- Three efficient diesel engines and two petrols
- Impressively high claimed fuel economy figures
- Shouldn’t be pricey to maintain, either
The Rifter’s engine range doesn’t include any kind of high-performance powertrains, so running costs across the range should be very manageable indeed for buyers.
While the PureTech 110 is expected to be a big seller, it’s the BlueHDi’s that will be cheapest to run when it comes to fuel costs due to the higher fuel claimed fuel economy figures.
Peugeot Rifter BlueHDi running costs
With the BlueHDi 75 diesel engine beneath the bonnet, the Rifter returns a claimed 68.9mpg (67.3mpg for cars with Grip Control fitted and on different tyres).
Step up to the BlueHDi 100, and you can expect fuel economy figures of up to 65.7mpg (65.7mpg with Grip Control), with the most powerful BlueHDi 130 diesel claims the same fuel economy (64.2mpg with Grip Control). Figures for the EAT8-equipped BlueHDi 130 are yet to be confirmed.
Peugeot Rifter PureTech running costs
Fuel economy figures for the PureTech 110 engine are also yet to be confirmed, but they’re unlikely to be as attention-grabbing as the BlueHDi diesels’ figures.
Peugeot Rifter servicing and maintenance costs
The Rifter shouldn’t cost too much to maintain, either, using engines found in almost every other Peugeot model, which should reduce costs when it comes to replacement parts and servicing.
Insurance costs should also be low, especially compared with more desirable SUVs that do the same job as the Rifter.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,141 - £1,212 *|
|Diesel||131p||£876 - £976 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Every 12 months or 20,000 miles|
|Warranty||Three years/60,000 miles|
|Road tax (12 months)||£145|
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How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
A full set of CO2 emissions figures are yet to be released, but the figures that are available are competitive. The BlueHDi 75 diesel engine emits between 109 and 111g/km of CO2 (varies depending on wheel size), while the BlueHDi 100 produces 113g/km (114g/km for cars with Grip Control).
The most powerful BlueHDi 130 produces 114g/km (116g/km with Grip Control), while figures for the PureTech petrol engines are yet to be confirmed.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.2 PureTech (130ps) Petrol||g/km (Min)||N/A|
|1.2 PureTech (110ps) Petrol||132 g/km (Max)||£145|
- Early days to comment on reliability
- Feels solidly built and like it’ll last
- Many parts are used in other cars
The Peugeot Rifter is very new, so it’s hard to tell how reliable it’ll prove to be long-term. The signs are good, though, as many mechanical components are used elsewhere in Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Vauxhall vehicles, and overall the Rifter feels like it’s well-built.
There are some questionable parts when it comes to interior quality where different plastics meet on the dashboard, but overall there shouldn’t be anything to be too worried about.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|