The Modus shares its underpinnings with the Clio, and looks expensive model-for-model compared with a supermini, though it is competitively priced against the closely-related Nissan Note and similar quasi-MPV rivals. Running costs should be affordable, with low insurance, good fuel consumption and cheap servicing, thanks to long 18,000-mile intervals.
Renault Modus Hatchback quality & reliability
Renault has consistently finished near the bottom of the table in our annual reliability survey, and the Modus has not been trouble-free. Owners have reported a series of problems; some serious engine issues, but mostly poor trim and build quality defects.
Renault Modus Hatchback safety & security
The Modus has scored the full five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. All models come with at least four airbags, but stability control is an extra-cost option (albeit a reasonably priced one). There are ISOFIX child-seat mounting points, front seatbelt pretensioners plus deadlocks and an immobiliser in all versions.