Peugeot Boxer is a reliable, multifunctional vehicle with a lot of modifications and bodywork. Peugeot Boxer versions belong to category B – any driver with the appropriate driving license can drive. Commercial vehicles are different:
- Very spacious bodywork – one of the largest in its segment.
- High capacity.
- Low maintenance cost.
As the third generation of Peugeot Boxer has changed, technical characteristics, pluses and minuses will be discussed in this article. The whole model range is Peugeot.
- Car history
- Silo unit
- Carrying capacity
- Driving assistance technologies and tools
- Mobile office equipment
- Complections and prices
- Comparison with competitors
- Owner’s Reviews
- Pluses and minuses
- We sum up
- Peugeot Boxer photo
- Video overview
Planning the development of commercial transport, in the early 80’s Peugeot signed a contract with Citroen, Fiat for the creation of a multi-purpose, light-duty car. The result of the work was Peugeot J5, released in 1981. Its twins were Citroen C25, Fiat Ducato. The J5 differed from its competitors by its exterior.
After a small facelift in 1991, production of the model was stopped. Sales turned out to be a failure – in France the commercial Peugeot J5 was sold somehow, but in Europe it was headed by Fiat Ducato. In 1994, the French company introduced Peugeot Boxer – a truck with a gasoline 2-liter engine and 5 diesel engines.
The second generation was presented in 2006. After 2 years, it was possible to set up its assembly at the enterprise Peugeot, Citroen in Russia. In total, the third generation was released – the third modification is planned for 2018-2019.
Manufacturers always pay special attention to the exterior of the car. This is especially true for proven, popular models, which are restyled almost every year. In 2014, the new Peugeot Boxer was presented. But times go by, new technologies appear, motorists become more demanding.
In this connection, the management of Peugeot decided to bring to the market the next model – Peugeot Boxer 2018-2019. The situation with commercial vehicles is somewhat different. Who is interested in tuning, new headlights or radiator grille, when the body of Peugeot Boxer, general endurance of the car and fuel consumption are in the first place for the driver? Nevertheless, minor improvements to the exterior still took place.
The first “Boxers” were presented in 2006. Since then, the appearance of the machine has faded significantly. To enrich the novelty, the designers gave it new headlights, modern LEDs. The old grille was retouched and the bumper slightly changed.
Previously, the vehicle was produced in a modification of Combi (glass at the side and back), but in 2018 Peugeot Boxer 3 was released in versions Fourgon (blank panels) and Chasis (bare chassis). For quite understandable reasons the second type is not in demand in our country. All the doors are equipped with reinforced hinges, which made the operation of the car more reliable and durable.
Looking at the Peugeot Boxer salon, we’ve only seen a few minor changes. The first thing that is striking is the dashboard, which has completely changed the style. Now it’s more informative. As an additional option, it is possible to cover the steering wheel and gearbox lever with leather. New compartments for trifling are quite spacious.
The most noticeable interior update is the central console. Buying the Peugeot Boxer in the Professional version, the motorist will have an opportunity to order an optional display with navigation. By the way, it is completely touch-screen. For a van of this level it is almost a sensation.
Depending on the modification, the model can have different wheelbases – from 300 to 403.5 centimeters. Body length also varies and depends on the type: van, chassis, minibus. The engine is equipped with an injection system Hdi, transmission ICPP, six-speed. It is also known from the Peugeot Boxer technical characteristics that the car will have a front drive.
Under the hood of the Peugeot Boxer is the engine, which has already managed to be loved by the owners of previous versions of the van. This is a 2.2-liter diesel engine with very interesting technical characteristics. In Russia there will be available modifications of 130, 150 horsepower capacity.
There is also a Peugeot Boxer minibus with a 3-liter engine with an output of 180 hp, but it is almost impossible to get it in our country. It will not be officially sold. What will be the fuel consumption of Peugeot Boxer, it is still unknown. It is known that Peugeot Boxer of the 2nd generation spent money:
- 7 liters in a mixed cycle.
