What Car? says...
You may not think you know many people that own a Peugeot Boxer, but you also stand to be surprised. Its underpinnings are used for everything from ambulances to horseboxes and motorhomes, making it surprisingly prevalent on our roads.
The Boxer is relatively lightweight for a large van, which means that converters love it for its flexibility when it comes to putting a body on the back and lots of equipment inside. The same can be said for the Citroen Relay and the Fiat Ducato, both of which share the same platform, but the contrast is that when it comes to a plain old panel van, the Peugeot has historically been conspicuous in its absence on our roads.
An electric version is also available. To read about that, see our full Peugeot e-Boxer review.
The Boxer does, however, provide you with plenty of body size options, with four lengths and three heights available. There’s also the chassis cab option popular with body conversion experts as well as double-cab and minibus versions. Need a specialised van in a hurry? Peugeot has a dedicated range of off-the-shelf Boxer vans including curtain-sided, drop-sided, regular or low-floor Luton and tipper versions.
You can transport anything from 8m3 to 17m3 if you need to fill up your Boxer van, or as much as 1575kg in the best performing 3.5-tonne van.
If you’re trying to identify the latest Boxer from the previous version, you’ll have to pay extra attention. Little has changed since the grille was redesigned in 2016; the bumpers became slightly rounder and LED daytime running lights became available, but that’s all.
Keep reading the next few pages of this review to find out how the Peugeot Boxer compares with the best large vans in terms of performance, interior quality, day-to-day usability and, of course, load-lugging ability. We'll also let you know whether it should be on you or your company's shopping list.
And remember, we can help you find the best leasing deals through the free-to-use What Car? Leasing section, where you can get a quote for whichever make and model of car or van fits your personal or business needs.