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Peugeot e-Rifter interior, tech and comfort

2021 onwards (change model)
Comfort rating: 4.5 out of 54.5

Written by Alan Taylor-Jones Published: 26 January 2023 Updated: 16 November 2023

  • Hardwearing but not overly plush
  • Sat nav optional on all models
  • But digital dials standard

How is the quality and layout?

The first thing you’ll notice when you jump behind the wheel of the e-Rifter is the tiny steering wheel and high-set dials on the dashboard. It’s just like the set-up you’ll find in the 3008 and 5008. Peugeot calls it i-Cockpit.

It works surprisingly well in the e-Rifter, as you sit high anyway as you would in a commercial vehicle or regular MPV, and enough adjustment in the seat to not feel hemmed in by the steering wheel. It suits some drivers more than others.

The heating and ventilation controls are also within easy reach, but almost hidden beneath the ledge the touchscreen sits on, so you’ll need to take your eyes off the road briefly to ensure you’re jabbing the correct button.  The toggle to select gear is located nice and high on the centre console so it falls within easy reach of the driver.

2022 Peugeot e-Rifter dash
2022 Peugeot e-Rifter dash

Peugeot has tried to make the e-Rifter feel less of a van with a high centre console and appealingly coloured plastics on GT trim, but it’s by no means luxurious. Still, all that hard plastic should be durable.

Infotainment and tech

The 8.0-in touchscreen is a bit sluggish and the graphics look several years out of date compared with what you’ll see in a VW Caddy Life. The menus take a little bit of getting used to, but thankfully you get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard to sort music, nav and more. If you want built in nav, it’s an optional extra.

2022 Peugeot e-Rifter infotainment
2022 Peugeot e-Rifter infotainment

All models get a 10-in digital instrument cluster in place of conventional dials. This can show a variety of information including range, speed, efficiency and nav instructions clearly, and is easy enough to configure to your liking. You also get a useful head-up display that means you can keep your eyes on the road more of the time.


  • Squishy seats not for all
  • But driving position is good
  • Plenty of room for three in the second row

Get past the i-Cockpit and you’ll find the e-Rifter has a fundamentally sound driving position with seat, pedals and wheel lining up well. The front seats especially are soft, although could do with more side support while the front seat bases are too short for some.

2022 Peugeot e-Rifter XL rear driving
2022 Peugeot e-Rifter XL rear driving

Those in the middle row will appreciate the opening windows in the sliding doors and the three equally sized chairs. That means the centre passenger isn’t perched on something designed for only occasional use, which combined with the flat floor make it a great option for those who regularly have a car full of people.