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What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For Cheap, roomy, with impressive kit, including many safety features

Against It's poor to drive compared with its rivals, and some of its ergonomics could be better

Verdict It's a quirky, well specified French executive car with plenty to recommend it

Go for… 2.2-litre diesel

Avoid… Both V6s

Renault Vel Satis Hatchback
  • 1. There’s good room for three in the back, although headroom is a little tight
  • 2. The interior is let down by the layout of the controls, and by irritatingly small audio buttons
  • 3. There are three trim levels, but go for Privilege if you can find one
  • 4. The boot is large, and you can fold down the rear seats for even more space
  • 5. Go for the 2.2-litre diesel - it's the most common and most fuel-efficient engine in the range
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