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Peugeot Expert Van Review

October 28th, 2022

The Peugeot Expert at a glance

Medium panel vans have long been the backbones of hard workers and tradespeople across the world and are constantly improving. But with dozens of new models hitting the roads, it can be difficult to narrow down your options.

We’re here to tell you why the new Peugeot Expert, and its varying models, are well worth considering. Though they might not offer the hi-tech cab functionality of certain competitors, they more than compensate for it in payload capacity, driving experience and sheer power.

Whether you’re a tradesperson on a quest to find your next trusty vehicle or an adventurous spirit looking for a high-quality van for conversion, the Peugeot Expert offers a lot. As far as mid-sized vans go, this one offers real value for money.

Put simply, the Peugeot Expert gets the job done! There is no denying that this van offers great value for money, an impressive payload and a comfortable driving experience. For those working in manual trades, the Expert is a definite contender for your next workhorse.

Read on to hear our thoughts on the Peugeot Expert’s engine specs, payload capabilities and driving experience.

Engines and Spec

As mentioned earlier, when it comes to offering choice, Peugeot can’t be faulted. Under the bonnet, buyers are presented with the option of a 2.0-litre engine or the new and improved 1.5-litre BlueHDi engine. This new addition comes as a result of the new lower emissions requirements introduced in the UK and Europe.

Peugeot’s 1.5-litre produces 102bhp, while the 2.0-litre engine offers more choice still, with 120 and 180bhp models available. Both of these engines are capable of providing enough power for a comfortable drive and effortless load transportation. However, for tradespeople carrying large payloads frequently, the 2.0litre option is a safer bet.

When it comes to fuel economy,  this is where the Peugeot Expert really does shine. If we look at the 1.5-litre model, its efficiency is nothing short of impressive. With an official rating of 44.2mpg on both shorter body lengths, there is no denying that this is a van that boasts value for money.  The longer models, alongside the 2-litre engine variant, are rated just below this but still boast around 40mpg, not bad.

Payload & Storage

Let’s take a glance at the Expert’s cargo area.

Regarding payload, the van’s maximum capacity is dependent on the engine type, body length/type and additional equipment. On the top end of the scale, is the standard body length and BlueHDi 145 model, boasting a seriously impressive 1,446kg maximum capacity. Of course, this figure is reduced when the longer body length is selected, but this variant’s 1,408kg payload is still plenty.

When it comes to loading area dimensions this is, again, dependent on the model chosen. For the sake of clarity, we’ll outline the maximum load volumes of the compact, standard and long models in both their regular and crew cab forms.

The standard cab Expert has a maximum load volume of 4.63 for the compact model, 5.3m3 as standard and 6.1m3 on long variants. Regarding the Peugeot Expert with Crew Cab, this features maximum load volumes of 3.2m3 as standard and 4.0m3 on the longer model. The crew cab is not available in the compact size.

Interior & Cab

As mentioned briefly above, alongside the standard cab model, the Peugeot Expert is also available with a crew cab. This is ideal for both individual tradespeople and larger crews, offering the choice of a 3-seater or 6-seater, double-rowed cab.

Regarding the feel and quality of the cab, it is somewhat less spacious than other medium vans, which may pose a challenge to those wishing to use their van as a mobile office. However, if a cosier cab isn’t an issue for you, the comfortable handling and drivability of the Expert make up for this.

Though small, the Expert’s cab offers a number of storage compartments which are ideal for keeping the van tidy and clutter-free. One of these spaces is handily located below the passenger seats, allowing larger items and valuables to be kept out of sight.

As standard, this van is fitted with a number of modern features, including electric windows, cruise control, DAB radio, Bluetooth, aux and USB connectivity. While the cab might feel a little on the small size, this should by no means discount the Expert from the competition.

Pros & Cons


  • Impressive Payload
  • Drivability
  • Great Fuel Economy


  • Lacking cab space
  • Infotainment system is not fitted as standard

The Verdict

So, how does this nifty vehicle weigh up in our eyes?

Overall, the Peugeot Expert and its Crew Cab variant is a mighty van, offering an unbeatable maximum payload as well as excellent fuel efficiency and impressive engine power and choice.

While this van may not feature all of the state-of-the-art in-cab technology that is expected of modern vehicles, it does everything that a reliable work van should. For tradespeople of all kinds, this is a solid option for frequent jobs and casual driving.

To discover all the Peugeot Expert has to offer, get in touch with us today. We’re always happy to discuss your requirements.


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