2023 Citroën ë-Berlingo XL Feel Owner Review

Citroën ë-Berlingo

XL Feel 2023

5.7/10not logged3 votes

Practical car

15 Oct 2023

Citroën ë-Berlingo Pros and Cons

  • Carries 7 including 3 child seats

  • Practical

  • Spacious

  • Not the most efficient EV

Considered buying

Nissan Leaf

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The Attractions:

Cheap and efficient

The Dealbreakers:

struggle to fit 3 child sets in. Also chademo connector less universal then CCS

Peugeot e-Rifter

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The Attractions:

As citroen but better looking/better spec

The Dealbreakers:

significantly more expensive and difficult to get hold of

Volkswagen ID.3

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The Attractions:

Modern, hi tech, good looking, efficient

The Dealbreakers:

difficult to fit 3 child seats in

Owner Review

Practical car

Great car. Can transport entire extended family. Though note with 7 up the luggage space is quite limited.

Rear (2nd row) folded big luggage space

Rear (second row) easily removed vast luggage space

1st row folded Cavernous luggage space - think sofa/ double bed!

...very spacious car. 

Great driving position (though visibility not quite as good as my 2011 peugeot partner which had bigger door mirrors a better bonnet profile and was short wheelbase.

No reversing camera, and no front parking sensors.

Good general comfort but a bit jiggly over rough surfaces.

Main gripe is the infotainment system which is virtually non existent without the navigation pack meaning you have to use the my citroen app for basic tasks, and the APP is terrible! Usually take ages to connect so you don't know the state of charge or cant set preconditioning for easily 10 - 20 minutes (parked in same place with good phone signal so no excuses there)

Getting 3.8miles /kWh over mixed use - local plus 60mph motorway

Significantly less when cold weather

Lack of a spare is a worry - not an option on the XL (long wheelbase)

Also towbar cannot be fitted to the XL which is a shame.

Dealers vanishing everywhere is a big concern - Stellantis should pool the service/parts network as this is mechanically identical to a vauxhall/peugeot

Long-term average consumption

Long-term average consumption: 3.8 mi/kWh

See Tech Specs - Citroën ë-Berlingo


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