Renault Captur 1.6 E-Tech PHEV 160 techno 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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Renault Captur 2021 front right tracking
  • Renault Captur 2021 front right tracking
  • Renault Captur 2021 rear cornering
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior dashboard
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior rear seats
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior front seats
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior infotainment
  • Renault Captur 2021 front cornering
  • Renault Captur 2021 right tracking
  • Renault Captur 2021 front right static
  • Renault Captur E-Tech PHEV 2021 charging socket
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior front seats
  • Renault Captur 2021 boot open
  • Renault Captur 2021 front right tracking
  • Renault Captur 2021 rear cornering
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior dashboard
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior rear seats
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior front seats
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior infotainment
  • Renault Captur 2021 front cornering
  • Renault Captur 2021 right tracking
  • Renault Captur 2021 front right static
  • Renault Captur E-Tech PHEV 2021 charging socket
  • Renault Captur 2021 interior front seats
  • Renault Captur 2021 boot open
RRP £31,295What Car? Target Price£30,302
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

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.

This 158bhp plug-in hybrid uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine and an electric motor. It can run on electric power alone for around 30 miles according to official figures and the battery takes around three house to charge from a home wall box. Performance is perfectly adequate, but it can fumble when switching between power sources and you’ll have to wait for the engine to really start pulling when you put your foot down hard.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

217.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

261

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

30

g/km