The 807 Wagon was launched in 2003 by Peugeot as a replacement for the 806, and it certainly has never been at the top of any lists. There was little different between the two both externally and internally, so it would have been smarter for Peugeot to either launch a Series Two 806 or redesign the body altogether to distinguish the two apart. In any event, the 807 is now being gradually phased out to be replaced by Peugeot's 5008 Wagon, and no one is really complaining.
The five-door eight seat Peugeot 807 is one of the last survivors of the late nineties, early noughties design mindset at Peugeot. A mindset which gradually dissipated as the company's association and design cooperation with Citroen widened and deepened. Strangely though, you look at the van and can't help but wonder if someone was sleeping while they designed this? Its boxy shape is beyond outdated and there are no points of interest on it. No chiseled lines, no intriguing headlamps or tail lights, no eye-catching wheels or anything else that Peugeot could have done to at least make the van a little more desirable.
The most popular engine chosen in the 807 Wagon is one that draws its power from Peugeot's highly functional a four-cylinder 2.2-liter turbo-diesel that generates 170 horsepower. This is paired with a new dual clutch system (DCS) six-speed manual gearbox. In all fairness though, it should be noted that the Peugeot 807 wagon actually has been made with a total of four engines; two petrol and two diesels, to cater to the desires and needs of every driver. Unfortunately, most fell short when compared to the competition.
The suspension system in the 807 wagon is also well tried and tested. Peugeot's standard Macpherson strut front formula with a torsion beam suspension for the rear axle delivers a smooth ride to all passengers. Despite its size, the 807 is surprisingly light. It handles corners like a dream and delivers limited body roll. This is also a vehicle that is amazingly quiet, which is one of those things you really don't appreciate until you take a long trip.
At face value, the Peugeot 807 remains a true work horse, capable of carrying eight people in relative comfort. Also, cargo space is in abundance, especially if you remove the second and third row seats, which you can do quite easily. You will also appreciate the sliding rear doors. These come in handy when someone comes along and parks way too close to you while you are in the grocery store, or if your garage only allows for a tight squeeze.