Renault Captur review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, hybrid, petrol
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Introduction

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The arrival of the first-generation Renault Captur was timed with a level of perfection that would suit a Swiss railway. It may not have been the first small SUV to hit the market, but it was early enough to ride the crest of a wave that's since become a tsunami of high-riding, compact cars.

A big part of the Captur’s success was its distinctive looks with a splash of customisation. This helped it stand out from the crowd and, for this second-generation Captur, Renault's stuck with the same theme.

But while it might look similar on the outside, inside and underneath it’s a whole new ball game. Plusher plastics, more substantial switches and upgraded digital displays aim to give it more pizazz, especially in top-spec models. And a slight growth spurt over its predecessor helps to realise more space for passengers and their luggage.

Under the bonnet, you’ll find a range of modern petrol and diesel engines, with power outputs ranging from 93bhp all the way up to 158bhp. The punchiest power figure belongs to the E-Tech plug-in hybrid, which combines a petrol engine with an electric motor to reduce emissions and offer electric-only driving. 

So, if you already own an original Captur or you’re thinking about buying one for the first time, don’t be duped by the latest car's familiar looks – there’s plenty to discuss. And that’s no bad thing, given how competitive the small SUV class is, with the keen-handling Ford Puma, the spacious Skoda Karoq and the comfort-orientated Volkswagen T-Roc among the rivals to consider.

So, should it be at the top of your shortlist? That’s what this review will tell you. Just click through to find out how it compares to its rivals and what is the best engine and trim combination. That’s not all we’re offering, though: with our New Car Buying service, you can save a bundle of cash on a Captur or whatever new car you decide to buy, and there’s no haggling involved.

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Number of trims5 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel, hybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions188.3 - 58.9
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty5 years / 100000 miles

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