- This is almost 11 liters in the urban cycle.
- Totally 7.5 liters in the country cycle.
At its maximum speed was 142 km/h. Of course, fuel consumption directly depends on the wind flow, car loading and some other features. In the new Peugeot of the third generation the speed of 155 km/hour for 130 hp engine, 162 km/hour for 150 hp engine is declared
Future owners of the Peugeot Boxer 3 will have only one 6-speed gearbox available. Of course, mechanics is not an automatic transmission for the Boxer Peugeot Boxer 3.
Whatever they say, Peugeot Boxer 3’s pendant deserves flattering reviews. The car was pumped with the most powerful sub-frame, strengthened the shock absorbers fastening.
As compared to the previous version, the suspension is more controllable.
The noise insulation, though not perfect, is still better. If the diesel engine used to hum monotonously, and it was very noticeable, today the driver can get a minimum of noise.
The Peugeot Boxer truck is offered in 8 different configurations with body volume from 8 to 17 cubic meters. The impressive volumes make the car one of the most spacious in its segment. Drivers engaged in cargo transportation can buy a car:
- C with a GVW of 2.5 tons.
- Mass up to 3.5 tons and payload less than 1000 kg.
- Mass up to 3.5 tons and payload 1500 kg.
- With reinforced suspension and increased payload. Gross vehicle weight is 4 tons or more.
We have already found out that depending on the model and wheelbase, the volume of the cargo compartment varies from 8 to 17 cubic meters. Let’s mark the dimensions of Peugeot Boxer for a more accurate understanding of the situation. The clearance of the 2018-2019 model is 17.6 centimeters. The height reaches 225.4 cm, the length and width of Peugeot Boxer is 496.3 cm and 205 cm, respectively.
Driving assistance technologies and tools
The Peugeot Boxer 2018-2019 is immediately rehabilitated when it comes to additional equipment. An optional rear-view camera simplifies parking, a mountain descendant and a starting aid. There are light and rain sensors, cruise control option, pressure control, as well as USB and AUX slots.
The standard equipment of Peugeot Boxer (pictured) also includes the ESP system, which is really missing on many similar models, front airbag, window lifters. All other options will have to be ordered for an additional fee. It is noteworthy that the front bumper of the car has 2 steps. They are very easy to climb – it is much easier to clean the glass from dirt.
Mobile office equipment
Despite the fact that the driver drives a Peugeot Boxer truck, not a representative sedan, the level of comfort in the cabin is beyond praise. The mobile office is represented by a comfortable driver’s seat with a wide range of adjustments.
Adjustment of seats in the lumbar area and installation of armrests are available as additional options. There is a folding table for storage of handheld peripherals – the cabin turns into a real office. The total space for additional accessories is 73 litres.
To protect the driver and passengers in a collision, the vehicle is equipped:
- Frontal airbags for driver, passenger.
- Side airbags.
- Security shutters on each side of the car.
A deformation zone is provided at the front that absorbs the lion’s share of the energy released by the impact. The size of the front axle is optimized so that part of the energy can be transferred to the frontal collision body.
Complections and prices
If you believe the latest news, you can buy Peugeot Boxer at a price that starts with a mark of 1 million 770 thousand rubles. For this money it is possible to buy a vehicle in the most initial configuration – with a 130 horsepower engine. When ordering additional equipment such as navigation or rear view camera, the price has all chances to pass for 2 million rubles.
Given the current shortcomings and weaknesses of the van, Peugeot Boxer tuning is a really necessary thing. Firstly, protection of wheel arches. Secondly, the installation of new seats – for example, from the dismantling of foreign cars. Standard armchairs are tight and absolutely uncomfortable. The radiator also needs improvement – sometimes it is simply covered with plywood from the inside.
Noise insulation is also needed – without it it is impossible. The rear doors need to be sealed, and the wings will not interfere. The quality of light in the cabin leaves much to be desired – and here you can’t do without improvements. Multimedia system is mediocre – it can also be replaced.
