Used Renault Espace MPV 2002 - 2012 review

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2002 - 2012 review
Renault Espace MPV (02 - 12)
  • Renault Espace MPV (02 - 12)
  • Renault Espace MPV (02 - 12)
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Our recommendations

Which used Renault Espace MPV should I buy?

There are three petrol versions - a 2.0-litre, a 2.0-litre turbo and a brisk but thirsty 3.5 V6. Of the diesels, the 3.0 turbodiesel is more refined than the smaller units, but it's dearer and doesn't get on that well with its automatic gearbox.

The 173bhp 2.0 turbodiesel provides plenty of performance, but is available in higher trims only, while the 118bhp 1.9 dCi is cheaper, easier on the juice, but too slow. The 148bhp 2.2 dCi, on the other hand, gives the best of all possible worlds.

All models are stacked with safety kit and have air-con, a CD player, four electric windows and remote central locking. Expression - our preferred trim - upgrades you to cruise control and a CD multichanger, while Privilege adds alloys and climate control, and top-spec Initiale means leather seats.

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