Renault Captur 1.0 TCE 90 Play 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £19,300What Car? Target Price£17,233
Review

We can see the appeal of the Renault Captur’s funky looks and affordable starting price, but by the time you get an engine with enough power coupled to the right trim, it doesn't look quite such a bargain. All the engines are relatively weak compared to those in the better-handling and better-packaged Ford Puma. The Captur isn't as comfortable of practical as a Skoda Kamiq, either.

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Even entry-level Play trim is well worth a look. It gets electric front and rear windows, climate control, cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, LED headlights, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping warning and assist, a variable-height boot floor, a sliding rear bench, keyless entry and start and power-folding door mirror. One big omission is alloy wheels – you only get plastic wheel trims.

This entry-level engine is disappointingly sluggish; there's very little urgency unless you work it hard. The more powerful TCe 140 makes far more sense.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH14 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

404

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

133

g/km

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