2017 Renault Koleos review: Fine car, but not class best

Introduction

The Koleos crowns Renault’s SUV range, sitting above the Captur and Kadjar. It looks every bit the range-topper, too, with a purposeful stance and an appealingly chunky design. Renault has resisted the trend among cars in this category to offer seven seats, sticking with just five and placing emphasis on comfort and space instead. Just two engines are on offer, both diesel, along with the choice of automatic or manual gearboxes, the former also being available with all-wheel drive. 

 

Body Style: SUV              Seats: 5                            

MRP from £27,500 - £34,200 

 

Did you know? The Renault Koleos is sold in five continents.

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

Verdict 7.0 / 10

This Renault Koleos has a more substantial feel than its slightly smaller sibling, the Kadjar. While many may see the lack of a seven-seat option as a potential missed opportunity, Renault does deserve credit for sticking to its guns and placing a greater importance on interior comfort. It ticks a lot of the right SUV boxes, including the increasingly important one marked 'kerbside appeal'.

Good levels of standard equipment are supplied and Renault only offers its two higher trim levels along with competitive pricing, which sees it undercut many rivals such as the Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa ...