats do not push the sport. You just do not take it for what it is not, despite its good handling. Its comfort will appreciate in all places, allowing long journeys without suffering. A surprise for us, big regulars of cars better cut for the exercise.
2019 Peugeot Rifter Price – a bit high
When the expensive SUVs are not enough or are inaccessible in tariffs, a model like the Rifter can fill a need. It also compensates for a lower driving enjoyment by other qualities that are not always suspected. In the competitive recreational vehicle market, it sets the bar high enough. It also costs more than the old Partner, with prices ranging from 23 to 32 000 €.