For A thoughtfully designed boot makes the Renault Clio Sport Tourer a great small estate. It's fun to drive and comfortable.
Against Not all versions of the Clio get the soft-touch interior and dull steering detracts from the driving fun.
The Renault Clio Sport Tourer isn't exactly enormous, but it has more space than the standard hatchback and is just as good to drive.
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The Renault Clio Sport Tourer is an unusual beast. Estate cars are traditionally large vehicles, designed to maximise carrying space, but the Clio’s size means it’s more of a lifestyle choice than a workhorse.
Supermini-based estates rarely sell well in the UK and the Clio’s limited appeal means that resale values will be weaker than on the hatchback. The Sport Tourer might be almost as good to drive as the conventional hatchback model, but there isn’t the same range of engines and trim levels available.
The cheaper models don’t use the classier cabin materials found in Dynamique TomTom models, and the smaller engines will struggle to haul the car around if you do load up the boot.
The Renault’s chief rival is the Peugeot 207 SW, which is a much better seller. Having said that, the Clio is still a good car, and if you can negotiate a sizeable discount, it's definitely worth considering - if you don’t need anything bigger.
The best all-round Clio, with a responsive yet economical engine and quality feel. As one of the best superminis on the market it's only bettered by newer supermini-based estates.