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2002. - 2008.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2003. - 2005.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Marketing

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
2003 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 / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 700
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1461 cc
67 hp
160 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
1800 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 67hp engine designed by Renault.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. 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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Berlingo offers a considerable difference of 17% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Renault does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen, as well as Renault, with the same average rating of 4.1 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed 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 4.3 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 offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. 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! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Renault. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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