Renault Trafic review

Category: Medium Van

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

You get a four-year/100,000-mile warranty, along with four years of roadside assistance as standard. If you're setting up in business for yourself, Renault also offers a sign-writing package across its range that allows you to choose from sets of fonts and colours.

As has often been the case, the Trafic proves to be good value for money when it comes to the level of equipment in its various trim packages, especially when compared with rivals from Mercedes and Volkswagen. 

Entry-level Business models get electric windows, electric/heated door mirrors, an alarm and immobiliser, an adjustable steering wheel, a DAB radio with Bluetooth and a multifunction trip computer.

Next up is Business+, which brings manual air conditioning, the wide-angle passenger mirror, rear parking sensors and a mobile office package that includes a smartphone cradle and a fold-down centre seatback with detachable clipboard. Body-coloured bumpers are also added at this point to enhance the look of the van.

But if you can afford it, the range-topping Sport model is worth the money, with an upgraded dashboard that gets a closeable upper storage compartment, leather-covered steering wheel and cruise control with speed limiter. There are also 17in alloy wheels, front foglights, body-coloured mirrors and metallic paint thrown in. 

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The Renault Trafic is a good all-round package that owner-drivers will be drawn to, from the generous equipment levels and innovative features through to its efficient engine and responsive automatic gearbox. It might not be the UK’s best-seller, but its popularity in Europe certainly reflect its abilities.

  • Responsive automatic gearbox
  • High specification Sport trim
  • Smart wide-angle mirror
  • Shortage of in-cab storage
  • Wind noise can be intrusive

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