Renault Captur 1.3 TCE 140 Play 5dr EDC Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £22,400What Car? Target Price£19,984
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 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol is the best all-round engine in the range, pumping out 138bhp. It's not as quick as the Ford Puma 1.0 Ecoboost 155 MHEV but acceleration is still surprisingly brisk with 0-60mph taking around 10 seconds. You can opt to have the TCe 140 with a manual or automatic gearbox.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

404

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

134

g/km

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