Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Much is made of the improvements in safety to the Boxer, so much so that Peugeot’s literature refers to improved protection in the event of a head-on collision.
Among the more standard claims and in addition to mandatory features like a driver’s airbag and ABS are Roll-Over Mitigation and Load Adaptive Control. Hill Descent Control to maintain a constant speed of less than 18mph on steep gradients also appears alongside anti-slip regulation (ASR), traffic sign recognition and Lane Departure Warning systems.
Service intervals stand at 30,000 miles with a 36-month 100,000-mile warranty, both of which are on par with the rest of the competition.
Although faced with a lot of choice, the 131bhp Boxer with stop/start if you’ll be driving in urban areas – or without if you won’t – would be our choice. Professional trim adds a great deal of features most drivers would like, but standard trim is surprisingly generous and individual items can be specified from the options list.