Renault Scenic

Renault Scenic review

Space & practicality
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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

The Renault Scenic scores an early victory over rivals, thanks to its class-leading boot space. Depending on how much you need to carry, you can slide the rear bench forward or backwards to prioritise either carrying capacity or rear leg room.

Even with the bench slid all the way back, though, taller adults may find themselves with less leg space than is ideal. The floor is also quite high, meaning taller individuals will find their knees getting in the way of the folding tables. There are cubbies under the floor, but we do wonder if a lower footwell would have been better. Either way, there are certainly more spacious rivals. The glovebox is rather small, too, with the fuse box taking up a large amount of space.

It’s not all bad. Most models get a sliding centre console that has loads of room for a family’s clutter. It also has a 12V and two USB sockets for front-seat passengers, and the same again for those in the back. As for the sliding bit, it’s good for separating quarrelling kids in the rear quarters, although it does impede the folding of the seats. All but the entry-level model gets a rear bench that folds down electrically; this is controlled from the boot or via the infotainment screen.

 

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