Citroën e-Berlingo review

Category: Van-based MPV

Section: Costs & verdict

Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 front cornering
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  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior dashboard
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior rear seats
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 right tracking
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 front cornering
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 rear right tracking
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 headlight detail
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 charging socket detail
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 front seats
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 boot open
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 front cornering
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 rear cornering
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior dashboard
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior rear seats
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 right tracking
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 front cornering
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 rear right tracking
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 headlight detail
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 charging socket detail
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 front seats
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

While the entry-level Citroën e-Berlingo undercuts the Peugeot e-Rifter and Vauxhall Combo-e Life on list price, its top-spec XTR version doesn’t look quite as good value as the SE-spec Combo-e Life. 

The e-Berlingo’s list price is lower than those other two electric MPVs but the Combo-e Life isn't much more expensive and will be worth more after three years, giving you a better trade-in value for your next purchase.

As a brand, Citroën ranked 11th out of 30 manufacturers in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey – higher than (in order) Volkswagen, Peugeot, Vauxhall and Ford.

All new e-Berlingos get a good but not exceptional three-year/60,000-mile warranty, although that increases to a Toyota-rivalling five-years and 100,000 miles if you buy it online. The battery pack is covered for eight years or 100,000 miles to retain 70% of its capacity.

Charging the e-Berlingo will take a little over seven hours from a wall charger, or roughly 30 mins from 10-80% on a 100kWh rapid charger. 

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Citroën e-Berlingo 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

The Citroën e-Berlingo electric van-based MPV is streets ahead of the outdated Nissan e-NV200 in terms of both range and performance. It’s peaceful to drive and few others can beat it for practicality. Just be aware that its van origins mean it won’t have as fancy an interior as some rivals, and that the Vauxhall Combo-e Life is better value overall.

  • Great practicality
  • Performance rivals the regular petrol Berlingo
  • Lots of standard safety kit
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Some storage solutions are optional
  • Could use some more range
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