2017 Renault Clio Review

Introduction

The Renault Clio is one of the best-looking superminis on sale, and its appeal runs more than just skin-deep. It’s pleasing to drive, has some interesting on-board tech, a decent range of engines and, inside, offers plenty of space and practicality despite its stylish appearance. Even with the strong internal challenge from the Captur crossover, it remains a popular car in the UK, for good reason.

 

Body Style: Supermini Seats: 5 MRP from £11,915- £22,425 

 

Did you know? Renault introduced the Clio in 1990 and has sold over 13 million since then. It’s one of just three cars to win the Car of the Year award twice.

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

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (7.9/10)

The latest Renault Clio is a strong-selling car that ticks the key boxes for supermini buyers: it looks great, is well-equipped, drives in a fun way and is cheap to run. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a rich-looking Clio and the firm has democratised connectivity tech so nobody need miss out on the latest touchscreen features, even if it’s via your smartphone rather than an inbuilt screen. The engine range is small but there’s a clear standout and, apart from a dull interior, the still-disappointing hot Renault Sport performance model and safety kit that’s falling off the pace, the Clio remains a strong supermini contender.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ ...