The Berlingo First does everything compact MPVs such as the Renault Scenic can do, but at a much lower price. Citroën dealers are usually willing to offer big discounts, too, yet you can still expect good resale values. The petrol averages a respectable 38.2mpg and the diesel an impressive 53.3mpg, and insurance costs are reasonable.
Citroën BERLINGO FIRST MPV quality & reliability
The Berlingo's interior is well put together, although the hard plastics look cheap and scuff easily. We've no reason to doubt the durability of the mechanicals, but owners did complain about the quality of the exterior bodywork in the last JD Power customer satisfaction survey.
Citroën BERLINGO FIRST MPV safety & security
Safety equipment is on the mean side, comprising driver and front passenger airbags, and anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, but little else. Front side airbags are a cost option, but you can't specify curtain airbags or stability control. Safety kit is also limited - Citroën has had to print 'door locking with key' on the kit list to flesh it out a bit.