Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Running costs for big vans are always high, but the latest Renault engines mostly show significant improvements over older units. The most economical engine is the dCi 150 diesel, which has an official fuel consumption of 47.9mpg. Front-wheel-drive models can be around 10mpg more economical than the equivalent rear-wheel-drive version. However, it's worth noting that if you do a lot of motorway miles, you can expect your fuel economy to dip quite significantly into the high 20s and low 30s.
Safety systems in the Master include Side Wind Assist and Active Emergency Braking. There’s also the option of new ‘advanced driver assistance systems’ which include a Rear View Assist – a permanent display of the rear of the vehicle (much like a mirror would allow) on a small screen where the mirror would usually be. Blind spot warning, lane departure warning and front parking sensors also help keep the driver and vehicle safe.