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Peugeot Rifter review

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Peugeot Rifter
18 Jun 2018 15:23 | Last updated: 20 Sep 2018 15:21

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The Rifter is Peugeot’s MPV with an SUV plan. You see, if you want to combine the practicality of an MPV with something that has the convenience of a small van, you can buy light activity vehicles such as the Ford Tourneo Connect, but you’ll have to abandon any idea of style – it seems that’s for SUVs only.

So Peugeot has given the Rifter – the replacement for the popular Partner Tepee – a more robust and distinctly beefed-up look, with a minimal front overhang, a sharp vertical front end and further styling touches that add an element of on-trend design to the equation.

In fact, the Rifter – like the Citroën Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo Life, with which it shares its underpinnings – was designed from the ground up as a car, not a vehicle for the transport of kitchen work surfaces. It carries over, and in many cases improves upon, the immense practicality of the Partner Tepee, with its sliding rear doors, three individual and easily folding back seats, flat boot floor and large rear tailgate with virtually no loading lip.

There's also electric rear windows, roof bars, rear lights that wrap stylishly around the tailgate and the ability to open the rear screen independently of the hatchback. To further the Rifter’s hopes of attracting SUV buyers, there’s even an option to choose a longer-wheelbase version with seven seats.

In addition, the Rifter offers more driver aids than its predecessor and now features technologies such as a traction control system, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

So, take a look at our review over the next few pages and you can see if the upmarket Rifter is the one for you.

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There are 3 trims available for the Rifter Estate. Click to see details.See all versions
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Allure
This mid-spec trim is the best value option. It gets an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with rear parking sensors and 16in alloy wheels...View trim
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GT Line
Top-spec GT Line adds mildly sporty cosmetic touches here and there, along with bigger 17in alloys, sat-nav and dual-zone climate control. We'd still stick with Allure, though...View trim
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