Renault Captur Review
Think of the car you most desire: do you imagine high seating positions, an affordable price and a practical crossover? If that’s the case, look no further. The Renault Captur is one of the most impressionable SUV crossovers on the market, offering the style and features of an SUV and all the running costs of a small hatchback.
The design of the Captur is based on its smaller sibling, the Renault Clio. This baby SUV captures the practical aspects you might expect from a standard SUV, like a spacious interior and a larger boot, but it also offers the economical drive of a small hatchback. However, unlike many crossovers, the Captur also offers a stable and sturdy ride.
All Renault Captur’s share the same dynamic and stylish looks, but you will be pleased to know that there are many different customisation options to choose from. There are various colour packs available, which includes special trims on the centre console, removable washable seat covers, inserts on the steering wheel but to name a few.
Most of the Captur’s features come as standard the further up the range you move, so you don’t have to spend a fortune getting what you want. The more luxurious part-leather option is only available on the Signature Nav model, but it does come as standard.
The interior matches the sleek, dynamic look of the exterior. It is clean cut and very smart, which is perfect for those who want the look of an SUV without the elaborate price tag. Add that to all of the technology that is jam packed into the Renault Captur, this may be a baby crossover but it certainly does not feel like one.
The interior of the Captur derives from that of the Renault Clio and yet it still has its own unique feel. With an upright dashboard, familiar of an SUV, and
a layout that is far more substantial than its siblings, the Renault Captur is packed full of the latest technology.
Every model has technology worth having right down to the Expression+, which comes with a CD stereo that has standard Bluetooth, USB slot and AUX socket. More expensive models have something even better: the Media Nav system. It is an easy-to-use multimedia system with a touchscreen that gives access to everything you need, from the radio to your phone and navigation.
If that isn’t enough, the Signature Nav has a Techno pack that includes R-link multimedia. Should you choose to upgrade to the Techno pack, this will boost 4x20w speakers to 4x35w. The Techno pack also includes a reversing camera to assist you with parking.
When it comes to the drive, the Renault Captur makes the most of the extra height with more suspension. This helps make driving over bumps and potholes more comfortable. Its raised height makes the drive feel more secure, allowing it to soak up the impact from more unsettling road surfaces.
Despite the size and bulk of the Captur’s body, it is still really nimble to drive especially through corners. The Renault Captur may be large but there is plenty of grip, providing a comfortable and secure ride. It is smooth and easy to drive, making your journey as refined as possible.
All of the engines available across the Captur range are turbocharged, allowing drivers to have the power that they increasingly desire. The three-cylinder engine delivers power that is refined, providing the Captur with a great deal of performance. The Renault Captur doesn’t disappoint.
Not all SUVs are very cost efficient, so choosing an SUV crossover may be the wisest option. The Renault Captur offers excellent efficiency across the entire range, with small engines used in each model to purposely keep CO2 emissions down as much as possible. Most of the Captur range sits below 100 g/km for CO2 emissions, making it as eco-friendly as possible.
The Renault Captur holds its value quite well because it is a stylish model in sector that is in high demand. Its value depreciates far less than its smaller sibling, the Renault Clio, as it is more popular on the used car market. This means that the Renault Captur is holding its retained value a lot better than many other cars available on the market.
When looking for a new car the majority of people want performance, style, reliability and safety. Wit the Renault Captur you get all that and more. It is a sensible purchase that means you won’t have to compromise on anything.