Unlike some of the other cars Renault makes, the Twingo is predicted to hold on to a good chunk of its value after three years. It also has impressively low CO2 emissions and is cheap to lease, so is a good private buy. Take out a Renault PCP finance deal and the cost of the Twingo’s first four services are included; if you don’t, you can get a good-value package that prepays for the services.
Renault Twingo quality & reliability
Parts of the Twingo’s interior look and feel pretty good, such as the attractive gloss plastics around the dashboard. There are some poorly damped switches, though, and sharp edges on the scratchy, cheaper plastics towards knee level. Renault as a manufacturer was awarded average marks for reliability in the most recent JD Power customer satisfaction survey, but a four-year, 100,000-mile warranty is standard.
Renault Twingo safety & security
Like the best cars in this class, the Twingo gets six airbags and a tyre pressure-monitoring system as standard. Stability control and emergency brake assist are also fitted to all versions. The Twingo was awarded four out of five stars in its Euro NCAP crash test, and performed well for adult and child safety. An alarm isn’t fitted, but security experts Thatcham awarded the car good scores for its resistance to theft and being broken into.