Renault Captur review verdict and specs

The Renault Captur receives an aesthetic update that, while welcome, does little to keep it ahead of the pack

Words ByNeil Winn

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Should I buy one?

There is good reason for the Captur being Europe's best-selling small SUV. With a competitive starting price, an attractive aesthetic and a flexible interior, the Captur sticks to the formula well.

And yet this updated-for-2017 model doesn’t feel quite as accomplished as its newer, fresher rivals. The variety of engines on offer feels restrictive, interior quality isn’t quite up there with its best rivals' and the driving experience leaves us slightly cold. A practical, cheap to run small SUV, then, but one that's also a tad underwhelming.

What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5


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Rivals:

Suzuki Vitara

Vauxhall Mokka X


Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 120 Dynamique Nav S

Engine size 1.5-litre diesel

Price Β£23,145

Power 108bhp

Torque 192lb ft at 1,750rpm

0-62mph 11.4secs

Top speed 112mph

Gov't economy (official combined) 76.4mpg

CO2/BIK band 98g/km, 21%

Insurance group 15E

Doors 5

Seats 5

On sale July

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