Renault Zoe review

Category: Electric car

Section: Costs & verdict

Renault Zoe 2022 interior infotainment
  • Renault Zoe 2022 front right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 rear right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior dashboard
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior rear seats
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior infotainment
  • Renault Zoe 2022 right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 front right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 rear right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 front right static
  • Renault Zoe 2022 rear left static
  • Renault Zoe 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Renault Zoe 2022 headlight detail
  • Renault Zoe 2022 rear lights detail
  • Renault Zoe 2022 charging socket
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior front seats
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior driver display
  • Renault Zoe 2022 boot open
  • Renault Zoe 2022 front right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 rear right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior dashboard
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior rear seats
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior infotainment
  • Renault Zoe 2022 right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 front right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 rear right tracking
  • Renault Zoe 2022 front right static
  • Renault Zoe 2022 rear left static
  • Renault Zoe 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Renault Zoe 2022 headlight detail
  • Renault Zoe 2022 rear lights detail
  • Renault Zoe 2022 charging socket
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior front seats
  • Renault Zoe 2022 interior driver display
  • Renault Zoe 2022 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Zoe is priced roughly in line with the Mini ElectricNissan Leaf and Peugeot e-208. If you're buying on PCP finance, Renault usually offers cheaper monthly repayments than those rivals, although expect to pay even less per month for an MG4 Long Range.

Renault as a brand came 18th out of 32 manufacturers in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey, with the Zoe itself coming mid table in the electric car class. Every new Renault comes with a five-year warranty. There’s no mileage limit for the first two years, but a 100,000-mile limit applies thereafter. Meanwhile, the Zoe's battery is covered by a separate eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

Overview

Great value, fairly practical and has a longer range between charges than most of its rivals. Sadly, it's let down but Renault's decision to omit critical safety kit, something that resulted in Euro NCAP giving the car a shocking zero star rating.

  • Longer range than most rivals
  • Smart interior
  • Relatively big boot
  • Rear head room could be better
  • Terrible safety rating
  • CCS charging costs extra on some versions
New car deals
Save up to £2,499
Target Price from £27,656
Save up to £2,499
or from £331pm
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From £19,995
Leasing deals
From £372pm