2017 Renault Captur Review

Introduction

The Renault Captur is an extraordinarily successful small quasi-SUV from the revived French company, bringing taller crossover cool to the Clio supermini platform. It’s Europe’s best-selling small crossover, better even than the trendsetting Nissan Juke, and will soon been enhanced for summer 2017 with a mild makeover including a set of de rigueur LED running lights.

 

Body Style: Crossover           Seats: 5              MRP from £14,945 - £22,185 

 

Did you know? Sales of the Captur have grown every since its launch in 2013: in 2016, 215,000 were registered by eager Europeans.

 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.3/10)

It’s easy to see the appeal of the Renault Captur. It’s a high-rise model with elegant curves and haunches, distinctive colour combinations and a friendly, classless look. Europeans love them and buy them by their hundreds of thousands. It’s a bit more plain inside, but equipment levels are OK and include a few surprises, while the practical interior has been very well thought out, even down to coming with removable seat covers. Calming to drive, choose the right engine and you’ve a stylish alternative to a normal family hatch, one that gives a more confident feel and more manageable nature on the road. It’s not one for families that are too large - we’re talking toddlers rather than teens (they might want to look at the Renault Kadjar instead) - but gr...