What used Renault Captur hatchback will I get for my budget?
You can buy a 2013 Captur for just under £4500, at the time of writing, but many of these will be high mileage machines or repaired Cat D cars. It’s better to spend around £6500 and get a good condition 2015 car with average mileage for the year from an independent dealer. This will buy you either petrol or diesel-engined cars, mostly in one of the lower trims. Step up to between £7000 and £9000 and you can bag yourself a 2016 to 2017 car in one of the plusher trims, from an independent or franchised dealer with a full history and a low mileage. Between £10,000 and £12,000 buys you a nice selection of 2018 and 2019 examples.
How much does it cost to run a Renault Captur hatchback?
Naturally enough it’s the diesel-engined cars that are the most economical. The 1.5 dCi 90 versions return an overall consumption of 78.5mpg, while the more punchy 1.5 dCi 110 returns 76.4mpg.
The 0.9 TCE 90 petrol engine returns a combined figure of 55.4mpg, but the larger 1.2 isn't too far off this, at 51.4mpg. In 2019, the 1.2 was superseded by the bigger 1.3-litre petrol, and while the 44.1mpg figure of that car appears disappointing, this newer engine was tested under the more stringent WLTP standards that better represent real-world driving.
Both the 90 and 110 versions of the 1.5 dCi diesel sneak under the 100g/km threshold at 95 and 98g/km, respectively. The petrol range isn't too bad when compared with its rivals; the 0.9 TCE emits 114g/km; the 1.2 TCE spits out 125g/km, and the 1.3 TCE produces just a touch more at 128g/km.
Both of the diesels will be tax-free if the car was registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force. Every other Captur registered before that date will be charged based upon the amount of CO2 produced. Anything registered after this date will be charged at the current flat-rate fee. To find out more about the latest road tax costs, click here.
Insurance and servicing
Insurance costs are reasonable, with groups being low. Servicing plans are available for used Capturs that are less than 12 months old, ranging from a three-year/30,000 mile plan at £449; a longer four-year/40,000 mile policy for £699, or a four-year/60,000 mile deal that includes an extended warranty for £999. For anything over 12 months old, there are budget (two services), standard (four services) or premium (four services plus one air filter, one diesel fuel filter or a set of spark plugs, and one brake fluid change) plans for £299, £459 and £699 respectively.
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