Peugeot Bipper (2008 – 2018) Review

Peugeot Bipper (2008 – 2018) At A Glance


+Small but usefully practical small van, easy to drive in town with a tight turning circle, cheap to run thanks to economical 1.4 HDi engine.

-Noisy on the motorway, cabin tight on space for taller drivers.

The little Bipper is one a family of small vans - it's the same as the Citroen Nemo and Fiat Fiorino - and like its counterparts the Peugeot version is aimed at professional users looking for a vehicle which is easy to drive and easy to park. Thanks to the asymmetric hinged rear doors and the sliding side doors, the Bipper is also very easy to load and unload, even in the narrowest of spaces.

Every Bipper model uses the same 75PS 1.3-litre turbodiesel engine, which makes life simple when it comes to choosing which engine you want. There is a choice with the transmissions, so you can pick between a standard five-speed manual gearbox or Peugeot’s EGC (electronic gear control) automated manual that does away with the clutch pedal.

With all its available space, the Bipper can transport a payload of up to 610kg. Access to the load area is made easy by the asymmetric rear doors which ensure all-round access to the rear load space, both height wise and width wise. The two doors can open to an angle of 90 degrees or even 180 degrees if required, thanks to an innovative check strap design.

Much of the Bipper’s extra space and usefulness comes from the front passenger seat that not only folds forwards but also folds downwards. This leaves a long, flat load floor that is uninterrupted and ideal for transporting longer items that would otherwise be left unsecure poking out of the back door or require a larger van.

Ask Honest John

Is there a small van that's suitable for tall drivers?

"Are there any small vans that have sufficient driver space for someone 6'8" tall?"
The Citroen Nemo/Peugeot Bipper/Fiat Fiorino will all accommodate a tall driver. If you need something larger then I would suggest the Ford Transit Connect or Vauxhall Combo.
Answered by Dan Powell

What is the best small van to buy?

"What is the best small van to buy?"
Our favourite small van is the Ford Transit Courier. It is offered with petrol or diesel engines and is surprisingly practical, with 2.3 cubic metres and payloads peaking at 660kg: The Citroen Nemo/Peugeot Bipper are also good little vans. They can't carry as much payload as the Ford, but have more loadspace and are cheaper to buy second-hand:
Answered by Dan Powell
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