Citroen Dispatch review

Category: Medium Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Citroën Dispatch 2021 rear doors open
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  • Citroen Dispatch 2021 interior dashboard
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  • Citroën Dispatch 2021 front static
  • Citroën Dispatch 2021 rear static
  • Citroën Dispatch 2021 front right tracking
  • Citroën Dispatch 2021 rear tracking
  • Citroen Dispatch 2021 interior dashboard
  • Citroën Dispatch 2021 side doors open
  • Citroën Dispatch 2021 rear doors open
  • Citroën Dispatch 2021 front static
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What Car?’s Dispatch deals

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Fuel economy has improved significantly with the introduction of the Euro 6 BlueHDi engines. The most fuel-efficient unit is the 114bhp 1.6-litre, which returns 55.3mpg officially and has CO2 emissions of 133g/km. The entry-level 94bhp engine with manual transmission has an official figure of 51.3mpg, while the range-topping 178bhp engine is does 46.3mpg.

Although the Dispatch is a very competitively priced van that beats much of the competition on sticker price and for standard equipment, we’d still urge buyers to consider which engine and trim they need.  The 114bhp 1.6-litre is our choice for efficiency and refinement, and unless you really want some of the smarter equipment, such as alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights, we’d stick with mid-level Enterprise trim. It adds useful features, such as additional storage, over the base X trim.

Overview

An all round very attractive van both from its looks, purchase costs, practicality and total cost of ownership. You’ll need to make some compromises, but it’s a wise choice for fleets or owner-drivers.

  • Car-like ride and handling
  • Capable range of engines
  • Parking camera and head-up display
  • Small wing mirrors
  • Not the best forward visibility