Mercedes Citan review

Category: Small Van

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The Renault Kangoo’s status as the best-selling small van in Europe has helped define the sector, so it’s little surprise that most vans in the segment are about the same size as the Kangoo – and therefore its Citan sister.

The L2 Citan measures 4321mm and can swallow a load up to 1753mm long if the additional 370mm of space is used beneath the front seat, while the L3 measures 4705mm in length and can move cargo up to 2137mm in length.

Width in the rear is 1460mm, with up to 1219mm between the wheel arches, while the van’s height allows for cargo up to 1258mm tall. In total, an L2 van has a maximum load volume of 3.1m3, while an L3 can transport 3.8m3.

The Citan is available at 2.0, 2.1 or 2.2-tonne gross vehicle weights, with payloads varying quite significantly from as little as 515kg for a 2.0-tonne L2 van up to 661kg for a 2.2-tonne L3 version.

Access to the load space is via twin rear doors that open to 180deg, but sliding doors for side access can be specified on the options list.

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