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Renault Trafic review

Costs & verdict
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

With so much choice in the mid-size van segment and four near-identical vehicles from the Renault-Nissan-Vauxhall stable to choose from, picking the right van is a difficult task.

Where the Renault Trafic stands out, however, is with its three-tiered trim levels, allowing customers to have a basic, mid-range or top-spec van. Business+ has a fair level of equipment, making it a good overall proposition, but we’d recommend the Sport version if your budget can stretch, because it includes the highly desirable touchscreen infotainment system. Coupled with the 123bhp engine, it’s a great combination that will suit most needs.

The Trafic is supported by a three-year/ 60,000-mile warranty with unlimited mileage in the first two years, and there are service centres dedicated to Renault vans. For those setting up in business, it also offers a signwriting package for all its vans, allowing you to design your own livery. You can choose between cheap, cheerful set fonts and colours or a bespoke package of paint and graphics, all of which are competitively priced.

Other items to look out for when buying a Trafic are Ready4Work Sortimo racking systems and the advanced dashboard camera, which has an advanced parking mode, lane departure warning system and forward collision warning.

Renault Trafic infotainment system
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Verdict

Strong levels of equipment on high-end models combine with the best engines in its class to make the Trafic a really compelling medium sized van.

  • Great twin-turbocharged engine
  • High-specification Sport and special edition models
  • Smart wide-angle mirror
  • Dull interior
  • Lack of interior storage