Citroën Berlingo review

Category: MPV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
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Introduction

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The MPV, as the abbreviation outlines, was the Multi Purpose Vehicle before SUVs started getting in on the act. And MPVs, like the Citroën Berlingo, still provide a solution for almost every practical eventuality, being designed to get as many things as possible from one place to the next. Much like a van, as it happens. So, what better basis for an MPV than an actual van, which is what the Berlingo is spawned from?

For years, the Berlingo (previously Berlingo Multispace) has provided no-frills, practical motoring for cost-conscious families. It’s a proven package that combines efficient engines with a bewildering number of interior storage options, and over the years it has generated a number of imitators. These include the Ford Tourneo ConnectPeugeot Rifter, Vauxhall Combo Life and Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life. The Rifter and Combo Life, by the way, are basically the same car as the Berlingo but with a different badge. 

One downside of the Berlingo is that previous versions could never fully disguise their van origins, either in terms of the way they looked or the way they drove. That rendered them immediately disadvantaged next to car-based MPVs, such as the Ford S-Max and the award-winning Volkswagen Touran, both of which feel more, well, car-like to drive.

However, this current version aims to redress the balance by offering improved refinement along with a greater number of luxury and safety features. It also comes in two body styles: a shorter one (M) with five seats, or a longer one (XL) with seven.

Read on to see if the current Citroën Berlingo really is easier to live with as well as still practical. And remember, you could save thousands by using our New Car Buying service for discounts on whichever new car you decide is the one.

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Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions43.7 - 57.4
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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