The Peugeot Traveller is the only eight-seater we’ve tested this year, and it is absolutely huge inside.
All the seats have enough head and legroom for adults, and the sliding doors make it easy to get in and out.
It may be based on a Peugeot van, but don’t let that persuade you that the Traveller won’t drive well.
There’s enough power and torque to comfortably pull a large single-axle caravan. Don’t expect fireworks from under the bonnet, but the 30-60mph time of 15 seconds shows the diesel engine is up to the job.
In still conditions the Traveller felt secure at the motorway limit and beyond, but it was a lot less impressive when the wind picked up, with the caravan beginning to move around.
The handbrake stopped the car and caravan from rolling backwards on a 1-in-6 slope, so long as it was pulled on firmly. With its strong engine and automatic gearbox, the Traveller towed confidently to the top of the hill.
The Peugeot Traveller scored highly with our practicality judges, not least because there was room for a full load of luggage even with all the seats in place. They also noted that the underslung full-size steel spare wheel could be accessed without needing to remove any luggage.
Choose Allure spec and the Traveller comes very well equipped – but so it should do when it costs almost £40,000.