Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
First, you need to choose whether you want five or seven seats in your Citroën e-Berlingo, because if you want seven you'll have to select the longer XL model rather than the regular-sized M version.
Our favourite is the five-seat M, which still offers a vast amount of passenger space for those with a smaller crowd to carry. There’s so much head room in the front and back that it's hard to imagine anyone struggling, while rear leg room is very generous too. The rear bench is wide enough to accommodate three adults with ease, and the two outer rear seats have Isofix child-seat mounting points.
As for boot space, there’s loads of it. Even the regular five-seater has nearly 775 litres below the parcel shelf (1050 litres for the XL). That's massive – more than the Touran and, indeed, pricier large SUVs such as the Peugeot 5008 can offer.
In the XL, the rearmost two seats can be completely removed from the car to add boot space, and you get 4000 litres of cargo room with all the rear seats down. To put that in context, there'll be no need to hire a van when taking your kids to uni.
The boot is square with no obstructive lip at the entrance and the opening matches the width of the boot floor. The only annoyance is how enormous the tailgate is because, being top-hinged, it can only be opened when there’s a large gap behind the car. The XTR gets around that by providing a rear window that opens independently, which is more usable.