Citroen Dispatch Van Review
The Citroen Dispatch At A Glance
An award-winning and modern medium-sized van, with everything you could possibly need for commercial or everyday use, the Citroen Dispatch deserves plenty of praise and then some. Though not without notable flaws, a high level of craftsmanship and crucial attention-to-detail has clearly been put into this fantastic vehicle, with a catalogue of benefits and desirable road-ready attributes.
Varied diesel engines to choose from give you the option to select a van which meets your exact needs, with low running costs particularly handy in 2022. The option for an electric version, as well as mixed luxury features for those long-haul drives mean that this nifty mid-sized Citroen is the true definition of a 21st century tradesperson van. Boasting an expectedly streamlined appearance and lightweight body, alongside carefully integrated optional extras, “practicality” is the one word we used to describe these vehicles coming away from some enjoyable testing.
Plenty of driving assistance systems and in-cab accessories are to be found within the cab, though perhaps the most significant drawback is also found here – with space fairly limited for driver and passenger. A large payload makes for effective storage of materials, items and installations with a whole array of additional storage features and smart space-saving options, which will be detailed further in this review.
Ultimately, for those seeking out a medium-sized affordable van, with a large payload and impressive additional features, this could be the vehicle for you. Read on to hear the rest of our thoughts.
Engines And Spec
In terms of the engines within Citroen Dispatch vans, there are plenty of options to sink your teeth into. 5 diesel engines to choose from within the conventional model span 100 to 180hp, with low levels of fuel consumption for each. Not only does this offer added flexibility for purchase or lease, but it makes for a medium-sized van with plenty of bite if you do opt for the maximum horsepower available. Looking for a sustainable option? The all-electric e-Dispatch features the storage capabilities and extras of the conventional model, with environmentally friendly EV functionality.
Similarly priced competitors may be especially designed for use on expansive open roads or for navigation of city streets, but coupled with cab features and all-important rear storage, we’re more than willing to give Citroen a pass. With this van able to adapt to multiple scenarios, situational flexibility is apparent. Carrying unusually shaped objects from A to B? Or perhaps you require a roof rack or cab storage for extra? Handling, horsepower and much more are considered.
Up to 16 driving assistance systems, six load lashing points with an internal light, twin sliding side doors and a height-adjustable driver’s seat are the highlights of the interior features available for the Citroen Dispatch van. A somewhat cramped and limited overall space may limit driver comfort, but if this isn’t an essential, there are fewer more complete options on the market. Purely for straightforward driveability, the front seats of the Citroen Dispatch have even been designed to provide a consistent comfy high driving position.
Driving comfort is seamless, thanks to the smooth running gear and handy shock absorption, while hands-free sliding doors can be a huge asset when loading the van with your hands full. The cabin features a tablet stand for devices and gadgets too – so you can communicate with clients and stakeholders on the go, or keep track of important information via tablet.
Storage And Payload
Arguably one of the more important areas of any van, storage and payload are where the Dispatch really stands out. Up to 1400kg maximum payload makes for plenty of flexibility for you or your fleet, and the optional boot bag and roof bars give you even more wiggle-room. Three variable body lengths may differ, but an internal height of 1397mm, and interior width measure of 1628mm give you plenty of opportunity to stash away bulky building materials, machinery and more. A means of raising the side passenger seat to transport long objects may be ideal for larger fabric rolls or pipework.
Pros And Cons
- Incredible payload for a medium-sized van
- Engine and body options
- Electric variant which retains many features
- Cramped interior
- More powerful vans are available.
- May not be ideal for city driving
The adaptability of the Citroen Dispatch, as well as considerable payload and add-ons for convenience make this affordable vehicle one of our favourite options so far. If you’re on the market for a tradesperson vehicle which is mid-sized, multifunctional and reliable, Van Sales stock several versions of this particular road van, each appropriate to your needs,
Discover all the Dispatch has to offer, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Van Sales UK. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have, and if you’re unsure, we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction. Call us now on 0117 428 7721 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.