How to spec a Citroën Berlingo
Our guide to Citroën's spacious MPV covers which options to pick, which to avoid and how much to pay for it all...
Buyers may be gravitating towards SUVs in their droves these days, but for larger families, the humble MPV can still make a lot of sense. And the Citroën Berlingo is the best of the bunch, having been named as our MPV of the Year at the most recent What Car? Awards.
Underneath, it shares its mechanical parts with the Vauxhall Combo Life and Peugeot Rifter, but we prefer the Berlingo because it's better to drive and has a nicer interior. Add in that it's also extremely practical and represents great value for money and the Berlingo is a very tempting proposition indeed.
Our full 16-point review can tell you what the Berlingo is like to drive and to live with, but here we're going to focus on which options you should choose when you're in the showroom. If you go for our recommended Feel specification, you'll already have most bases covered, with air conditioning, automatic lights and wipers and cruise control, but there's still room to add more luxury without blowing your budget.
Metallic paint (£545)
You get solid white paint on the Berlingo for free, but we’d recommend upgrading to one of the three metallic finishes instead. Each will cost you £545 but add value to your car, meaning you’ll get a larger chunk of change back when you come to sell.
Rear parking sensors (£200)
Parking up with the whole family on board can be a distracting experience, so avoid any embarrassing dings or dents by opting for rear parking sensors, which give an audible signal as you approach objects behind you.
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