Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Renault Captur's starting price makes it one of the cheapest mainstream small SUVs, undercutting the Ford Puma and Volkswagen T-Roc. Getting a version that we actually recommend (our favourite is the TCe 140 Icon) pushes the price up quite a bit, though. We reckon the Skoda Kamiq is your best bet if you're looking to keep costs down. You can make sure you're getting the best price by using our free What Car? New Car Deals pages.
Renault’s PCP finance deals often come with a hefty manufacturer incentive to make them more competitive. That's a good thing, because the Captur's resale values aren't as robust as the Puma's, Kamiq's or T-Roc's. Insurance costs are not too hefty, but CO2 emissions of the petrols aren't anything to write home about.
Even so, we’d suggest jumping up to our favourite Iconic trim because the price difference isn’t very big and you get extra niceties, including automatic air-conditioning, automatic windscreen wipers and automatic high-beam headlights.
We wouldn't go for S or R.S. Line Edition because these range-topping trims are too pricey. If you're going to splash that sort of cash, you'd be far better off with a Puma or T-Roc.
The second-generation Captur is too new to appear in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Renault as a manufacturer performed averagely well – it came 16th (out of 30 brands) in the overall league table. For comparison, Skoda finished in 12th place and Ford joint 27th.