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2002. - 2008.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2001. - 2003.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4137 mm
1724 mm
1810 mm
664 liters
2800 liters
55 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3995 mm
1663 mm
1827 mm
650 liters
2600 liters
50 liters
2002 Citroen Berlingo
2001 Renault Kangoo

Engine

Peugeot
1.9 XUD9 A
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1905 cc
71 hp
125 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Renault
1.9 F8Q
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1870 cc
64 hp
120 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1244 kg
20.4 s
142 km/h
8.8 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
181 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1060 kg
16.3 s
146 km/h
6.5 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
146 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

1500 EUR
Price from
1100 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the mpv segment and utilize the same 5-door MPV body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 71hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 64hp engine designed by Renault.

Safety

The fact that the Citroen got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Berlingo offers a considerable difference of 17% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Renault does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen, as well as Renault, with the same average rating of 4.1 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Berlingo as average reliability-wise, and Kangoo is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as Berlingo rank it on average as 3.1, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Renault is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 4.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 146 kilometers per hour, 4km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Kangoo, averaging around 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (51 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 25% difference compared to Berlingo.


Verdict

Renault appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Berlingo beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Renault outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Renault. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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