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Evolution might be a slow process for some, but the Renault Trafic shows that it’s possible to accomplish a lot in a short timeframe.
Indeed, regular incremental updates have been key to the Trafic’s success since it replaced the ageing Estafette in the UK 40 years ago. Over its four decades on the road, the Trafic has adapted and kept with the times, and this latest version is no different.
The Renault Trafic van has a strong reputation for reliability. However, watchouts include turbo failures, which are expensive, the sliding doors popping out of their channels, which can be expensive and potentially dangerous if it happens on the road, and bodywork issues, especially on older vehicles. Read our full Renault Trafic review.
The latest Renault Trafic and Vauxhall Vivaro vans are entirely unrelated. However, previous generations of the Trafic and Vivaro were closely linked, with Renault badging its van as a Vauxhall (or Vauxhall) until 2018. Read our latest Renault Trafic review.
The Renault Trafic is classed as a medium sized van. Rivals to the Renault Trafic include the Citroen Dispatch, Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes Vito, Peugeot Expert, Toyota Proace, Vauxhall Vivaro and VW Transporter. Read our ratings of the best medium vans.
Diesel-powered Renault Trafics offer strong economy figures, and therefore strong ranges per tank of fuel of hundreds of miles, albeit also dictated by how you drive them. The Renault Trafic E-Tech is an all-electric version of the same van, which has an official range of 149 miles on a charge. Read more on the Renault Trafic’s engine range.
The Renault Trafic E-Tech is all-electric, offers 118bhp and has a 52kWh battery that delivers an official range of 149 miles. It is based on the diesel-powered Trafic, but with the battery and electrical running gear under the bonnet and boot floor. There’s also a smaller Renault Kangoo E-Tech, Renault Master E-Tech and Renault Zoe van.