Renault Kangoo (2009 – 2012) Review

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Renault Kangoo (2009 – 2012) At A Glance

Really roomy, with clever, quick, flat folding rear seats that leave a low load floor. Cruise control with speed limiter. 6-speed box.

Harder ride than Berlingo and Partner. UK sales of Kango combi ended January 2012.

Insurance Groups are between 6–13
On average it achieves 86% of the official MPG figure

The standard length competes directly against the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, offering one thing they currently don’t: a four speed, torque converter automatic. And, if specified with rear seats (either as a panel van for VAT purposes, or as a windowed MPV), these have a simple cantilever that enables them to be folded very quickly and easily. Another advantage over the Berlingo and Partner is that instead of adding the extra length behind the back wheels, Renault adds it to the wheelbase, which makes the Kangoo Maxi both better looking and more stable.

The main engine options for all three are Renault’s well used, belt cam 1.5dCi with outputs of 85PS or 105PS and torque of 200Nm at 1,900rpm or 240Nm at 2,000rpm. EU5 versions with diesel particulate filters and outputs of 90PS and 110PS will be available by the end of 2010.

The version I took out was a windowed Maxi ‘combi’ with 66/33 split folding rear seats. This would be special order in the UK, but you can get a VAT friendly van version with rear seats and a very clever moveable rear load guard that shifts to protect either all five passengers or just the driver and front passenger.

Maximum load length at floor level is 2,210mm to the backs of the two front seats, or 1,328mm to the backs of the rear seats. The two seater version can be ordered with an optional folding passenger seat enabling extremely long loads up to 2,886mm (9 feet) such as ladders and kayaks to be accommodated inside.

Renault Kangoo Express Maxi 2010 Road Test

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Real MPG average for a Renault Kangoo (2009 – 2012)

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Average performance

86%

Real MPG

22–56 mpg

MPGs submitted

21

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What cars offer removable seats?
"Can you please tell me which cars have completely removable rear seats? This is my chief requirement in picking a car."
The Skoda Karoq has this feature because it was a popular feature of the Yeti. Otherwise, van-based MPVs such as the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner (new ones on the way), Renault Kangoo combi, Mercedes-Benz Citan, Fiat Doblo combi, Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life.
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I'm looking for a used small car or van to tow my trailer - what do you suggest?
"I'm looking for a used small car or van to tow my small trailer. I was thinking of Citroen Berlingo or Renault Kangoo. What do you think?"
The Ford Transit Custom will tow up to 1.2 tonnes when hooked to a braked trailer, although for safety reasons you want to ensure that the trailer and its load is less than 80 per cent of the kerbweight of the van. You can find the vehicle weights on a sticker behind the driver’s door or on the back of the fuel filler cap. Alternatively, it might be on metal plate in the engine bay. Always make a note of the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and Gross Train Weight (GTW). The GVW is the maximum permitted weight of the vehicle (plus any load it is carrying), while the GTW is the maximum permitted weight of the vehicle plus any trailer being towed and its respective load. For more advice on towing, see: https://vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-news/comment/do-you-need-a-tachograph-to-tow/
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Need a low cost running car, with a large boot for my cycling business - what do you advise?
"I've started my own up-cycling business and I don't want to use a third party. My largest piece is 54-inches long and 45-inches high and pretty heavy, so needs to be able carry considerable weight. Considered a pick up truck but heard they are costly to run and it would also have to be a double cab. Hope you can help advise me."
You're only talking 4' 6" here, but 3' 9" high. I think your best bet is a Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Renault Kangoo, Fiat Doblo, Mercedes-Benz Citan, Vauxhall Combo, Ford Connect van or combi (with windows). All have low load floors. Combis such as the Berlingo Multispace tend to be cheaper to insure and the rear seats can be folded or totally removed.
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Who would you suggest to supply and install a third rear seat in my car?
"I need help finding someone to supply and install a third rear seat to my already wheelchair-friendly 2011 Renault Kangoo."
Links to lots of specialists who can do this under 'Disabled' in this Links directory: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/useful-websites/specialists/
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