Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 31 - 53 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

All models are cheap to run and the diesel offers excellent fuel economy. Insurance groups are competitive and service intervals are about average. Depreciation is steep and the biggest cost from new.

Berlingo performs pretty well on the eco front. With an average of 160 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are relatively low for a people carrier. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.6-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is impressively frugal, averaging 45 mpg.

It’s designed to lug around everything from flowers for the florist to bricks for the builder, so it’s durable. But interior trim is flimsy and may not stand up to the rigors of everyday life.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £295
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Insurance group 11 - 16
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