Used Renault Clio 2019-present review

Category: Small car

Section: Alternatives

Renault Clio rear
  • Renault Clio 2019 wide left front cornering RHD
  • Renault Clio interior
  • Renault Clio boot
  • Renault Clio 2019 right panning RHD
  • Renault Clio rear
  • Renault Clio rear seats
  • Renault Clio 2019 infotainment RHD
  • Renault Clio 2019 wide left front cornering RHD
  • Renault Clio interior
  • Renault Clio boot
  • Renault Clio 2019 right panning RHD
  • Renault Clio rear
  • Renault Clio rear seats
  • Renault Clio 2019 infotainment RHD

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Renault Clio hatchback?

If the Clio is a touch too tame in the handling department, consider a Ford Fiesta. It has a smaller boot and isn't as spacious in the back, but it is one of the most engaging small cars to drive and some updates in 2020 introduced some very efficient mild-hybrid engine options.

For unsurpassed comfort without having to resort to the expense of an Audi A1, try a Volkswagen Polo. Ride comfort is hugely impressive for a car in this class, plus all the controls have that extra layer of slickness to justify the additional expense of the Polo.

Overview

While it won't trouble a Ford Fiesta for fun or a Volkswagen Polo for ride comfort, the Clio continues to be a great all-rounder that'll tick enough boxes to suit most needs. Stick with a mid-range model for the best value.

  • Class-leading safety tech
  • Practical boot
  • Smooth hybrid system
  • High boot loading lip
  • Clunky manual gearbox
  • Laggy infotainment system