Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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

Petrol engines 7.9 - 9.8 mpp
Diesel engines 9.1 - 11.5 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 37.0 - 45.8 mpg
Diesel engines 45.2 - 57.0 mpg
  • Diesels use the least fuel…
  • But the petrol is efficient, too
  • Electrification set to come later

Citroen pared-down the Berlingo range in 2019, reducing the number of engine and transmission permutations, leaving the manual PureTech 110 as the sole petrol choice. At the time of writing there's no available WLTP fuel efficiency or CO2 emission data for it, but in our road testing experiences, returning an average of 38mpg over the course of driving on different road types should be achievable.

Mint green 2018 Citroen Berlingo MPV side elevation driving

Of the remaining diesels, it's the Berlingo BlueHDi 100 engine that's the most efficient with official claims of 46.1-51.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 112-117g/km. Opt for the punchier BlueHDi 130 and you're looking at 45.2-50.1mpg and 114-120g/km for the manual, 45.1-50.3mpg and 113-121g/km for the eight-speed automatic.

Even lower costs will be a feature of electrified Berlingos, but they’ll be a while before they reach the market.

Servicing costs should be reasonable too, given it’s van based – keeping maintenance simple and cost-effective is important to van customers, so the car version benefits too.

Decent reliability record

  • 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.

Mint green 2018 Citroen Berlingo MPV front three-quarter

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) £150
Insurance group 8 - 14
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