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Peugeot Rifter (2018 to 2022)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

63
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

65
%
D

Safety Rating:

59
%
C

Eco Rating:

61
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

64
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

63
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

65
%
D

Safety Rating:

59
%
C

Eco Rating:

61
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

64
%
B

Summary


The Peugeot Rifter was a small van-based people carrier. Based on the Peugeot Partner compact van, it was almost identical to the Citroën Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo Life. These combustion-powered Stellantis Group vans were discontinued in early 2022 – the Rifter has been replaced by the e-Rifter in the Peugeot range.

The Rifter was available with either five or seven seats, in either short or long versions. The long model got extra boot space behind the rear seats. The Rifter was pitched as a more flexible vehicle than a conventional car. In five-seat form, it was very similar in length to a family hatchback like the Peugeot 308 but, owing to its van platform, it could carry a lot more kit when you folded the seats down.

The Peugeot Rifter received positive ratings from the UK motoring media. There are not as many reviews available as we would normally see for a family car, but this is more of a niche model. The Rifter was praised for its versatility and practicality, although most reviews point out that its van origins are still evident – particular in terms of overall refinement and interior quality.

Key specifications


Body style: Small MPV
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price when new: From £23,620 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated: N/A
Replaced: Spring 2022


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 4 stars
Date tested: October 2018
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 91%
Child protection: 81%
Vulnerable road users: 58%
Safety assist: 68%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Peugeot Rifter was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its short production life.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of May 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Peugeot Rifter to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Rifter, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models36 mpgD35 – 36 mpgD – D
Diesel models49 mpgC48 – 49 mpgC – C
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models156 g/kmB149 – 166 g/kmB – C
Diesel models150 g/kmB137 – 156 g/kmB – B
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models25B10 – 50A – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£158A
Year 2£439A
Year 3£659A
Year 4£890A
Year 5£1,233A
Overall£3,379A

The Peugeot Rifter is a relatively affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Servicing and maintenance costs are very good, while insurance is also better than average. Fuel consumption from the petrol engine is poor, however.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Peugeot Rifter has received

2020

  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best MPV
  • Diesel Car & Eco Car Top 50 – Best Utility Vehicle

2019

  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best MPV
  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best MPV
  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best MPV
  • Parkers Awards – Best Medium Family Car
  • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Utility Vehicle

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The Peugeot Rifter was praised for its versatility and practicality, although its van origins remained evident in terms of refinement.Peugeot Rifter (2018 to 2022)