Citroen Berlingo named most reliable family MPV

Citroen Berlingo.

Citroen’s Berlingo has topped the charts again, having been named the most reliable family MPV by warranty specialists Warranty Direct.

The company analysed data from over 50,000 live warranty policies in order to compile a list of the best-performing MPV model.

Factors were taken into account including how often a car breaks down, its typical repair costs, how long it takes to fix an average age and mileage.

Of all the models tested, the Citroen Berlingo Multispace came out on the top spot, beating the competition with its reliable track record and typical repair cost of only £199.54, a full £89 behind its closest competitor.

This is the latest in a string of awards for Citroen’s Berlingo model after it took home the Small Van of the Year award late last year at the Fleet Van Awards.

Reliable AND versatile

As well as being incredibly reliable, with fewer than two in ten models found to have any faults in a 12-month period, the Berlingo is also incredibly versatile.

Offered in a wide variety of models, with two wheelbase lengths, along with the crew and panel van formats, plus different payloads and trim levels, there’s a Berlingo to meet every need.

All Berlingo vans feature Trafficmaster telematics as standard, which includes SatNav and stolen vehicle tracking.

As of this month, each Berlingo will also come with electronic stability control and hill start assist as standard as well, while practicality and storage space is also impressive, with a maximum storage capacity of up to 3,000 litres.

Efficiency is key to its success

The Berlingo vans are also among the most efficient models in their light commercial vehicle category. Currently, the Citroen Berlingo offers a choice of either petrol or diesel engines, as well as a choice of either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automated manual transmission.

As well as recent upgrades in efficiency, new Berlingo vans now sport updated styling. The exterior updates include a new chrome grille, new side rubbing strips and revised side skirts.

Not only is the range well-equipped, but it’s also incredibly cost-effective, with pricing for the new Berlingo Multispace beginning at just £13,285.