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Used Renault Grand Scenic 2009-2016 review

Category: MPV

Section: What is it like?

Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
  • Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16
Used Renault Grand Scenic 2009-2016 review
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What's the used Renault Grand Scenic MPV like?

Family cars used to be a humble hatchback with five seats and a boot big enough for the weekly shop. Then the needs of the family grew, so cars did too. Renault made tall hatches popular with the first-generation Scenic in the 1990s, expanding the idea a decade later to produce the seven-seat Grand Scenic.

Not only did the cars expand in size, the market did also, and it now includes the likes of the Volkswagen Touran, Vauxhall Zafira and Ford Grand C-Max.

What’s more important to potential family buyers is the interior and its flexibility. With seven seats, it can deal with the school run well, but the third row is best suited to children. The boot isn’t particularly large with the rearmost seats in place, but they do fold flat into the floor when not in use. The boot opening is quite wide and the floor is nice and low for ease of loading. Trouble is, the second row doesn’t fold flat and you have to remove that row completely to achieve the maximum load capacity; it is an awkward task and, due to the weight of the seats, is akin to a work out in the gym. Space in the front is fine for most, with plenty of adjustment in the driver's seat and steering wheel.