Renault Captur review

Passenger & boot space

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Renault Captur 2019 rear seats LHD
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

There’s a decent amount of leg room in the front of the Captur, but you’ll find your head closer to the roof than in a Skoda Kamiq or T-Cross. Width is generous, too, so you won’t rub shoulders with your passenger. 

Storage isn’t bad, with a big tray in front of the gearlever and another one below when an automatic gearbox is fitted. We wish the cubby under the central armrest was bigger, though.

Rear space

Even with its sliding rear bench pushed all the way back, space is adequate rather than amazing. A six-footer will find their head rather close to the ceiling, and knee room will be tight if there’s someone of the same height sitting in front of them. Not helping matters are side panels that curve in noticeably towards the roof, making for a claustrophobic feel even if you’re short. 

Try to fit three in the back and, while the middle passenger will appreciate how little space is robbed by the floor hump between their feet (some rivals have more obstructive humps), they’ll probably also wish you’d bought a bigger car.

Renault Captur 2019 rear seats LHD

Seat folding and flexibility

As is the case with the Volkswagen T-Cross, you can slide the Captur’s rear bench back and forth to prioritise boot space or rear leg room. The base slides as one piece and the seatback has a conventional 60/40 split, so you can carry long loads while still providing accommodation for one or two rear passengers.

Boot space

Renault claims class-leading boot space for the Captur, but there’s a caveat. For the boot to be at its most voluminous, you’ll have to slide the rear bench all the way forwards, at the expense of rear leg room.

With the bench all the way back to give the most leg room, boot space is 422 litres. That’s more than you get in most family hatchbacks, such as the Volkswagen Golf, so you should get five carry-on cases back there with room to spare.

To further boost versatility, all Capturs have a variable-height boot floor. When set to its highest position, the floor is virtually level with the boot opening to make sliding heavy items in and out easier. Drop the floor and you’ll reveal a big lip but plenty of extra depth – ideal for taking that bulky impulse buy home from the garden centre.

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