Renault Clio review

Category: Small car

Section: Interior

Renault Clio 2021 rear cornering
  • Renault Clio 2021 front
  • Renault Clio 2021 rear cornering
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior dashboard
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior rear seats
  • Renault Clio 2021 boot open
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior infotainment
  • Renault Clio 2021 rear right tracking
  • Renault Clio 2021 right tracking
  • Renault Clio 2021 rear tracking
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior front seats
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior detail
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior detail
  • Renault Clio 2021 front
  • Renault Clio 2021 rear cornering
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior dashboard
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior rear seats
  • Renault Clio 2021 boot open
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior infotainment
  • Renault Clio 2021 rear right tracking
  • Renault Clio 2021 right tracking
  • Renault Clio 2021 rear tracking
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior front seats
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior detail
  • Renault Clio 2021 interior detail
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The Renault Clio's driving seat has a decent amount of seat adjustment and most people should be able to get comfortable behind the wheel, but there is no electric adjustment option. S Edition and RS Line trims come with sportier seats with more side bolstering to help keep you in place during cornering. 

The steering wheel is reach and rake adjustable, and its airbag design gives you a clear view through it to the instrument cluster, or the 7.0in digital TFT display on S Edition and above. Although you can switch between modes, the digital screen can’t show as much information and isn’t as clear as the Active Info Display in the VW Polo.

While the rear screen pillars aren’t as broad as those of some rivals, the lower left and right extremes of the screen itself sweep upwards over the rear lights, reducing your field of vision when looking backwards. Entry-level Play trim does without any parking aids, but Iconic gives you rear parking sensors and S Edition adds front sensors and a rear-view camera.

Renault Clio 2021 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

The Clio's entry-level Play trim has a 4.2in multimedia display screen with DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and USB and aux inputs. If you opt for the E-Tech in Play trim or move up to Iconic, the system is upgraded to a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring. Overall, the infotainment is a bit laggy and it can’t quite match the high-resolution graphics found on the VW Polo’s set-up. 

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