Citroen Berlingo – Your Best Mid-Sized Van
If you are looking for the perfect mid-sized van, the Citroen Berlingo is a great choice. With many excellent features, you can choose from a range of body styles. In this article, we look at this useful vehicle and weigh up the pros and cons.
There are five options available, from the smallest 625 L1 to the 725 L2 crew van. Both models use the same wheelbase although the body lengths are different, with the L2 having a longer load area.
Both models are available in a 75bhp or 90bhp diesel engine, and the L1 also has a 1.6 litre petrol engine option. Recently, a entirely electric model has been added to the range, the L1H1. The Airdream model is a great choice for those looking to lower their harmful emissions.
New Berlingos come with all mod cons, including sat nav and vehicle tracking devices together with subscriptions to both Trafficmaster Smartnav and Trackstar for three years. Buyers also benefit from three months of free subscription to safety camera alerts.
The Berlingo benefits from a choice of bulkhead options and seat configurations, including a model that seats five.
Buyers will be pleased to note that the Berlingo is one of the most efficient vans in its class, achieving 62.8mpg in the Airdream model. The electric L1H1 gives drivers 106 miles of trouble free driving after a 12 hour charge It even has a power boost feature giving 80% capacity after just 35 minutes of charging time. The Berlingo also comes into the category of one of the lowest priced insurance groups, making it great value for money.
The Berlingo offers an excellent load space which can even be extended up to 3,000mm. When compared with similar models from other manufacturers, the Berlingo has both a longer load area and can hold two Euro pallets.
The safety record of this vehicle is very good and no serious manufacturing problems have been reported on even the oldest vehicles of this type.
Pros And Cons
- Offers a dual passenger seat and five-seater, models
- Option for low emissions
- Cramped seating in crew model
- Smaller load space than some other makes.