Although the Modus is priced to compete against the likes of the Vauxhall Meriva and Nissan Note, all three look expensive next to budget superminis offering similar levels of equipment. However, the Modus provides frugal running costs, low insurance rates and cheap servicing with 18,000-mile intervals.
Renault Grand Modus Hatchback quality & reliability
The build quality feels impressively solid, but Expression models miss out on the Dynamique's soft-touch cabin trim, so they don't feel as classy inside. Renault's record for reliability has been less than illustrious in recent years, though - the manufacturer has consistently finished near the bottom in our annual Reliability Surveys.
Renault Grand Modus Hatchback safety & security
The Modus has already achieved a five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests, and there's no reason to suspect that the Grand Modus will fare any worse. All come with at least four airbags and sophisticated brake safety systems, but stability control costs extra. On the security front, all versions have deadlocks and an engine immobiliser.