Citroën Berlingo 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Flair M 5dr Review

Category: MPV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £24,295What Car? Target Price£23,247
Review

For the money the Citroën Berlingo offers unrivalled interior space, and a relaxing ride. It's also better-trimmed inside then the Vauxhall Combo Life and slightly nicer to drive than a Peugeot Rifter — cars that are otherwise identical. If you're after something more car-like to drive or plusher, then it's worth looking at the pricier Volkswagen Touran, though.

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Flair adds 16in alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, electric rear windows, driver's adjustable lumbar support, rear picnic tables, voice recognition, eCall, sat-nav and an electronic parking brake – worth considering but we'd stick with the cheaper Feel model for the best value.

This 128bhp engine is our pick of the diesels. It is remarkably smooth and refined for a diesel engine, and has lots of useful low-down grunt that’ll be great for those who regularly carry large loads or lots of people – especially useful if you opt for the seven-seat model. It also offers great fuel economy if you do lots of motorway miles. It's available with a slick, eight-speed automatic gearbox, which feels like a perfect fit with this engine.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

54.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

775

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

144

g/km

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