Citroen Berlingo Van review

Category: Small Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Citroen Berlingo interior
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Berlingo will cost you more than its Vauxhall Combo Cargo cousin to buy, but less than the Peugeot Partner. It costs substantially more than the Ford Transit Connect, too.

Safety has been improved dramatically in the latest Berlingo van, with traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and a driver attention monitoring system all available.

The Berlingo is covered by a three-year or 100,000-mile warranty, and servicing intervals are every 25,000 miles for the Blue HDi 130 model but every 15,000 or once year for the 75 and 100 vans.

Entry-level vans get a DAB radio, as well as electric windows, electric heated mirrors and automatic headlights. Enterprise models get considerably more, with an adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, automatic electronic parking brake, tyre pressure monitoring system, rear parking sensors, cruise control and air conditioning. They also get the Extenso folding passenger seat with writing table and load-through bulkhead to increase carrying capacity, plus the 8in touchscreen infotainment system. 

Driver spec models get more still, with features including sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors, passenger side and rear cameras, automatic windscreen wipers and a multi-function steering wheel. Worker models get additional grip control and a 30mm increase in ground clearance to enable light off-roading .

We’d recommend the Enterprise trim level simply for the value it offers in terms of additional equipment, but, if you plan to cover many miles, Driver is a generous package too. The options list is fairly flexible, though, so you can pick a wide range of features on almost any Berlingo.

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Citroen Berlingo interior

Overview

A great range of engines, a slick automatic gearbox and excellent practicality means the Citroën Berlingo is one of the best small vans on the market.

  • Great safety features
  • Fun to drive
  • Limited interior storage
  • Only a five-speed gearbox on lower-powered vans
  • Limited equipment on entry level versions