Renault Clio 1.0 TCe 90 RS Line 5dr [Bose] Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £19,450What Car? Target Price£16,805
Review

It might not be the most fun or comfortable small car, but the Clio continues to be a great all-rounder. The frugal E-Tech hybrid version will appeal to company car users, but the TCe 100 petrol is our pick. Stick with the mid-range Iconic trim and you’ll have yourself a very well-priced and practical family car, although interior quality and the infotainment system can’t compete with its german Volkswagen Polo rival.

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This sporty trim sits at the top of the regular range, gaining a more aggressive front bumper, aluminium pedals, red accents and stitching plus an oval exhaust tip over S Edition. As you’re mostly paying for styling tweaks, we wouldn’t bother.

The TCe 90 has a similar amount of power to the VW Polo 1.0 TSI 95 but doesn’t feel as punchy. With a lower torque output, it doesn’t perform as well from low revs, and requires you to work the engine hard to make progress. Get it spinning past 5000rpm and A-road overtakes are possible, but the Seat Ibiza and VW Polo are far more flexible and therefore easier to drive. With that in mind, we’d avoid the less powerful non-turbocharged SCe 65.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPHundefined seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

300

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

117

g/km

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