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Why Lease The Relay Crew?

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Citroen Relay Crew Review 2023

The Citroen Relay Crew is a large crew van ideal for businesses that need to carry lots of cargo and all their team. With seats for up to six people and a load volume of 10.5m3, the Relay Crew is a practical and versatile van. 

Rivals to the Relay Crew include the Ford Transit, Volkswagen Crafter, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and Vauxhall Movano

Our Citroen Relay Crew review covers:

Citroen Relay Crew Key Features

  • Aerodynamic exterior design 
  • Pleasant and practical interior 
  • Up to 10.5m3 of load volume 
  • 2.0-litre diesel engine 
  • One trim level 

Citroen Relay Crew Pros and Cons:


  • Decent fuel economy 
  • Practical interior 
  • Loads of equipment as standard 


  • Outdated dashboard and tech 
  • Poor ride quality 
  • Not great over long distances 

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Citroen Relay Crew is a large van with an aerodynamic and robust exterior. It has a low-sitting grille, slick headlights, and a long and square body. 

The Relay Crew can fit six passengers in its cabin. In the front, the driver and two passengers have plenty of leg and headroom, and there's a good amount of storage for all your tools and gadgets. In the rear, the Relay Crew gets a second row of seats that's more than good enough for three adults. There's also a plastic bulkhead to divide the rear seats from the cargo in the back. 

Citroen Relay Crew exterior

Open the two rear doors, and you get 10.5m3 of load volume, which is on the smaller end of the Relay range. However, there's still more than enough space for loads of cargo, and you get a load width of 1,870m and a height of 1,932mm. You also get a payload of up to 1,315kg. 

Interior and Trims

The cabin of the Relay Crew is pleasant and comfortable but falls short of more advanced rivals like the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter. The dashboard feels well-built and practical, but it doesn't feature as many premium materials as we'd like. 

On the dash, you get a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a DAB radio, smartphone mirroring, sat-nav, and Bluetooth. It's great that it comes with all the features as standard, but it still adds to the utilitarian feel of the cabin and falls short of its more advanced rivals. 

Just one trim level is available for the Relay Crew: Enterprise. 

It comes with 15-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights, air conditioning, an adjustable driver's seat, a dual passenger bench seat, a seven-inch touchscreen, rear parking sensors, cruise control, ABS braking, a three-seat bench second row, a toughened plastic bulkhead, and moulded side panels with integrated bottle holders. 

Power and Performance

The Relay Crew has a 2.2-litre diesel engine paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. Labelled the BlueHDi 140, it comes with a power output of 140hp and returns a fuel economy between 25.6 - 40 mpg, depending on how much cargo is in the rear. 

The engine features fuel-saving stop-start tech as standard, which is a nice feature. 

Citroen Relay Crew interior

The Relay Crew is a large van that's reliable to drive and is versatile. It's surprisingly good around town and is capable on the motorway. 

At lower speeds, it has a relatively tight turning circle and light steering, making it easy to handle when navigating tight city streets. This, in combination with rear parking sensors, helps an awful lot, considering you can't see out the rear of the Relay Crew. 

Increase to motorway speeds, and the Relay Crew is capable, but it isn't that exciting. Its steering lacks precision, and ride comfort is a bit jittery, especially when there's not much cargo in the rear. The diesel engine also struggles to get up to cruising speed, and in return, there's a fair bit of engine noise. 

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Citroen Relay Crew start from £41,688.00 OTR* or to lease from £609.10 per month.

Looking to get behind the wheel of the Citroen Relay Crew? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK's largest van leasing brokers and offers a range of leasing deals to suit your every need.

Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase, thanks to a low initial deposit and fixed monthly rentals.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change; always check with your nearest retailer.