Renault Captur 1.6 E-TECH Hybrid 145 S Edition 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £26,590What Car? Target Price£23,569
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 with those in the better-handling and better-packaged Ford Puma. The Captur isn't as comfortable or practical as a Skoda Kamiq, either.

S Edition adds front parking sensors, a rear-view camera, a 9.3in infotainment touchscreen, a 7.0in digital instrument cluster, blind-spot monitoring, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, interior ambient lighting and wireless phone-charging. We wouldn't recommend it because it's too expensive.

You won’t be able to travel far under electric power alone compared with the E-Tech 160 plug-in hybrid, but this version will cope with short bursts at low speeds without needing its engine. Performance is reasonably sprightly in town thanks to its electric motor, but this trails off significantly when the engine takes over to get you up to motorway speeds.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

305

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

113

g/km

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