Comparison with competitors
The obvious competitors of Peugeot Boxer’s car are:
- FIAT Ducato.
- Volkswagen Transporter.
- Mercedes Sprinter, Vito.
- Ford Transit.
Due to the decent luggage compartment, economical diesel Peugeot Boxer wins the fight, but because of the far not perfect painting, rigid suspension and not the best ergonomics is inferior to its competitors.
No matter how detailed and informative the car reviews are, the opinion of car enthusiasts remains crucial. What do they say about the Peugeot Boxer, what reviews they write about it? Let’s look into it.
I am writing an honest review. I live in St. Petersburg. I took the average commercial used Boxer of 2012. Among the drawbacks I would like to point out a loud body, which rattles strongly, weak stands and springs. He is afraid of tracks and ice like fire. In the rain and ice, alas, we are absolutely uncontrollable. With emergency braking trouble – does not like this option at all, almost does not slow down. Seats for passengers are ergonomics zero, they don’t have anything to do with it. In about a year of active ride weak points came out – the rail of the side door burst. As soon as the wheels burst, the wheels began to burst and the body began to disperse at the seams. I don’t demand a star van from the sky, but when it crumbles on the move, comments are unnecessary. The glow plugs live for a maximum of a year. Someone says that Peugeot Boxer 3 has become much better. I don’t know, I don’t know, but I wouldn’t buy a 2012 van today.
Bought a Spanish assembled bus Peugeot Boxer in May 2015. Now her mileage is 195 000 km. I was looking for a working car that wouldn’t fail or break at the most unexpected moment. Boxer gives me such confidence. I drive 300-400 km daily, 5 times a week. Always starts with 1 time. The front rubber was enough for 95,000 kilometers, the back rubber should be enough for at least 150,000 km. The maximum that I loaded into it was 2.5 tons. I puffed, quacked, and got there without any consequences. I visit every 15 thousand kilometers for technical inspection. In 1.5 years it paid off almost completely.
From the pros I will note the reliability and agility, good cross-country ability. From the minuses – though comfortable, but still rattlesnake salon, the noise is great. In the cold, the side door does not close, no matter how hard you try. In general, I am satisfied with the purchase.
Razgun his Peugeot Boxer 2 diesel to 165. This is a plane, not a van. And the fuel eats no more than a passenger car. Convenient loading, very spacious. On 69 000 km of mileage it was necessary to replace the generator, steering tip. Now I am selling it for uselessness. A good alternative to the promoted brands!
Pluses and minuses
- Ergonomics, appearance, comfort
- Luggage compartment is more spacious.
Cons of a car
- You can’t call it a free view, but you can’t call it a free view;
- The luggage compartments in the door panels are too low;
- The handbrake has been installed on the left side for unknown reasons. It is not very convenient to use it;
- The steering wheel can only be adjusted on departure. Since there are no tilt settings, it is almost impossible to achieve the most comfortable position;
- The driver and passengers will have to take up an almost vertical position;
- After 60 thousand mileage Peugeot Boxer literally begins to crumble. The most vulnerable places: clutch, air suspension, bearings, steering racks and generators;
- Besides, the price of Peugeot Boxer is far from being the lowest.
We sum up
And a little afterword at the end of the review. Peugeot Boxer has undergone some changes and has definitely become better compared to the second generation. There were some drawbacks as well – they were voiced in the paragraph above. Where is the best place to buy Peugeot Boxer? The best option is to contact an official dealer.
It is he who will be able to offer models with various equipment options, will provide an official warranty on the van. The price of 1.77 million rubles for the new Peugeot Boxer is, to put it mildly, quite a lot. But there is a real way to save money. It is necessary to wait for the start of sales, after which the price of last year’s Peugeot Boxer van will definitely decrease.
Does the cost still seem excessive? There is a way out – to pay attention to used transport. Used Peugeot cargo-and-passenger boxer is quite real to take for 7-8 thousand dollars. If the condition is almost new, and the mileage is quite modest, you can fit into 16 000 dollars.
We advise you to read the article: History of Peugeot Company