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Towing capacity of Peugeot Expert

The Peugeot Expert has one of the best towing capacity ratings in the medium van segment with an unbraked trailer towing capacity of 750kg and a braked trailer towing capacity of 2.5-tonnes or 2,500kg.

Is the Peugeot Expert any good for towing?

The Expert has a good towing capacity compared to other mid-sized vans which has improved over the years. The previous version of the Expert was limited to a 2000kg capacity but the new Expert van gets a much better 2,500kg.

Because of this the towing capacity of the Peugeot Expert is better than rivals but is still a lot less than a large van. If you really want to tow a lot then a pick-up truck is probably the best option or something bigger because the Ford Transit towing capacity is much greater than a medium van.

Incidentally, you can also compare the towing capacity of the medium-sized Ford Transt Custom towing capacity in our helpful guide.

How good the Expert is for towing depends on the engine you have because all Expert vans have the same towing capacity of 2.5-tonnes. Whether you have the Peugeot Expert 2.0 HDI or the 1.6 HDI the towing capacity is still 2500kg.

The Expert comes in 125hp and 145hp versions, so if you intend to pull a trailer at full weight you’re better off with a more powerful engine. That’s not to say the small one is a slouch, but the Expert 2.0 HDI has a better chance of doing the towing job more easily and with less fuss.

What is the Peugeot Expert towing limit?

You need to consider the vehicles entire weight when finding the towing limit of a van.The gross combination weight (GCW) also referred to as the gross train weight (GTW) affects what you can pull and the Peugeot Expert van towing capacity.

The weight of the van, its payload (even the driver and passengers) as well as the weight of the trailer your towing all contribute to the GCW of the van.

What is the Expert gross combination weight?

The all important question then is, what is the gross combination weight of the Expert. Thankfully that is a simple answer as all the Expert van models have the same figure. Oh wait, there’s an exception – isn’t there always – the double cab variants have a slight difference.

Double cab variants of the Peugeot Expert have a gross combination weight (GCW) of 5.6-tonnes or 5600kg.

As the GVW is limited to 3100kg for the biggest versions of the Peugeot Expert, when you factor in the overall 2500kg max weight that is permitted of the trailer plus its payload, it means that it is impossible to exceed the GCW even if you have a full payload. Of course you need to not break the rules on the Peugeot Expert payload maximums, or else you’ll not only be in trouble for overloading the van but you’ll have an overweight van and trailer combination too.

So, that’s the general rule for GCW applied to the Expert but there’s a slight variation which goes back to the engine sizes. The Peugeot Expert 2.0 HDI towing capacity is greater the 1.5 HDI engine as it has a lower gross vehicle weight of 2830kg.

That means you’ll need to be aware of the overall Peugeot Expert payload so it’s best to check plates on the vehicle. These can usually be found either inside the door or under the bonnet of the van.

Is there a Expert towbar as standard?

The Peugeot Expert van does not come with a towbar as standard. There is, however, an option for one to be added as a factory option.

The ball and hook tow bar option is available on the Expert for all models which gives you a 13-pin connector plug. It costs around £700 – which is quite punchy for a towbar connector on a van.

How to tow a Peugeot Expert van

Let’s hope you haven’t broken down and that’s why you need to know how to tow the Peugeot Expert. In order to tow the Peugeot Expert van you’ll need to find the towing eye which is the circular loop you’ll attach a towing rope of bar to.

The towing eye location on the Peugeot Expert can be found under the front bumper. It’s to one side of the main chassis arm, so you need to go under the front of the van to look for it.

Once it’s hooked up you need to think about how the rope or bar will press against the bumper when you are towing – you don’t want to cause any unnecessary damage.

What weight can a Peugeot Expert tow?

The Peugeot Expert panel van can tow 750kg with an unbraked trailer and 2500kg with a braked trailer

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