Peugeot 207 Van (2007 – 2016) Review

Peugeot 207 Van (2007 – 2016) At A Glance


+Good quality and ideal for small businesses such as florists, load area is more than a metre wide, gets bespoke suspension set-up.

-Ford Fiesta van is a better all rounder.

The 207 may be a small car but the commercial vehicle version - which gets steel panels instead of side windows - is a usefully compact van with a payload of 450kg and a load volume of 1.105m3 resulting in a particularly versatile van. It's ideal for small businesses with light loads such as florists and despite a high load lip it has a carpeted load area that's 1335mm long and 1043mm wide. There are also six tie down retaining rings in the rear and a load area interior lamp.

Perhaps unsurprisingly for a van based so closely on a passenger car, the Peugeot 207 drives and behaves like one. It offers much more enjoyable and agile handling than most vans, though this comes at the expense of outright space compared to the likes of Peugeot’s own Bipper.

There are two engine choices - a 1.4 HDi with 70PS or a 1.6 HDi with 92PS - both of which are designed to maximise efficiency with a claimed average of 62.8mpg and - from 2010 - CO2 emissions of 110g/km and 115g/km respectively. Both come with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard.

These engines allow for excellent running costs thanks to high economy and low emissions, particularly with the diesel motors. Light controls also make the 207 the perfect choice for urban multi-drop duties. Thanks again to its passenger car-based origins, the 207 van has a cab that is bristling with equipment compared to most commercial models. There are driver, passenger and side airbags as standard, along with electric windows and CD stereo. So it’s a good bet for those who spend a lot of time behind the wheel.

The neatly styled 207 van was facelifted in 2009 with a restyled front end and gets a good range of safety equipment such as electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency brake assist plus adaptive front and side airbags and a passenger front airbag with deactivation switch. There are two trim levels - Standand and Professional and all models get central locking, a CD stereo, electric windows, height and reach adjustable steering column, sports front seats and a half height bulkhead.

Ask Honest John

My van keeps cutting out - how can I fix DPF problems?

"My son recently purchased a Peugeot 207 diesel van. Sometimes without warning the engine dies while he is driving. If he switches it of then on the particle filter warning light comes on but the car starts and drives normally until the next time. Is this a particle filter fault or something else?"
From what you are describing it suggests that the DPF is starting to get blocked. Does the van do a lot of town type driving? If so then it may be worth taking the van onto a motorway or dual carriageway and drive with the engine at 2000 rpm for at least 25 mins. This may then clear the soot that is starting to accumulate in the DPF.
Answered by Alan Ross
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