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Renault Reviews

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Good: Based on Nissan Navara NP300. 3.5 tonne towing capacity. Double cab models will use five-link rear suspension set-up.
Bad: Not available until 2017.
Good: Well priced, with good equipment levels. Compact dimensions but with SUV driving position. Car-like handling. Child-friendly removable, washable seat covers.
Bad: Interior quality could be better. Easy to drive but not much fun.
Good: Bigger and better looking Clio an improvement on previous model. Both 90 TCe petrol and 90 dCI diesel under 100g/km CO2.
Bad: Interior quality doesn't match rivals. UK cars have offset pedals and wheel. Steering on 90 TCe a little light.
Good: Impressive handling and grip. Improved refinement and ride compared to previous version. Vastly improved by 220 Trophy model on 18-inch Michelin Pilot SuperSports. The only auto small hot hatch.
Bad: Lost the raw edge of the old Clio Renaultsport. No manual gearbox option only twin-clutch EDC with paddleshifts.
Good: Much better looking than previous Scenic. Larger boot and better quality interior.
Bad: Prices have increased slightly.
Good: Stylish alternative to the Nissan Qashqai. Excellent handling. Refined and economical choice of diesel engines.
Bad: Ride can feel unsettled less than perfect road surfaces. Only one petrol engine available. Interior is a little bland.
Good: Versatile and user-friendly compact van. Economical 1.5 dCi engines improved for 2013 with start/stop. Z.E all-electric version available with range of 105 miles.
Bad: Short wheelbase Compact version no longer available.
Good: Koleos returns to the UK as larger counterpart to Kadjar. Based on the Nissan X-Trail.
Bad: Not arriving until mid 2017
Good: Cheaper to buy new than the previous Master. Economical 2.3-litre chain cam dCi diesel engine. Good looking front end styling.
Bad: Double passenger seat squabs too short for long distance comfort.
Good: Excellent cabin quality, a superb (and massive) touchscreen infotainment setup, very well priced and equipped, surprisingly quiet diesel engines.
Bad: Lower specification models have a dull cabin, four-wheel steer can feel odd, GT model isn't very exciting.
Good: Fine riding and handling and stunning looking coupe just £400 more than the five-door hatch. Sporty 220GT launched February 2015 to sit below RenaultSport Megane.
Bad: Poor rear visibility. Getting in and out of the back is hard work. Fiddly stereo and navigation system. 220GT slower, less fuel efficient and higher CO2 than SEAT Leon SC Cupra.
Good: Handling ability is a huge asset and it remains the benchmark for its class. Affordable with reasonable running costs for a hot hatch.
Bad: The infotainment screen and navigation are dated. Refinement is not as good as in some rivals which is a trade-off for the Megane’s raw nature.
Good: Estate version of new Megane promises high quality interior and low running costs.
Bad: Not arriving until September 2016.
Good: Renault Scenic freshly redefined as a 'crossover' MPV/SUV. Five star Euro NCAP rating.
Bad: 195/55 R20 tyres are unique.
Good: Improved Trafic gets a new 1.6 diesel engine available as a twin-turbo version Interior has been overhauled. L1 now capable of carrying three Euro pallets.
Bad: Technically not an all-new van rather a thorough revamp. Some minor material issues in the cabin.
Good: Fun to drive in town. Easy to park and manoeuvre. Tight turning circle. Spacious inside. Cheap sunroof option.
Bad: Expensive to buy. Lacks motorway refinement. Limited seat adjustment. Not as many on the streets as stablemate Smart ForFour.
Good: Electrically powered with a 50 miles range. Quirky mix of a moped and small city two-seater. Ideal for city commuting.
Bad: Doors are an optional extra. Minimal protection from the elements. Can't be parked in motorcycle bays or driven in bus lanes. Top speed of 53mph.
Good: Sensibly priced compact four-seater electric car. Cute and funky styling. Punchy and smooth to drive around town. 130 miles maximum range.
Bad: Sluggish at higher speeds in Eco mode. Cannot be charged from a standard three-pin socket. You have to pay to lease the battery adding to running costs.
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