Which used Renault Grand Scenic MPV should I buy?
The wide range of turbocharged engines starts with a 113bhp 1.2-litre petrol and a 108bhp 1.5-litre diesel. The latter is the most refined diesel engine of the bunch and extremely efficient; however, as we’ve already mentioned, both of these engines struggle a bit to haul the Grand Scenic’s heft.
If you have lots of people to carry on a regular basis, we’d recommend an upgrade to the 128bhp 1.6-litre diesel, although you’ll have to live with the extra noise it makes. You could also go for a 158bhp 1.6-litre diesel, a 128bhp 1.2-litre petrol or a 138bhp 1.3-litre petrol, or there’s Renault’s 1.5-litre Hybrid Assist diesel, a mild hybrid that features a small electric motor to boost the standard engine’s fuel economy. If you can find one of these, it’s worth a look because it teams the 1.5-litre diesel’s refinement with a much-needed performance boost.
In terms of equipment levels, the cheapest Grand Scenic is the Expression+, although even this comes well equipped. The majority of Grand Scenics on the used market, though, come in Dynamique Nav trim, which will offer everything most buyers will be looking for, including satellite navigation. If you wanted to splash out, you could of course upgrade to Dynamique S Nav, which gets you the larger, portrait-format touchscreen, as well as a few other shiny bits, while the top-of-the-range Signature is the luxury option – although it’s too expensive and rare to really recommend.
Our favourite Renault Grand Scenic 1.5 dCi Dynamique Nav