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Peugeot Rifter camping conversions and boot size


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The Peugeot Rifter, from the Berlingo family (and Opel Combo or Toyota ProAce City are basically the same cars), is longer, more comfortable and scores higher in safety tests than Berlingo – which just about makes it one of the top contenders for a great camper.

Peugeot Rifter Boot dimensions

Rifters Long version offers an impressive 223cm long boot, combined with its boot height of 112cm and good width of 119cm, it is one of the biggest everyday cars you can find. This earns it a very good NimbleCamper rating of 3.7/5.

NimbleCamper rating: 3.7/5

Body typeMPV / Minivan
Boot length (cm)223
Boot height (cm)112
Boot width [wheel arches] (cm)119
Comfort rating1.5
NimbleCamper rating (out of max 5)3.7
Consumption l/100km6.9
Consumption MPG (UK)41
Available inEU
Engine typeCombustion
Average used price, GBP (2015)17426
Boot door typeTailgate

General information

The Peugeot Rifter is part of a trio that includes the Citroën Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo. These models, despite differences in branding, are strikingly similar. The Peugeot Partner and the Berlingo were essentially the same, thanks to their similarities in design and function.

Read next: Berlingo vs Rifter vs Combo

While the Peugeot Rifter has its fans, the market for multipurpose vehicles (MPVs) is vast, with many viable options to consider. Each vehicle has its merits, and personal preference often dictates the choice. The Rifter is a newcomer to the bunch, but thanks to its long version, it is a very good car for camping and everyday use too, especially when modified or equipped for camping or overnight stays. Its popularity among van life enthusiasts and campers is due to several reasons:

  1. Space: The Peugeot Rifter comes in both standard and long versions, allowing users to choose based on their space needs. The longer version provides extra room, making it more suitable for sleeping and storage.
  2. Flat Loading Area: The Rifter offers a flat loading area. This makes it easier to lay down a mattress or sleeping platform, providing a comfortable space to rest if the middle seats are removed. If you keep them in, you will have to level the area for the mattress. See DIY camping conversions for ideas.
  3. Modularity: The Rifter’s interior is designed with modularity in mind. The seats can be easily folded down or even removed, allowing for a variety of configurations, including the addition of custom bed platforms or storage units.
  4. Roof Options: Some versions of the Rifter come with an optional Zenith roof, which has storage compartments and can even include a skylight. This feature can provide additional ventilation and a view of the night sky, enhancing the sleeping experience.
  5. Privacy: While the Rifter’s windows can provide great views during the day, for overnight stays, it’s recommended to have window coverings or shades to ensure privacy.
  6. Aftermarket Support: Due to its popularity among campers and travellers, there’s a growing market for aftermarket accessories and conversions specifically designed for the Rifter. This includes items like custom mattresses, storage solutions, and even pop-up roof tents.
  7. Fuel Efficiency & Maneuverability: Unlike larger campervans, the Rifter is more fuel-efficient and easier to manoeuvre. This makes it a good choice for those who want a vehicle that’s comfortable for both daily driving and occasional camping trips.

In conclusion, the Peugeot Rifter, especially when appropriately equipped or modified, can be an excellent vehicle for sleeping in, whether for occasional weekend getaways or more extended road trips.

Standard rating (not focused on car camping): rating Peugeot Rifter 2022: 4/5 • rating: 4/5 • rating (e-Rifter only): 3.7/5

Average external rating: 3.9/5

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