For The Renault Grand Scenic is a compact MPV with reasonable room in all three rows (if you’re prepared to compromise in each of them). Quality is strong, too, while equipment levels are decent and it's good to drive.

Against The Grand Scenic's middle row of seats don’t fold into the floor, limiting practicality. They’re heavy and awkward to remove and refit, too. The ride is a little firm and rear visibility when parking isn’t great.

Renault Grand Scenic MPV
33 5stars

The Renault Grand Scenic is a seven-seat MPV that’s strong on quality, good to drive and comes with a range of efficient engines. It falls short of the ultimate practicality of the Citroën C4 Grand Picasso and the ride isn’t quite as plush.

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There are 5 Renault Grand Scenic versions available

MPV 1.6 VVT 110 Dynamique TomTom 5dr £20,590
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn. TomTom S/S 5dr £21,775
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.2 TCe 130 Dyn. TomTom S/S 5dr £22,125
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn. TomTom S/S 5dr £22,615
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S/S 5dr £23,715
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

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There’s reasonable choice with the Renault Grand Scenic range. For the best balance of abilities, we’d recommend one of the diesels. The 109bhp 1.5 diesel will be fine for most - it provides reasonably perky performance and decent refinement, and the version with stop-start also boasts some of the best figures in the class for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. If you want more grunt, though, the 1.6 diesel is also a peach.

There's less choice with trim, though, because there’s only one available. It’s called Dynamique TomTom, and it comes with all sorts of goodies including satellite-navigation, alloy wheels, Bluetooth and automatic lights and wipers. Renault’s always punting out high-value special editions, too, so it’s always worth browsing the company’s website to see what’s on offer before you buy. Renault also offers low (and interest-free) finance packages, and the Scenic also comes with four years worth of warranty, servicing and roadside assistance as standard.

Reader test team says:

Renault Grand Scenic MPV 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S/S 5dr

We bought this car as a pre-registered demo with 60 miles on the clock from our local main agent in Feb 2014. This is our third Grand Scenic, after…

Nickolas Fretwell

5 out of 5 stars

Renault Grand Scenic MPV 1.5 dCi Dynamique 5dr

This is our second Grand Scenic. The first was the 2008 model, best car we have ever had. The model describe here is the 2014 110 DCI. The engine has…

Peter Hoskins

3 out of 5 stars
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