Renault Scenic E-Tech Review 2024

Renault Scenic E-Tech At A Glance

Honest John Overall Rating
Stylish and spacious, the Renault Scenic E-Tech makes a very good case for itself alongside more expensive competition. Chuck in an extensive list of standard equipment and an impressively long electric range, and we think the Renault Scenic E-Tech is one of the best electric SUVs you can buy.

+Range of up to 379 miles. Very comfortable and spacious. Easy to drive. Lots of standard equipment.

-A Kia EV6 can be charged quicker. Interior quality isn't that impressive in places.

When the last Renault Scenic arrived in 2016, the brand was very proud that it was still a practical people carrier. Competitors might have been launching family SUVs - but the it remained true to its roots. However, it's all change with the latest Renault Scenic now going all electric - and switching to an SUV style. Find out more in a full Renault Scenic E-Tech review.

Renault doesn't actually call it an SUV but we will - and, as its 'E-Tech' name suggests, it's a pure electric vehicle, intended to rival the Kia EV6, the new Nissan Ariya, along with the popular Skoda Enyaq iV and the impressive Tesla Model Y.

One of the biggest obstacles to electric car ownership is range anxiety. That's why the new Renault Scenic E-Tech is offered with a big 87kWh battery pack providing an official range of up to 379 miles.

That may seem like overkill for some (how often do you travel that far without a break?), so the Renault Scenic E-Tech is also offered with a smaller 60kWh battery and still-very-useable 260-mile range.

It's comfortable and easy to drive, with up to 30 driver-assistance safety systems on hand to keep you safe. Some of these are a bit interfering - like in almost every modern car - but there's a handy shortcut button that can be used to set up your own preferred combination of driver-assistance tech.

While it might be more SUV-like than its predecessor, the Renault Scenic E-Tech remains a very practical family car. There's loads of room inside, while the interior is well finished and features an impressive Google-based infotainment system. Top-spec models come with an impressive panoramic sunroof, which lets daylight into the cabin but without compromising on headroom.

There are three trim levels to choose from: Techno, Esprit Alpine and Iconic. The entry-level Renault Scenic Techno, with its £37,500 start price, feels far from a budget choice: standard kit includes the aforementioned 12.0-inch infotainment system, 12.3-inch digital driver's display, heated seats and a heated steering wheel.

When you compare the standard equipment with the most affordable Volkswagen ID.4 or Toyota BZ4X, the Renault Scenic E-Tech looks to offer exceptional value for money.

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