Citroen Berlingo Review 2024

Citroen Berlingo At A Glance

+Good payload for size, safety tech

-Fiddly switchgear, only top spec models available as automatics

Extensively revised and with a fresh cabin layout, the latest generation of the popular Citroen Berlingo remains one of the UK’s most popular small vans – but is it the right tool for your job? Read our extensive Citroen Berlingo review to find out.

The Citroen Berlingo has long been a go-to-choice in the small van market, the French manufacturer having had a reputation for making durable, functional and fun-to-drive vans for several decades.

Today, with almost two million Berlingos having been manufactured since 1996, it continues that offensive – the revised 2024 Berlingo yet again being a paragon of excellence in the small van market.

Based on the model introduced in 2018, the latest Citroen Berlingo ushers in a new range of safety equipment and advanced technology, including a new ‘Smartphone Station’ for media integration, digital instrumentation, a new 10-inch HD infotainment display, ‘Flank Guard’ blind spot warnings and optional Dynamic Surround Vision, which uses a screen in the place of a rear-view mirror to transmit camera views from behind the van to the driver’s eyeline. Clever stuff, then, for an already impressive van.

The Berlingo also offers the biggest range in the small van market, with a 1.2-litre PureTech petrol in addition to the diesel and electric variants offered across its sister vans – the Peugeot Partner, Vauxhall Combo and Fiat Doblo.

The Citroen e-Berlingo is subject to a separate review so here we’re focusing on the more traditional petrol and diesel models, the latter of which will make up the bulk of UK sales in the lifecycle of the current Citroen Berlingo.

Despite its modest proportions, the Citroen Berlingo is a practical van with two different body length options. The shortest is called the ‘M’ and the biggest the ‘XL’, which may sound confusing, but ‘S’ and ‘L’ models exist in other markets thanks to the modularity of the platform. There’s also a crew cab variant on the XL, with seats that can be folded away and a clever pop-up second bulkhead to give the best of both worlds.

Two trim levels are offered: Enterprise and Driver, the first of which is more business-focused and the second of which is the plusher, more comfort-oriented model. Both come with Citroen’s unique Advanced Comfort seats, which feature specially engineered lateral supports in high-density memory foam – a feature exclusive to the brand and which may make it the preferred choice for users who spend a long time behind the wheel.

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