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2002. - 2008.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2000. - 2005.
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
4159 mm
1714 mm
1800 mm
750 liters
3000 liters
60 liters
2002 Citroen Berlingo
2000 FIAT Doblo

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
FIAT
1.9 D
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1910 cc
63 hp
118 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
1265 kg
20.9 s
141 km/h
9.9 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
7.7 l/100km
204 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

1500 EUR
Price from
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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 63hp engine designed by FIAT.

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 Citroen being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. 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? On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Italian car offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that FIAT does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the FIAT badge with 4.3 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Berlingo as average reliability-wise, and Doblo is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 3.1, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 142 kilometers per hour, 1km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (41 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 12% difference compared to the Italian car.


Verdict

FIAT is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. 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, the French car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Citroen offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. 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 Citroen. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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 thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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