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For The Scenic is a spacious five-seat MPV with a hardwearing cabin and a big, well-shaped boot. It’s reasonably good to drive and running costs shouldn’t break the bank.

Against The rear seats don’t fold into the floor, limiting practicality. They’re heavy and awkward to remove and refit, too. Renault’s reliability record needs to improve.

Renault Scenic MPV
33 5stars

A roomy five-seat MPV that’s strong on quality, decent to drive and available with a wide range of efficient engines. It’s not as user-friendly as the best, though.

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There are 12 Renault Scenic versions available

MPV 1.6 VVT 110 Expression+ XMOD 5dr £18,165
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 VVT 110 Dynamique TomTom 5dr £19,360
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 VVT 110 Dyn TomTom XMOD 5dr £19,365
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.5 dCi 110 Expression+ XMOD 5dr £19,945
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn TomTom XMOD 5dr £20,455
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn. TomTom S/S 5dr £20,455
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.2 TCe 130 Dynamique TomTom S 5dr £20,805
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn TomTom XMOD 5dr £21,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn. TomTom S/S 5dr £21,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.2 TCe 130 Dyn. TomTom XMOD 5dr £22,305
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn TomTom XMOD 5dr £22,395
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S/S 5dr £22,395
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There’s reasonable choice with the Scenic range: two petrol engines and two diesels. For the best balance of abilities, we’d recommend the 109bhp 1.5 diesel. 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.

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 Scenic MPV 1.5 dCi 110 FAP Privilege 5dr

I hired this car in Spain ,nice and quite running at 70mph, MPG was 50 cruising at 70 with [ NO traffic] air condition on, boot was rather small for…

David Potts

2 out of 5 stars

Renault Scenic MPV 1.5 dCi 106 Expression 5dr

I rented this car on holiday. It was stylish and seemed well made and plush inside, and the dashboard screen looked cool. It combined a smooth ride…

David James

3 out of 5 stars
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