Peugeot Partner (2008–2018)

Last updated 26 June 2018

The Peugeot Partner is one of the very few vans of this size that can carry three occupants in the front. Thanks to the Multi Flex seating, there are two passenger seats plus the driver’s pew. The downside is the third seat infringes on space for both passengers, so it’s best viewed as an occasional seat for short hop journeys.

There is also very little knee room for the third passenger. If you need to carry two passengers or more on a regular basis or for longer trips, there’s a crew van model available that will accommodate five in comfort.

More relevant for many users will be the standard front passenger seat that folds down into the floor of the cab. This allows longer loads to be slotted through from the load bay and into the cab for added security and safety when driving.

A comfortable driving position is augmented by reach and rake adjustable steering in all Partner models. Power steering is also standard, as well as electric windows, central locking and a driver’s airbag. The view out of the windscreen and side windows is good and it’s easy to judge where the front of the Partner’s bonnet lies to help with parking in cramped spaces.

The clear dash places all of the major instruments in easy view of the driver, so it only takes a glance to check speed or how much fuel is in the tank. Big circular air vents in the centre console provide ample cooling air for summer driving, while the stereo is mounted up high to be within easy reach. Small buttons on the stereo, however, make it more fiddly to use than it should be. Still, the rotary controls for the ventilation are simple to use.

Peugeot places the gear lever high on the console, which is good news for the driver but bad news if the third passenger seat is fitted as it robs leg room for this extra occupant. Some good news comes in the form of plenty of in-cab storage in the Partner.

The load bay also offers excellent storage for cargo and the Partner comes with side-hinged rear doors that open out to 180-degrees for easy access to the back of the van. There are six tie-down hooks in the cargo floor and every Partner has a driver’s ladder frame protector fitted.

If you move from the base S model to the SE or Professional versions, you also get hard plastic floor protection, while the Professional is further blessed with a half-height steel bulkhead with mesh grille and access door to the load space.

A passenger side sliding side door is standard with the SE and Professional Partner models and the L2 long model comes with twin sliding side doors. For the S, a sliding side door is an option. A roof flap at the back of the Partner allows longer loads to be placed through the roof and into the load bay, which is a neat, simple and handy addition to the Peugeot.

Dimensions
Version Length Width Height Wheelbase
Crew Van 4628 mm 1810–1857 mm 1834 mm 2728 mm
Crew Van LWB 4628 mm 1810–2112 mm 1834 mm 2728 mm
Floor Cab 4380 mm 1810 mm 1828 mm 2728 mm
Panel Van 4380–4628 mm 1810–2112 mm 1828–1834 mm 2728 mm
Panel Van LWB 4628 mm 1810 mm 1834 mm 2728 mm
Tepee 4380 mm 1810 mm 1803–1862 mm 2728 mm
Loadspace
Version Length Width Height Volume
Crew Van 1320 mm 1380 mm 1250 mm 2.4 m3
Crew Van LWB 1320–2050 mm 1380–1500 mm 1250 mm 2.4 m3
Panel Van 1800–2050 mm 1380–1500 mm 1250 mm 3.3–3.7 m3
Panel Van LWB 2050 mm 1380 mm 1250 mm 3.7 m3
Tepee - 1500 mm - -
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