Peugeot Partner Review & Ratings
- 7 July 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Peugeot Partner is a panel van which was designed for leisure activities and is extremely similar in design to the Citroen Berlingo. This van has a rectangular body and a great deal of cargo space as well as an aerodynamic front. The Partner was produced and made available in both CNG and electric versions with four-cylinder engines in each. The first time that the Partner was display for the public to see was in 1996 at the Mondial de l’Automobile motor show in Paris, along which four concept cars which included the Berlingo Coupe de Plage, Berlingo Berline Bulle, and the Berlingo Grand Large.
When it comes to performance, the Peugeot Partner may not be the fastest vehicle on the road, as it has a mid-power diesel engine, which makes for a very smooth ride. Those who drive this van won’t win any street races, but the vehicle itself won’t have much difficulty keeping up with the pace of traffic on the road. This van’s low-rev pull is just one of the attractive features that it has to offer, but those who are interested in purchasing one will want to consider going for the much stronger and powerful 118bhp VTi version.
The ride and handling of the Puegeot Partner has been highly rated by consumers and it has a fairly good grip along with easy handling. The body of this vehicle has a tendency to lean, which can make it somewhat uncomfortable for passengers, especially on a winding road. The Partner does exceptionally well with most types of roads though, even in urban areas where there are lots of potholes and bumps to go over. The exterior design of this van is very boxy and rectangular, which may appeal to some people more than others.
The Peugeot Partner was first manufactured in 1996 and is still being produced today, though it is under the Berlingo name. The Partner II had a design which was based on the Fiat Grande Punto platform and was built in Turkey. This vehicle was built slightly larger than its predecessor and was also more expensive when it first came out. The Partner Tepee was the result of improvements made to the Citroen Berlingo Multispace and brought with it a similar design but with a number of differences which set these two vehicles apart.
The Peugot Partner Teepee is very similar to the Berlingo in terms of the way it drives and it is known for its excellent handling and refined features. This version of the Partner has its fair share of flaws though, such as the steering wheel which was created with an ankle that makes gripping it and driving a bit awkward at times. The seating position in these vehicles is comfortable and promotes good posture, and the steering wheel is just about the only flaw in this vehicle’s seating design.
There are three different diesel engines that are offered with the Partner Teepee, all of which have 1.6 liter capacities. The diesel models are by far the most popular with consumers and the 92bhp version can be purchased in three of the four trim levels and is capable of 169 pound-feet of torque at 1750 rpm. The Tepee comes in three different trim levels, including the basic Urban, midrange S, and Family. While there are not a lot of features that come standard on this vehicle, those who want to buy it do have the choice of upgrading to get more, though it will mean spending a little extra money. With versatile seating and a fairly decent ride, the Peugot Partner may not be the best vehicle van ever, but it does have its charms.