Peugeot Rifter, a smart choice


Not any bodywork is the ideal one to take advantage of two needs that seem different, such as cargo and transporting passengers -either you solve one or the other- but in the end they have a common goal. This is cracked with products like this peugeot rifterwhich in its top-of-the-range version with a gasoline engine teaches us how a well-balanced product should be, with impeccable handling and being ready to load.

The first thing that convinces is its design, although it is nothing spectacular, it is favored by elements such as the “tusk” of a tiger that can be seen in the LED daytime running lights, as well as a darkened grille with a good presence thanks to wide intakes of light. air and a silver tab at the bottom. The rear-view mirrors are retractable and contrast with the bodywork due to their black color, while the 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels further enhance their presence.

We find practically the latest in equipment adapted for a van of these characteristics, where space is paramount. THE INFORMER/M. Castle

As if that were not enough, we like that this (or this, as you prefer to call it) Rifter gives us in excess the practicality of a work van such as sliding side doors, a wide opening of the trunk lid and bars on the roof. to be able to transport more suitcases.

And since we go inside, the most interesting thing comes in this vehicle, because it allows us to access the third row, it is enough to go through the second row with total ease, and thus get on practically without bending down to take the position in the back. Nevertheless, this space is good for two adults even up to 1.80 meters or more, so it is not only exclusive for children. On the other hand, if you want to load objects, you have the system easy break which allows the seats to be moved.

We verify that we are comfortable in any seat, with backrests that can be reclined to be more comfortable and with air vents and regulation in the B-pillar, for example, where the door opening locks are close, which also becomes a very difficult task. easy to do to get on and off.

One of the things we liked most about Rifter is its handling. THE INFORMER/M. Castle

We go to the front and we have the characteristic dashboard in which the steering wheel is smaller and sits below the instrument panel to give us a complete view, something that makes it look modern and clean. In the center is the 8-inch touch screen with connectivity for wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and on this screen we can see the 180-degree camera, to help us in parking maneuvers, in addition to assistance such as blind spot monitoring, parking sensor and also four airbags.

Under the hood we have a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine with 130 HP and 169 pound-feet of torquemated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. We like this mechanical set, because it is reactive, well balanced in terms of transmitting that feeling of momentum when accelerating and at the same time having impeccable driving thanks to the electric steering that collaborates in smoothness and that due to the position of the steering wheel , slightly reclined, the experience is even playful. On the other hand, the suspension behaves at the height of the imperfect roads, with a good support that it is very likely to attract from its “sister” the Partner.

It stands out for how versatile its interior can be, where the load capacity can be increased if necessary, something that makes it practically unique and unrivaled. THE INFORMER/M. Castle

Definitely, this product becomes an intelligent choice, since it has everything, absolutely everything that a family or a personnel transportation service needs, which is good power and efficiency (according to our consumption, it produced almost 13 kilometers per liter) that is variable depending on the conditions of driving and use, in addition to the basic minimum in safety and above all because it is practically unrivaled, coupled with the fact that its discretion on the streets is appreciated.

What can you do with this vehicle? It is perfect for going out with the family, it does not matter if it is full in its seven seats, because in the trunk we have a small space to transport some objects, but on the roof, putting an accessory to transport suitcases on the bars, will come to solve the theme of space that is not limited at all and has slides everywhere, even on the ceiling, like in the old days where maps were kept, so if you get one of these Rifter, it inspires you to travel, for a very good price compared to other vehicles with three rows of seats.

It has all the collapsible seats and that, if necessary, can be disassembled. THE INFORMER/M. Castle

Data sheet

Engine

L3; 1.2 liters; Turbo; Power: 130 HP @ 5,500 rpm. Torque: 170 pound-feet @ 1,750 rpm.

Traction

Lead.

Transmission

Eight-speed automatic (8+R).

Brakes

With ventilated discs at the front and solid discs at the rear, with ABS.

Suspension

  • Lead: Independent, pseudo McPherson.
  • Rear: Torsion bar.

Address

With electrical assistance.

Dimensions (mm)

  • Length: 4,753.
  • Width: 1,553.
  • Tall: 1,879.
  • Distance between axis: 2,975.

Ability

  • Weight: 1,540 kilograms.
  • Tank: 60 litres.
  • Trunk: From 209 liters to 4,000 liters.

Price

492 thousand 900 pesos (variable price).

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