Used Peugeot 807 (2002 - 2010) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 20 Mar 2014
3
The 807 is near identical to the Citroen C8 and Fiat Ulysse people carriers, with only the headlights and grille the real differences. The boxy shape may not do much for looks, but it means plenty of interior space and the ability to carry up to eight adults.

4 out of 5

Comfort

The forgiving ride makes long-distance trips comfortable and there's little wind or road noise - despite 807's tall shape. Some engine noise is noticeable from the 2.0 engines, but the 2.2-litre diesel and newer HDi 136 engines are far smoother. All the seats are full-sized and comfortably shaped, but this takes up valuable space, meaning leg room has to be carefully divided between all three rows when carrying adults.

All the seats slide on runners and recline plus access to the rearmost seats is easy as the second row of seats fold and tumble forward. Most models have sun blinds on rear windows, air conditioning vents that feed all three rows, plus the third-row windows pop open.

3 out of 5

Practicality

The sliding rear doors are a blessing in tight parking spaces and one higher spec models they are electrically sliding for even easier use. The second and third row seat backs can be folded forward to make a table, or for load-carrying purposes, but they don't fold into the floor like newer people carriers. For maximum load carrying, the seats need to come out but that's not easy.

They're bulky and heavy to remove, but the load area is cavernous without. There's room enough behind the third-row seats for a couple of suitcases and lots of storage built into the dash. Most models have roof bars and front seats that can be swivelled 180 degrees.

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How does the boot space compare?

395 litres
330 litres
Peugeot 807 (02-10)
234 litres
225 litres
2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

The cabin layout has been designed to maximise practicality and storage space. The steering wheel adjustment (height and tilt) encourages an upright driving position to leave more space for those seated behind. The gear lever sprouts from the dash handily close to the steering wheel, leaving the floor between the front seats clear and useable for storage.

The controls and functions aren't particularly intuitive in their layout though, while drivers with large feet may find the lack of room to the side of the clutch pedal (a legacy of a car designed to be left-hand drive) a problem. A convex second rear-view mirror allows the driver to keep an eye on those in the back.