Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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

Petrol engines 4.3 - 5.4 mpp
Diesel engines 5.2 - 6.6 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 36.8 - 45.8 mpg
Diesel engines 45.2 - 57.4 mpg
  • Expensive to buy, cheap to run
  • Electric only, petrols and diesels previously available
  • Two well-equipped trim levels

In our road testing experiences, the Puretech 110 returns an average of 38mpg over a mixture of roads, with the 130 not much less efficient. We’ve seen more in rival petrol MPVs such as the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer which can get well into the forties if you’re careful.

Of the diesels, it’s the Berlingo BlueHDi 100 that’s the most efficient with official claims of high forties to low fifties economy with the Blue HDI only slightly less efficient. We’d expect mid-forties MPG in the real world regardless of which you’ve picked.

Servicing and warranty

You’ll find petrol and diesel Berlingos are pricier to service than the e-Berlingo as there are more moving parts to worry about. Service plans are available from Citroen to spread out the cost.

The Berlingo’s warranty is a standard three years or 60,000 miles for the car itself, with the battery covered by a separate eight year or 100,000 mile warranty. This guarantees the battery will retain at least 70% of its capacity at the end of that period.

Reliability

  • A couple of minor recalls have surfaced
  • Also affects Peugeot and Vauxhall siblings
  • Work carried out free-of-charge

So far the Berlingo’s been subjected to a couple of relatively minor DVSA recalls affecting a small number of vehicles, including those sold as Peuegot Rifters and Vauxhall Combo Lifes.

The first recall related to a handbrake component that could potentially fail, which resulted in 744 cars being subjected to a fix. The second was for 148 diesel-engined models where a rogue plastic component could damage the particulate filter in the exhaust system.

All of the work will be completed free-of-charge, but ensure with a Citroen dealer whether it’s been undertaken on a used Berlingo you are considering buying.

Much of its mechanical componentry is already delivering trouble-free service in other Citroen, DS, Peugeot and Vauxhall models – you can feel confident making a purchase.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165
Insurance group 8 - 14
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